Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 30th March 2023 Issue no. 1058
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Removing graffiti gently and without harming the environment
Large cities pay up to one million euros a year to have graffiti removed from public areas. And it is estimated that smaller cities pay up to 200,000 euros a year at least. Municipal decision-makers, service providers and employees of housing associations are looking for an easy, reliable, gentle yet environmentally-friendly method of removing unwanted graffiti.
With its Tornado ACS, Systeco is offering an integrated, all-in-one solution based on the vacuum-blasting method. The unit uses a blasting agent specially selected for each surface, which is applied to the area to be cleaned. The paint particles are removed from the substrate and separated from the abrasive by a filter. The abrasive can then be used on the surface again to remove the paint.
The Tornado ACS is a closed system. No paint residues or solvent get into the waste water, so that there is less harm to the environment. No equipment for collecting paint residues is required.
A suitable abrasive can be selected for each type of surface to be cleaned. For example, nut shells can be used for both plastered facades and removing graffiti from paintwork.
Graffiti can also be removed from a composite insulation system (ETICS or ETICS systems). As no water which might get into gaps is used, there is no major danger of mould forming.
Since the system is kind to surfaces, it even meets the high standards for protecting monuments. Old places, fortresses and other architectural monuments can be cleaned according to legal requirements. The process is also suitable for sandstone.
The equipment can be set up in only a few minutes and can be safely operated in busy locations, pedestrian zones, footpaths and in road traffic. Elaborate barriers are not necessary.
Systeco, which is based in Berlin, distributes the Tornado ACS via a well-established dealer network. The dealers provide expert advice on the equipment, its maintenance and, if necessary, repairs at short notice. The cleaning machines can be leased to buy on a long-term basis and low-cost rental plans are available for short jobs.
Using its many years of experience, Systeco has produced four cleaning systems for different customer requirements. The Tornado ACS Top system consists of the basic components: the vacuum blasting unit, wearing parts and accessories. It also includes 60-litres of various granules in six, 10-litre containers, which is sufficient for cleaning surfaces of about 450sq.m. The warranty is valid for two years.
In addition to the basic components, the Tornado ACS Premium system includes additional wearing parts and accessories, eight containers of abrasive and a four-year warranty, while in addition to the basic components, the Tornado ACS Elite system includes an even larger selection of wearing parts and accessories, 10 containers of abrasive and a six-year warranty. The Tornado ACS Elite Plus system includes the basic components, a further expanded range of wearing parts and accessories, 16 containers of abrasive and an eight-year warranty.
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