Advance Launches First Fuel Cell Powered Industrial Floor Cleaner

24 Jan 2013

Advance CS7000 with fuel cell

Nilfisk-Advance Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional floor cleaning equipment, has introduced the first fuel cell-powered industrial combination sweeper-scrubber. The Advance CS7000™ Combination Sweeper-Scrubber Fuel Cell unit was unveiled at the ProMat 2013 Expo in Chicago. The machine was developed in response to growing industrial demand for cost-effective, alternative fuel solutions.

Nilfisk-Advance’s US President & General Manager Jeff Barna said, “This first-of-its-kind fuel cell-powered unit provides a sweeper-scrubber solution for customers who have already invested in fuel cell technology, allowing them to further leverage their fuel cell investment and infrastructure".

Operating solely on hydrogen, the fuel cell-powered Advance CS7000 provides enhanced efficiency and reliability, simplified maintenance and 100% indoor emission-free operation.

Plug Power Inc. manufactures the fuel cell used in the Advance CS7000 sweeper-scrubber. Plug Power’s GenDrive® power solutions have already been fitted to thousands of forklift trucks and pallet jacks in the USA, bringing increased productivity, lower operating costs and reduced carbon footprints to customer operations.

“Advance is an industry leader and innovator and it was only natural for Plug Power and Advance to join forces to offer the cleaning industry’s first fuel cell sweeper-scrubber,” said Erik Hansen, VP Sales of Plug Power.

Source: taken from Nilfisk-Advance press release

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