FM products to watch for in April 2018
fmME reviews the latest gadgets, essential kit, and product innovations making an impact in the GCC’s FM market. Let us know if there’s something you’d like to see on these pages.
Atlas Copco will unveiled its new power generators and light towers at Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2018. Atlas Copco’s booth featured the latest models in its QIS and QES range of industrial and portable generators and the HiLight range of electric light towers.The QAS35 variable speed generator (VSG) features automatic variable speed control from 800 to 2550 rpm, and a built-in power management system reduces fuel consumption.The QAC1450 TwinPower generator offers the flexibility for modular power plant applications. Its houses two compact 725kVA generators powered by V16 Scania engines and double bearing alternators. www.atlascopco.com
Kärcher has launched a lightweight and compact OC3 Mobile Pressure Washer complete with its own removable water tank. The OC3 Mobile Pressure Washer works on a lithium-ion battery and gives a 15-minute operation time. The portable washer generates light pressure through a default flat stream nozzle which can be used on a variety of surfaces. It also comes with a set of default accessories which can be used for various tasks from cleaning bicycles and other small equipment, and sand-covered parts as well. The pricing for the OC3 Pressure Washer hasn’t been officially announced. www.kaercher.com/ae
Winterhalter has launched its latest BLUe range of ‘green’ cleaning chemicals in packaging designed to have minimal impact on the environment. Replacing standard cleaning products with concentrates, and using refillable flasks, has a significant impact on packaging use. A single 2litre bottle of concentrate yields 100 x 750ml flasks when diluted. Most of the cartons used for the BLUe range are made of recycled board, while the spray flask packaging contains post-consumer recylate. The BLUe products are manufactured under an environmental management system approved to ISO14001. Winterhalter Chemicals has developed a comprehensive portfolio of cleaning products. They include the largest range of warewashing chemicals, as well as a huge choice of specialist products formulated specifically for the foodservice industry. www.winterhalter.biz/chemicals/
Seagate’s SkyHawkhard drive is the first created specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance solutions. Building on Seagate’s 10-year track record of delivering surveillance optimised storage performance, SkyHawk AI provides unprecedented bandwidth and processing power to manage always-on, data-intensive workloads, while simultaneously analyzing and recording footage from multiple HD cameras. SkyHawk AI is ideal for intensive computational workloads that typically accompany AI work streams, as its high throughput and enhanced caching deliver low latency and excellent random read performance to quickly locate and deliver video images and footage analysis. www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/hdd/skyhawk
The T500/T500e Walk-Behind Floor Scrubbers deliver hygienic results, extended machine life, and reduced cost of ownership with a suite of innovative technologies. The T500/T500e walk-behind floor scrubbers provide optimal performance and consistent results on virtually any hard floor surface condition while lowering cleaning costs. They also help make a property’s cleaning operation more productive and consistent by choosing from multiple cleaning heads, including an orbital head, and a variety of optional innovative technologies. The T500 and T500e replaces the company’s T5 and T5e units. www.eu.tennantco.com
The Foamtec system is developed and patented by Santoemma, and is a as a revolutionary system that cleans and sanitises public restrooms by foaming; rinsing all surfaces; and vacuuming using a single machine. Foam ensures an extended chemical action on the dirt and bacteria and is therefore ideal for many places which need heavy duty cleaning. The entire process is carried out in four stages. The machine can also be used in places with no drains as it can absorb all the water that’s remaining on the floor after rinsing. The system foams and rinses at low pressure which requires minimal quantity of water. This avoids flooding in rooms, allows longer working autonomy and offers immediate availability of rest cubicles that have been cleaned. www.santoemma.com