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Rosemor makes moves in Milan's Malpensa Airport
During trials over the past few days in Malpensa Airport, Milan, the Rosemor's Rotomac escalator cleaning machine produced such good cleaning results that the decision-makers have decided to purchase the latest version of the machine - the new Rotomac ET15B.
"The beauty of this machine is its ability to automatically clean the step right to the edges, working on both the horizontal and the vertical part of the step simultaneously," explains Rosemor's Efi Rosen.
"The surface is left clean and dry with no risk of contamination to lubricating oils in the escalator drums or damage to electrical circuits. An important aspect of this cleaning process is that all sand, dirt and spillage which would normally have combined with oil and grease to form a grinding paste in the escalator mechanism, are completely removed."
The Rotomac ET15B succeeds the successful Rotomac 360, which had 11 brushes. This new machine has 15 brushes and offers a better performance. It is more efficient and built for longer term use and it benefits from a battery back-up for removing the machine safely from the escalator should there be a power surge or a fault with escalator itself. Time settings have been increased to include a 15 seconds option for maintenance and quick cleaning, while new stainless steel buttons on the control panel are more durable.
Efi tells us that other enhancements include a plug-in socket on the machine itself for the T10 attachment which enables the ET15B to be used on moving walkways and an improved operator manual which includes more pictures to help the operator or technician get the best use out of the machine.
"The machine is easily transported on its trolley and for cleaning is placed onto a non-moving escalator," explains Efi. "It sprays a fine mist of solution onto the step and the rotating brushes deep clean and sweep all dirt into the vacuum container and then into the recovery tank. The brushes that do not damage aluminium or the painted surfaces despite having the ability to remove tough dirt and grease. During the cleaning process the machine operator removes all embedded foreign matter, which could otherwise damage the escalator combs and steps.
"Prior to the use of escalator cleaning machines such as the Rotomac, facilities managers or contractors had to close down the escalators and walkways and either struggle to clean them manually, or remove them completely for a thorough clean. The Rotomac equipment has made a real difference, enabling escalators (both the treads and the risers) and walkways to be automatically deep-cleaned quickly, thoroughly and safely, in situ."
Rosemor has successfully supplied Rotomac escalator cleaners to more than 35 countries and currently supplies most of Europe, the US, China, South Africa, Trinidad, Singapore and Australia. Rotomac machines are being used in airports (including all the major airports in the UK), railway/tube stations, stores, shopping centres and many other locations and by major cleaning contractors such as ISS, OCS, Mitie and Amey.
23rd April 2015