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industrial vacuums

The many uses of industrial vacuums

Britclean‘s range of industrial vacuums is used across a wide range of industries.

For this blog, we are going to tell you more about these industries and how using one of our vacuums will benefit this working environment.

Industries that use industrial vacuums

Metal processing

The metalworking industry houses a number of advanced processes with the use of cooling lubricants and metal processing. The cleaning of such workpieces plus machine tools has a significant impact on efficiency but using an industrial vacuum ensuring a thorough clean.

Wood and furniture

The wood and furniture industry produces plenty of sawdust, shavings and swarf that are a constant health risk. Using special vacuuming systems means you can prevent dust and shavings collection and becoming a hazard.

Food processing

To prevent contamination in food processing, clean practices and optimal hygiene are needed. Large quantities of fine and explosive dust are generated in this industry, which is best removed using an industrial vacuum.

Glass and stone

Very fine, sharp-edged and abrasive suction material is produced when working with stone and glass. A specialised vacuuming system will overcome any debris that is generated from the manufacturing process.

Rubber and plastics

Hazardous fine and coarse particles are generated in the production and processing of rubber and plastics. Transportation and maintenance work will also generate large amounts of debris.

Pharmaceutical

Production processes in the pharmaceutical industry need to be as efficient as possible, which can be achieved by using dust extraction and vacuuming on an industrial scale.

Textiles

Using an industrial vacuum when producing textiles is the best way to prevent leaving behind lint or residue.

Chemicals

The chemicals industry uses a variety of aggressive solid substances and corrosive liquids and while safe suction is tricky, this can be achieved with a specialised vacuum.

Electrical and optics

The electrical and optics industry generate very fine dust during production that can damage components and needs to be vacuumed directly.

Printing

Paper dust, pigment powder, liquid paints and toners are released when producing print media. These substances are highly toxic and require a high-performance vacuum cleaner.

Get in touch for more information

If you have any questions about industrial vacuums from Britclean, please do not hesitate to contact us now. We offer some of the best brands on the market, including Karcher and Nilfisk.

pressure washers - fittings

What are Pressure Washer Fittings?

Fittings connect pressure washer parts together and fit between the high-pressure hose and trigger gun or between the pump and pressure hose to ensure they connect properly.

Pressure washers come equipped with fittings, couplers and adapters so you can pretty much hit the ground running once your machine has arrived.

There are some instances where fittings will be needed, which we will explain in the latest blog from Britclean.

You will only start to require fittings when you –

Add attachments such as a surface cleaner, foamer or pressure gauge
Want to use a different high-pressure hose or to extend the length of your current hose
Want to turn screw fittings to quick connect
Looking to avoid hose kinks with swivel fittings

Fittings are relatively cheap, long-lasting and will ultimately make your cleaning experience easier.

The difference between Quick Connect and Swivel Fittings for Pressure Washers

Here we will explain the difference between Quick Connect and Swivel fittings to ensure you get the right one for your pressure washing machine.

Quick Connect Fittings

Quick Connect pressure washer fittings are the simple solution to connect and remove a hose quickly.

The female quick connects hose fittings (sometimes referred to as sockets) have an o-ring to prevent leaks whereas the male side is sometimes called the plug.

Most pressure washing machines will come equipped with quick-connect fittings out-of-the-box.

Swivel Fittings

Swivels prevent the hose from kinking when being used and help to unkink it when you first walk out the hose.

This fitting works by allowing a swivel of the hose without needing to twist the spray gun and extension wand in big circles. You will be able to walk it out and the gun swivel twists out the hose kinks as you walk. This is one fitting that you will not be able to pressure wash without once you’ve used it once.

Get in touch with any questions

If you have any questions about pressure washing fittings, please do not hesitate to contact Britclean now. Our team have over four decades of experience and will be more than happy to help.

pressure washers - mossy paving

Your Guide to Maintaining Pressure Washers

With the sunshine finally arriving many of us are planning maintenance activities that we have put off during winter and spring. As we know here at Britclean, pressure washers are the best cleaning method for exteriors of buildings, pathways plus vehicles to get you ready to mingle outdoors again.

For this blog, we will explain why regular checkups on your pressure washing machine are the best way to maintain their quality performance.

Why Does Routine Maintenance work for Pressure Washers?

Here are the five main reasons why scheduled maintenance for your machine is crucial –

1. Prevent breakdowns
2. Avoid costly repairs
3. Avoid inconveniences
4. Ensure it performs consistently well
5. Ensure it withstands hundreds of hours of use

What Happens If I Don’t Maintain My Machine?

Spending time trying to figure out why your pressure washer won’t start isn’t the best way to start your day. If you have planned a BBQ with family and friends, the last thing you want is a patio coated in moss and mildew. This will likely be the scenario at one point if you don’t maintain your cleaning machine.

Gas pressure washers are not like cars, where you can go months without lifting the hood and checking the fluid levels. They work best when they are attended to regularly.

The best method to ensure your pressure washing machine starts and runs smoothly each time you want to use it is by having a regular maintenance program put together. Britclean is one of the leading suppliers of cleaning machines who offer a maintenance program, whether you are hiring or purchasing one of our products.

Talk to the Experts at Britclean

If you are looking for a new pressure washing machine, get in touch with Britclean today. We have been trading for over 40 years from our base in Stoke on Trent, offering the widest range of jet washing machines, including well-known brands such as Karcher, Nilfisk plus our own brand of manufactured machines.

Interpump pressure washers

Everything You Need to Know About Interpump Pressure Washers

Interpump is one of the leading brands of pressure washers that we supply here at Britclean.

Interpump washing machines are ideal for any heavy-duty, outdoor cleaning task. They can be used for machinery cleaning, washing down milk parlours and livestock containers or even simply keeping your walkways clear.

Equipped with slow running pumps with a cast iron crankcase, a solid brass pump head and ceramic pistons for long life durability The chassis incorporates a large capacity chemical tank connected to a low-pressure chemical injector that doses detergents or chemicals into the line when selected at the gun.

Specifications for our Interpump Pressure Washers

Here is a breakdown of the three Interpump models of pressure washing units we currently have in stock –

Quicky –

  • Auto-stop/start with 30s delay
  • Integrated control set & bypass
  • Integrated chemical injector
  • Thermoplastic wheeled trolley
  • Integrated chemical tank & hose holder
  • Two-piece lance assembly
  • 8m high-pressure hose
  • 5m power cable

TSX 12/100 –

  • Auto-stop/start with 30s delay
  • Integrated control set & bypass
  • Integrated chemical injector
  • Thermoplastic wheeled trolley
  • Integrated chemical tank & hose holder
  • Two-piece lance assembly
  • 8m high-pressure hose
  • 5m power cable

TSX 15/150 –

  • Auto-stop/start with 30s delay
  • Integrated control set & bypass
  • Integrated chemical injector
  • Thermoplastic wheeled trolley
  • Integrated chemical tank & hose holder
  • Two-piece lance assembly
  • 8m high-pressure hose
  • 5m power cable

Find Out More About Interpump

Interpump were founded in 1977, and have become one of the largest and most innovative manufacturers of electrically driven pressure washers.

They have been innovators within the industry by producing technically advanced pumps of exceptional quality that are universally acknowledged as some of the best available.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you have any questions about Interpump pressure washers, please do not hesitate to contact Britclean today. We have been supplying the finest range of Interpump pressure washing machines for over 40 years plus other renowned brands like Karcher and Nilfisk.