The Green Machines 500ze is a Lithium-ion powered vacuum street sweeper, heralds a significant step in the drive for reduced carbon emissions and improved air quality and is aimed at city centres and pedestrian areas.
Due to its operating mode and zero emissions, it is also perfectly suited to clean in sound-sensitive environments such as schools and hospitals in the early morning or late night. The Lithium-ion batteries allow it to run for a full day working cycle.
Benefits of the Green Machines 500ze includes;Zero exhaust emissions to improve air quality in cities and urban areas; Zero CO2 emissions to help address the growing requirement to cut greenhouse gas emissions; Significant noise reduction to enable unobtrusive early morning or late night operation.
In transit mode, the Green Machines 500ze is nearly silent and offers up to 8 hours of operation on a single charge of its Lithium-ion battery packs.
The product also reduces water consumption through the innovative Cloudmaker dust control system.
The innovative Green Machines 500ze has just secured the highly coveted 2010 Ruban d'Honneur UKTI Award for Innovation for its unique capability to provide a powerful but environmentally conscious sweeping option for enclosed or crowded pedestrian areas.
Announced at a special drinks reception held at Tennant's booth at Premier Industry Event, IFAT 2010, Tennant and AWB Abfallwirtschaftsbetriebe Koeln GmbH & Co. KG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Cologne, Germany, shared details of the contract which will see the first Lithium-ion powered zero emissions street sweeper arrive in Germany imminently.
During the reception Stephen Lynas, Tennant Product Management Director, together with Herbert Winkelhog, General Manager (AWB) explained how by working together they are leading the way in bringing environmentally conscious city cleaning to major city centres such as Cologne.
Tennant Company is in discussions with innovative and environmentally conscious cities around the world including in Australia and New Zealand for the introduction of the Green Machines 500ze to City Cleaning services in 2011.
About Tennant Company
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free cleaning technologies; and specialty surface coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading floors. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. Tennant Company brands include: Green Machines and Orbio Technologies.