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To address the needs of clients who use electric floor scrubbers and sweepers which use
flooded/wet batteries, R&J Batteries has introduced Flow-Rite single point water kits to its
Made in the USA, the pro-fill on-board battery watering systems are designed for use with
deep cycle flooded/wet batteries found in floor sweepers and scrubbers. The system works by
replacing the deep cycle battery’s existing vent caps with valves that are interconnected with
tubing, allowing users to fill all cells of the battery from a single remote location.
Each valve independently shuts off water flow to the cell when the proper electrolyte level is
reached, allowing the batteries to be filled perfectly every time.
“These kits help users avoid over or under filling battery electrolytes, which can lead to
messy corrosion, advanced battery sulfating and early battery failures,” explained R&J
Batteries’ industrial sales manager Mark Ray.
“The kits provide a safer experience for users, who can fill batteries without having to
remove the vent covers, avoiding battery acid burns, ruined clothing and noxious fumes.
“The kits can also extend battery life and performance. Properly watered batteries last
longer and perform better. Over-filling a battery results in loss of acid, while charging with
low electrolyte levels will result in permanent damage to the lead plates.”
The Flow-Rite single point water kits snap on/off water connections and fast filling also
turn the task of watering batteries into a quick, simple task allowing operators to fill each
battery in less than 30 seconds.
R&J Batteries adds battery
water kit to product range
The Flow-Rite battery watering kits are specifically designed for use with deep cycle flooded/wet batteries
The biggest cost element in any cleaning
operation in aged care and hospitals is the
cost of labour, which can only be reduced
through an increase in productivity, notes
vacuum cleaner distributor Sebo.
In regards to vacuum cleaning, this requires
moving away from barrel vacuums and using
upright machines that can clean a much
greater area in any given time due to their
wider floor heads and efficient operation.
“The Sebo Dart 3 upright vacuum cleaner
removes fine dust during polishing to
leave a spotlessly clean floor,” states the
company. “It also creates a unique gloss
effect on the floor surface, without having
to use any chemicals.”
The upright vacuum cleaner is also more
likely to improve the quality of cleaning, as
it can remove much more from the floor per
pass of the floor head.
“There are many advances in floor
cleaning technology and we want to use
these advances to help prevent and control
infection,” explains Sebo. “For example, the
latest micro-fibre vacuum bags are excellent
for retaining even fine material, preventing
harmful particles escaping into the air.”
Sebo adds that people often forget
that floor cleaning machines also need
maintenance and cleaning. Vacuum cleaners
should be regularly checked over, with users
paying particular attention to cable damage,
as well as inspecting filters and replacing
if necessary. The floor heads should be
checked for damage and cleanliness, and
worn parts such as brushes replaced.
Caring for floors
in aged care and
Sebo’s upright vacuum cleaner can
improve the quality of floor cleaning
Australian cleaning supplier Oates has recently appointed Carlos
Cabrera as the company’s innovation and insights manager.
Since his move from South America to Australia in 2009, Carlos
has been in several roles related to marketing, sales, product
development and project management in different industries
including manufacturing, automotive, cosmetics and FMCGs.
“I believe that my diverse work experience and my appetite for
change will have a big influence in the success of my role at Oates,”
“I have the skills to find gaps and opportunities in the market and I can act fast to convert them
into tangible results. This will contribute heavily to the positive performance of the company.”
After three months in his new position, Carlos says that he has enjoyed working with a
great team in a company with an excellent work culture.
“As any other company, we have to keep up in a very fast paced industry and we’ve got a great
team who can adapt and grow to become the pioneers in the market,” he explained. “I look
forward to developing and using my set of skills for the best possible outcome for Oates and
learning as much as I can from my very talented colleagues.”
Oates appoints Carlos Cabrera
Innovation and Insights Manager
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