Scrubber dryers, floor machines and buffers by Numatic are the most often commonly recommended machines for indoor floor cleaning. Commercially or industrially.

They are used to clean, buffer, scrub and polish multiple types of surfaces in various environments. Cleaning Equipment such as this, should be as part of your regular maintenance cleaning schedule. However they may also be used during a deep clean or the cleaning of non-abrasive surfaces.

What is a scrubber dryer and how do they work?

Numatic scrubber dryers come in two forms: walk-behind or ride-on. Customers have the option for battery or mains powered dryers. A scrubber dryer uses mechanically driven, rotating floor pads or brushes during the cleaning process.  The floor pads come in varying abrasives depending on where you are cleaning and the type of surface. A cleaning solution combined of water and special detergent should be for maximum results.

When moving forward, the scrubber dryer releases the mixture into the rotating brushes/pads. The motion of the brushes/pads combined with the mixture is what actually does the cleaning. As the user continues, the squeegee located at the back, collects any remaining dirt. This is then pumped to the recovery tank which then should be emptied after use.

How many types of scrubbing machines are there on the market?

Both types are in general pretty similar in function, but where they really differ is in terms of performance, tank capacity and capabilities. Both types have similarities in their ease of use, reduction of noise levels and safety mechanisms.


TTB 1840G Numatic Scrubber Dryer


What size area are they used to clean and on what types of floors?

Using the Numatic brand scrubber dryers you can cover up to thousands of square metres.

Scrubber Dryers can be used on all types of flooring except for carpet, natural wood flooring or suspended floorings. When purchasing a scrubber dryer it is always important to note the type of floor on which the machine will be used, the brush or pad type required and water quantity to be used.

Can these machines be used in small and tight areas?

It is possible to wash and dry small and tight spaces using a Numatic machine. For tasks like this either consult one of our sales representatives or use a custom built one. Their neat and compact structure means they are very suited for use in tight, high footfall areas.

Are they suitable for use in small areas?

There are multiple reasons to use one of these machines, as opposed to traditional methods:

  1. More hygienic due to the detergent solution and technology applied providing greater results every time.
  2. It is far safer, easy to operate for the user, less manual stress and saves on time and money.
  3. Scrubber dryers are environmentally friendly. The dosing system releases the perfect amount and combination of the cleaning solution for the task. No more, no less.

Are they easy to use?

Although they are professional machines, made of the highest quality technology and perform to the highest standards, they require only minimal training and instruction. This is due to the simple operation system built in, single button for machine operation, specific washing programs can be pre-set for the desired application and user friendly manuals.


Numatic TGB6055 Scrubber Dryer


What type of detergent can be used in them?

They can only be operated using specially designed detergents. It is recommended that the user follow Numatic’s dilution guidelines and never use such products as caustic soda, acids, diluents or solvents.

Is there a high consumption of water and detergent?

By using a scrubber dryer you are automating the floor-cleaning process this involves: a reduction in labour and cleaning times, improved hygiene standards of the surface and a reduction in washing operations. Cleaning with a scrubbing machine optimises water consumption and consequently detergent usage.

Do scrubber dryers require a lot of maintenance?

Like all machines, scrubber dryers should be serviced once annually to ensure efficiency and performance levels. Filters should also be cleaned on a regular basis.

After each usage dirty water that has been collected should be emptied and the recovery tank rinsed. Squeegee rubbers may also need to be wiped down. Battery operated machines may need to be charged.

What should one do to preserve the condition of a sweeper over time?

In order to preserve your machine, ensure regular services and filter cleaning. Empty recovery tank and wipe squeegees after each use. Follow the manual supplied with the machine for maintenance and instructions for usage.


Numatic Henry HT4045 Scrubber Dryer