Regenerative air sweepers use both pressurized air and vacuum air to move material off the surface and into the debris body or hopper.
Vacuum sweepers suck the material off the ground through a large nozzle and into the hopper much like a standard home vacuum.
When to use Regenerative Air
Regenerative air works by recirculating air through the sweeper, separating the dust along the way. The pressurized air is forced from the left side of the pickup head to the right where it is sucked back into the sweeper. This requires the pickup head to maintain a seal on the pavement to work effectively making it ideal for well-paved, flat roads or lots.
When to use Vacuum
Vacuums rely solely on the suction created by the fan system. Without the need for a seal to move material, vacuum sweeping becomes ideal on uneven streets or streets with potholes.
Regenerative Air Sweepers