Once again this year, Comac has made an impact at Pulire 2015 (Verona 19-21 May) with new products and new projects.
The success of the latest generation of models, in particular the Optima scrubbing machine, have determined the choice of the same design solutions for the development of new lines and the restyling of products that are already successful.
The new developments regard both the scrubbing machine and sweeping machine sectors and an innovative idea that combines both worlds in a single solution. But, first things first.
New range, new design
Comac proposes two new walk-behind scrubbing machine models: Antea and Versa. Devised with the aim of combining high performances with simple and flexible use, they are the result of a new project and because of this also have a totally new styling. The two models respond to the needs of a very important portion of the cleaning market, that is customers requiring machines with working widths of between 45 and 65 cm, with new solutions that increase reliability and improve the operator’s interaction with the machine. First of all, these involve the use on both models of a pressure die-cast aluminium frame and squeegee mount that guarantees sturdiness and solidity over time as well as favouring easy handling, since it is a very lightweight material. The instrument panels are designed to facilitate machine use, following a simple and therefore intuitive design. Similar in appearance and in characteristics, they differ in size, with Antea as the smaller of the two, while Versa offers larger working widths.
Antea, covers the segment from 45 to 50 cm with the option for the 50 cm model of a traction version. Versa offers versions with 50, 55 and 65 cm working widths, and higher performances and operating ranges than Antea, since all the models are traction versions and have larger tanks, 50 litres for Versa and 35 for Antea.
C130, history continues
Remaining on the subject of scrubbing machines, but going on to the larger sizes, Comac has proposed an updated version of a historical model, which since it was launched has always continued to be one of the most popular: the C130. The new design, in addition to updating the machine, has made it possible to simplify to the utmost all the areas involving the operator, thus making it more comfortable and practical to use. The new instrument panel has a touchscreen showing all the functions related to scrubbing modes, leaving only the ignition key, the emergency button and the working program selector around the driving wheel, for clearer and more intuitive use without distractions during use. Access to the machine is also made easier, to help the operator during routine and special maintenance work. Industrialisation processes and ecological solutions have been applied to continue to offer the high performances that have always distinguished the C130 to even more demanding customers, bringing this model into line with the latest products created by the company.
Plans for the future
Another project on which Comac is setting great store is a model that combines the performances of a scrubbing machine with those of a sweeping machine, of which the prototype, the CSL120 has been presented. With a working width of 120 cm, this machine is able to sweep and scrub surfaces of over 10,000 sq.m. in just one phase. A single solution for large industrial areas developed in both a diesel or a bi-fuel version, offering a long operating range due to two large tanks and the capacious hopper. In this case too, much care has been devoted to the comfort of the operator, with a spacious cab and touchscreen controls.
The eco-proposal to reduce water consumption
Comac also cares for the environment and proposes a water recycling system for its scrubbing machines to reduce consumption, optimising use. The system is called “non-stop cleaning” and comprises three phases: in the first, the water is used normally and collected by vacuuming; in the second phase, the water is filtered and purified by a 3 stage system. The water is therefore available for use again, completing the cycle.