To size an automatic scrubber, you'll need some basic information:
- How much square footage do you need to clean?
- How many hours are available for floor cleaning - and what do those hours cost you in labor?
- What is the configuration of the area you will be cleaning?
- Will your operator be negotiating tight or congested areas, or is your facility open?
Three principles apply:
- Total Area. The more square footage you have to clean, the more economical a large autoscrubber will be. Because a large machine cleans more floor between charges, and more per hour of labor. When possible, use the floor tiles as an aid for calculating area.
- Space configuration. Tight turns and narrow aisles require a smaller, more navigable machine.
- Number of crews. A machine cannot operate in two places at once. If you employ crews that work simultaneously, calculate the cleanable surface covered by each crew.
Figure 1: Average Square Footage Covered per Hour Worked
Figure 2: Generally Recommended Cleaning Area