Waterless Trombia technology removes permanently the particularly harmful silica dust and enables year-round sweeping also in sub-zero temperatures.

European sweeper manufacturer Trombia Technologies has appointed Canadian Cubex Ltd as the official dealer for its EUnited PM2,5 certified Trombia street sweeper attachments. Cubex will handle Trombia distribution in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba.

Trombia attachments are mounted with wheel loaders, telescopic loaders and large agricultural tractors and enable year-round street and area maintenance. Sweepers are equipped with large 1,8m3 / 2,4 yd3 hopper capacity, which makes them comparable to regular compact sweeper vehicles.

“Cubex has been in business for 49 years and represents industry leading sweeper manufacturers, which we distribute across Canada. Trombia is also an industry leader, we are very excited to partner with them and introduce this technology to our market”, states Kitch Wilson, Cubex Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Trombia sweeper attachments are completely filter-free and use a globally patented technology that combines airknife dust removal, mechanical sweeping, vacuum and cyclone separation. Inside Trombia’s sweeping chamber the sweeping process is carried out fully waterless, which enables a higher accuracy and perfection in sweeping results.

“We have seen the specialist skills of Cubex in distributing world leading sweeping technologies to Canadian market. We welcome Cubex with great excitement to Trombia’s global distribution network and can’t wait to kick start Trombia now also in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia for the first time”, says Antti Nikkanen, CEO of Trombia Technologies.

Silica dust is a critical work safety issue

In January 2018, the European Commission issued a revision of the Carcinogens and Mutagens at Work Directive (2017/2398/EC). This directive, enforced now by member states, sets a maximum legal limit of worksite silica dust exposure in an 8-hour work shift to 0.1 mg / m3. The EU directive also binds you to keep pulp and wood dust levels below 2 mg / m3.

In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration set the standard even lower, to 0.05 mg / m3. Trombia technology is designed to support operators to get below these levels, with the permanent removal of even the finest dust from the precinct.

The future of sweeping is electric and autonomous

Trombia Technologies is also currently piloting Trombia Free, the world’s first full-power autonomous street sweeper. Trombia Free units are equipped with an all-weather autonomous, lidar-based, machine vision technology that filtrates the noise coming from the environment in rainy, snowy or alternative conditions. Trombia Free cleaning devices use less than 15 % of the power required by currently available heavy suction sweeping technologies and will help cities to reduce their carbon emissions significantly in the near future. Trombia Free will also be available for purchase in Canada after the series launch.

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