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Lime Control and Removal in Floor Cleaning Machines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238103D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 16K

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Abstract

In a most simple version Instructions Of Use tell the Operator to activate the Descaling Process in distinct intervals depending on water hardness in the particular region.

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 Lime control and removal in floor cleaning machines

Problem:

A re-occurring issue in floor care machines is the building up of limescale in tanks, tubes, pumps, valves, filters and outlets like spray-nozzles or equivalent fluid distribution means. Over time,  limescale blocks filters or outlets, reduces pump performance, and often leads to malfunction of valves.

This process is basically determined by water hardness and influenced by amount and type of used chemicals, but also by the level of regular maintenance.

The majority of exchanged defective valves and pumps suffer from limescale build-up, and return to their proper function after limescale is removed.

 Solution:

In a most simple version Instructions Of Use tell the Operator to activate the Descaling Process in distinct intervals depending on water hardness in the particular region.

  • In a “regular” version, water hardness is programmed into the software and a warning light requests descaling after a programmed period of time or working hours.
  • In an “advanced” version, water hardness and used chemicals determine the period of  descaling needs
  • In a “most advanced” version the descaling process is automatically started and performed, while the machine is connected to a service-module.

 The process is either activated by pushing a button, or by pressing a combination of dashboard switches, or by choosing and activating a software program or automatically or other means.

 The process follows the following scheme:

-           Empty the solution tank.

-           Fill in the amou...