Eptec WA Sweeps Up Dust Particles
Eptec is an Australian based company with over 20 years of experience with Asset Lift Extension and is involved with the Defence Forces, Transport, Public Utilities, Mining, Oil and Gas. The WA branch is based in the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, WA. This branch is predominately engaged with the Australian Navy and sandblasting and painting the naval equipment.
Epic's site consists of two sections, sandblasting and painting. Serena and Ahmad (Eptec’s Managers) were looking for a simple sweeping machine for keeping the front area of the production facility clean and clear of any sandblasting material. They needed a sturdy yet easy- to-use machine so that any staff member could use it. They also specified that the sweeper shouldn’t create airborne dust, so the staff isn't exposed to any breathing issues. The site, in general, is very busy. Maintenance takes place between the sheds and the dock, where ships are removed from the water.
ASC’s WA Area Manager, Ross Sheehan, arranged to demonstrate two sweepers on-site in Henderson with Serena and Ahmad. These included the Eureka MEP push sweeper and the Mach 1 walk behind.
Both machines work very well in the challenging environment of sandblasting. The company chose the Eureka MEP with its vacuumed dust filter over the ASC M1 due to the battery-free dust control. This meant that the staff did not have the extra responsibility of charging the battery. Serena arranged for the purchase, and Ross was able to deliver the Eureka MEP sweeper to the site and train up Ahmad and other staff on how to use the machine as well as show how to maintain correct main brush pressure to get the best sweep out of the machine.