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Batteries for advanced cleaning machine performance

Published 7th August, 2013 by Neil Nixon

Batteries for advanced cleaning machine performance

Cleaning machine operators and OEMs can achieve significant operational benefits and cost savings with reduced CO2 emissions by specifying Hawker XFC, powerbloc or powerbloc dry batteries from EnerSys in their sweepers, scrubber driers and other floorcare equipment.

The Hawker XFC battery is ideal for applications involving opportunity or daytime cleaning. It can be recharged very quickly and for short periods whenever required, such as during breaks or while users carry out other tasks, without affecting its lifetime performance. This helps maintain machine availability throughout the shift while additional costs associated with spare batteries and changing facilities are avoided. Minimum gassing ensures Hawker XFC batteries can be used in retail areas, public spaces and sensitive locations. It is virtually maintenance free and no water topping-up is necessary.

The batteries are designed for optimum performance when used with a Hawker high-frequency charger. This combination is more efficient than traditional equipment and ensures correct charging whatever the battery's state of discharge. This reduces overall power consumption which minimises energy costs and CO2 emissions. The thin-plate-pure-lead technology of Hawker XFC batteries also packs more power into less space. OEMs can redesign their machines with smaller battery compartments or offer enhanced performance in existing machines.

The powerbloc and powerbloc dry ranges deliver excellent performance in light, medium and heavy duty cleaning applications. They offer a choice of performance characteristics for operators and OEMs to match the battery to their particular application and duty-cycle requirement or replace poor-performing batteries in existing equipment. Each model is manufactured with an advanced combination of lead plates and electrolyte for the best possible combination of running time, energy efficiency, reliability and low maintenance. The power bloc dry model with its gel electrolyte offers enhanced performance and is virtually maintenance free. Powerbloc and powerbloc dry batteries can be charged with standard 50Hz or high frequency equipment.

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