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Advance Launches Fuel Cell-Powered Industrial Floor Cleaning Machine
[January 31, 2013]

Advance Launches Fuel Cell-Powered Industrial Floor Cleaning Machine

Jan 31, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Nilfisk-Advance Group, a manufacturer and distributor of professional floor cleaning equipment, introduced a fuel cell-powered industrial combination sweeper-scrubber.

According to a release, the Advance CS7000 Combination Sweeper-Scrubber Fuel Cell unit was unveiled by Nilfisk-Advance's U.S. President & General Manager Jeff Barna at the ProMat 2013 Expo in Chicago. This machine responds to the industrial demand for alternative fuel solutions.

"Our industrial customers have asked for sustainable cleaning solutions coupled with Advance's proven track record of great performance and enhanced productivity. 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," said Barna. "Advance's goal is to always deliver best-in-industry products and customer service so fuel cell technology users can now meet their industrial cleaning needs, while utilizing their own hydrogen fuel-cell infrastructure." Operating solely on hydrogen, the fuel cell-powered Advance CS7000 provides enhanced efficiency, productivity, reliability, simplified maintenance and 100 percent indoor emission-free operation-making it an ideal solution for sustainable-driven applications. Featuring dedicated sweeping and scrubbing functions, the Advance CS7000 fuel cell unit provides one-pass cleaning power for enhanced cleaning capabilities. Optional equipment features such as the patented DustGuard System, provide users with unlimited flexibility to meet their cleaning challenges. The company noted additional benefits: -Full operator shift of cleaning time between refuels -Rapid refuel capabilities with no recharge cycle enables 24/7 operation -Simple, two-connection setup for fuel cell installation Plug Power Inc., the architect of modern fuel cell technology, manufactures the fuel cell used in the Advance CS7000 sweeper-scrubber. Plug Power revolutionized the industry with its GenDrive power solutions that increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints for customers who use their fuel cell products.

"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.

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