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Prochem - induction pump technology

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 issues.

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 1TF, UK
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.

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