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Katana Vacuum Cleaner Removes Grinding Dust From London Underground Carriage Refurbishment

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Katana 60D fitted with two 25 metre hoses.

Unknown to most the carriages of the London Underground go through extensive refurbishment in order to keep them clean, safe and provide a pleasant environment for the millions of travelers.
One of the many refurbishment tasks is to replace the interiors, this includes seating, paneling and the flooring.

When the old flooring is stripped from the trains the glue remains on the floor and has to be removed prior to the fitment of the new flooring. To remove the glue heavy duty sanding machines are used, this of course produces a lot of very fine dust and this is where the CIVS Katana compressed air industrial vacuum cleaners comes in to play.

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Katana vacuum cleaner removing grinding dust from carriage.

Due to the phenomenal performance of the Katana vacuum cleaners two separate twenty five metre lengths of hose are fitted to just one Katana enabling the one vacuum cleaner to remove the sanding dust directly from two sanders at once saving of a massive amount of time and expenditure in additional cleaning up. As the dust is collected directly at the sanders disc no dust is left to float around the carriages. The dust is collected in the easy to empty drop down drum which simply lower down with the push of a handle and can be wheeled away to empty.

The Katana vacuum cleaners are fitted with very large primary filters and due to the fine nature of the dusts these where upgraded to ‘M’ Class filters, in addition the vacuum cleaners are also fitted with a HEPA filter cartridge which again offers filtration down to sub-micron sizes ensuring a safe working environment.
The filter performance is monitored by the pressure gauge on the front of the vacuum cleaner, filter maintenance is easily carried out by the manual filter shaker fitted as standard to all CIVS Katana vacuum cleaners.

As the Katana vacuum cleaners are powered by compressed air there no moving parts within the machine meaning that the units are incredibly easy and inexpensive to maintain not to mention quiet at just 70 dBa.

When not being used on the sanding application the Katana vacuum cleaners can be found performing the day to day cleaning tasks from around the depot.

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General day to day vacuum cleaning with the Katana 60.

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