Prochem puts pressure on better cleaning performance
Prochem Europe has introduced induction drive pump technology to its
popular Steempro range of carpet and upholstery cleaning machines.
Pump failure is the most commonly-perceived nuisance for the professional
cleaner, particularly half way through a job.
That's why, after extensive service trials, Prochem has changed the pumps
on its successful Steempro Powermax and Powerplus models to 150psi
induction drive pumps as standard fitments.
"Traditionally, pumps of this kind fail because of worn carbon brush
wear," explains Prochem Equipment Product Manager John Hattersley. "The
outcome is usually costly and loses time on the job.
"Induction pumps enable a drive shaft to turn using opposing magnets and
without the need for carbon brushes."
The good news for Steempro purchasers is a quieter and more efficient
motor designed to run continuously, without the need for a pressure
switch. Pump pressure is greater than with carbon brush pumps and with
its own cooling fan, the new induction model does away with overheating
Existing Steempro users are not missing out. The new 150psi induction
drive pumps can be easily retro-fitted into older machines.
Steve Matczak at Farnborough-based SM Cleaning Specialists changed both of
his Steempro 2000 machines from a 100 psi diaphragm pump to a 150 psi
induction pump 12 months ago.
"Since that time I have found a considerable difference in the performance
of my machines," he reports.
"The pump gives out more pressure, especially if I need to use up to 100
ft. of hose, and heavy-duty stain removal is easier and more successful
because of more efficient rinse and extraction. My Steempro 2000 now
sounds and feels better to operate."
Another convert is John Ford at Vacuums4U of Guildford, who sees increased
reliability as a factor for changing pumps.
"Most customers are happy to have an upgrade to quieter, more powerful and
more reliable pumps," he says. "I have fitted them in my own machines
and totally recommend them."
Further information at
Issued January 2013 on behalf of Prochem Europe Ltd by
petermuir public relations
Whiteleaf Business Centre, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18
tel 00 44 (0) 1296 715228
About Prochem Europe
Founded in 1974, Prochem
Europe Ltd. is a leading British manufacturer of cleaning and
maintenance products for carpets, fabrics and floors. Chemicals are made
at the company's headquarters in Chessington, Surrey and are available
through an extensive network of national and international distributors
along with its carpet, fabric and floor cleaning equipment, accessories
and spares. Britain's leading commercial provider of training to
professional cleaners, Prochem Europe also offers a range of
industry-recognised training courses for carpet, upholstery and floor
cleaning and maintenance at Chessington, covering the latest techniques
and maintenance methods.