Stationary high-pressure cleaner
Kärcher (Winnenden, Germany) has three new stationary cold-water high-pressure cleaners for one-lance operation, which are available in over 100 variants. The HD 7/16 ST, HD 9/18 ST and HD 13/12 ST models work with maximal 180 bar operating pressure and a flow rate of up to 1,300 l/h. Their numerous configuration options enable precise accommodation of a company’s needs. Each basic model is available with a frame of powder-coated steel - or stainless steel for particularly high hygienic demands. When a lot of greasy dirt must be removed, it is recommended to equip the device for operation with a water feed temperature of up to 85 °C (ST-H). Further options are automatic decompression, protection against dry-running, a water softening system, an operating hours counter and an option that enables cleaning agents to be ejected under high pressure. The optional remote control for chemical use is practical; it allows the addition of various cleaning agents to be controlled from the high-pressure tapping points. Thanks to a “plug & play” system, all attachments can be retrofitted.
Due to its modest dimensions of only 42 cm, the compact main unit can also be mounted on the wall if cramped conditions require it. High-pressure cleaning is rapidly available at the outlets, which are placed where desired. The operating elements are clearly laid out on the front of the device. Signal lamps show operating status, leaks, water shortage or the filling level of the cleaning agent. The connections for water and cleaning agent infeed, high-pressure outlet and the power cable are located below. A large reservoir ensures not only continual provision of water, but effectively separates the aggregate from the domestic water supply.