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Backpack Vacuum

Lighter, more powerful, and quieter backpack vacuums

Higher Lift Lower CFM 5.4 Integrated Diffuser

AMETEK has developed a new motor which will benefit the commercial backpack market. The new 5.4" Integrated Diffuser leverages higher efficiency fan designs and with an integrated diffuser with noise canceling to make the unit quieter. 

What does this mean for the commercial floor care employee?

This motor generates similar performance as traditional backpack vacuums, but does it in a smaller, lighter package. This motor weighs about a pound less, making the backpack user experience that much better. The motor incorporates a noise canceling diffuser and fan design, where the blade pass frequency created between the rotating fan and primary diffuser is canceled because of the primary and secondary diffuser design. This motor is 7dB and 10 Sones quieter than the equivalent performing 5.1. Users of these new light backpacks will love the experience and enjoy a quieter vacuum.

Higher CFM, Lower Life Eternity Brush 4.8

This motor offers an even slightly smaller package than the 5.4". It is eight ounces lighter than the 5.4" and comes with AMETEK's Eternity brushes. These brushes will provide up to two times+ the life of the traditional straight brush. In the case of 8 amp performance, it can deliver, on average, 3,000 hours of life from a single set of brushes. When the performance is pushed to a 12 amp level, the motor yields on average of 1,500 hours of life. 

What does this mean for a janitorial company?

More up time. Rather than having vacuums down for servicing and brush replacement, the user continues working until the brushes are completely worn, signalling that the motor has reached the end of its life. Based on a cost of $15 per set of brushes, and the cost of a service call to change the brushes, the savings is about $50 per motor based on a minimum of two brush changes.