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Lithium-Ion Technology Poised to Change Cleaning Industry

December 04, 2019 9:50 AM by Tennant Company

Posted in Cleaning Solutions Innovation & Technology Industry News & Trends

Cleaning industry professionals are always on new technology to make their jobs more efficient. But they can't take a chance on unproven solutions.

That's one reason why lithium-ion (Li-on) batteries are growing in popularity. Facility cleaning professionals and building service contractors recognize the potential role of lithium-ion battery technology in day-to-day operations. Specifically, these batteries are poised to make an immediate impact as power sources for floor cleaning machines. Read on to learn how lithium-ion batteries are changing the face of the cleaning industry.

Better Performance

Lithium-ion batteries mean as much as a 60 percent longer run time for cleaning equipment. That means cleaning staff can boost their productivity by not stopping to recharge equipment as often.

Increased Efficiency

When batteries do need charging, they charge up to 40 percent faster than lead-acid batteries. Plus, since these batteries can be charged as needed instead of when they're entirely depleted, it's easier to have batteries at the ready. And since there's no battery maintenance as with wet batteries, staff can spend their time cleaning instead of managing equipment.

Lower Operating Costs

Lithium-ion batteries last upwards of 2,000 charge cycles. That means a single battery will last for years longer than traditional batteries.

Additional benefits include:

  • Decreased sound during operation,
  • No emissions as with liquid fuel,
  • No reliance on fossil fuels,
  • No risk of interacting with battery acid,
  • Easier to train staff to operate, and
  • Continuous communication between battery and machine.

These represent only a few of lithium-ion battery's benefits for the cleaning industry. For a detailed breakdown and to see how lithium-ion stacks up against lead-acid batteries and liquid-fuel, please refer to this white paper compiled by the experts at Tennant.


Gain more insights from our Lithium-Ion White Paper.

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