Friday, November 26, 2010

Henry's Facelift

My favorite vac in the world and one that many love has had a face lift. Whats new? The basics are still the same. One of the quietest vacs on the market at 47/49db on the low/high settings. Filtration meets non-hazard HEPA requirements and now also meet and exceed requirements for LEEDS EB. But they've added something new.

For anyone who has ever complained that the only reason they don't use a canister is that they don't like carrying everything, hose, tools and vac separately, The issue has been addresses. Not only is this a one stop with everything on board, standard wind up on the cord and a carry tray for a bottle of chemical and a couple microfibers. I believe this will help in turning people more away from non working uprights to canisters that clean the way a vacuum should.

"Nothings too filthy for Phil-T"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Products

I recently had the privilege of attending the ISSA show in Orlando. I must say I was impressed with the sheer size of the show and volume of people attending. On that note for those who didn't get to go I thought I'd share a few new products and what's going ons from the show.

  Green: Everybody was show casing or talking green. If you weren't there was no reason for you to have a booth. The danger in that is that some companies use it out of context or use terms they don't fully understand and blur the line.

  Nace Care: Good old Henri has had plastic surgery. He is now green. With a lower electrical draw on one model and a nice carrying tool on another, definitely a long needed overhaul.

   Windsor: A ride on vacuum. a great idea if you have lots of carpet to clean.

   Johnson: Nothing new but a quarter of a million dollar booth to promote Taski. Yes they are going equipment all the way.

   Advance: EcoFlex. An on board chemical dilution system for floor scrubbers because sometimes you just need soap. The real buzz was that Advance revealed clinical proof that the Tennant Ech2o just doesn't work the way they say it does. Electrically charged water is cleaning with water. Something I believe I've said for 3 years now.

   Deb: They recently reconfigured and stream lined there offerings. Less products, less skus, smaller packaging and who can forget more money.

   Dustbane: As much as they were not at the show they also made a few changes. Green Vacs, not as efficient as the Nace line but a nice alternative. But the nice one from Dustbane is ECP certified urinal pucks and pucks in screen a unique offering for any who have buildings that are either LEEDS or looking for LEEDS certification.

This is some of whats new and exciting. I look forward to next year and will now be back on my weekly rotation.

"Nothings too filthy for Phil-T"