Kärcher Introduces the B40 Compact Scrubber

Posted: 12/26/2011

Camas, WA : Karcher, the world leader in cleaning technology, has introduced the ALL NEW B 40 C and W Bp family of Compact Scrubbers. The B 40 C, with brush assist, and W, with traction drive, walk-behind scrubbers feature; a 10.6 gallon fresh and recovery tank-in-tank design, interchangeable modular disc or cylindrical scrubbing heads, a 33.5" vacuum squeegee, and Karcher's Intelligent Key (KIK) system. Its slim design is ideal for narrow passages and irregularly shaped areas, and low operating noise output makes it ideally suitable for cleaning noise-sensitive areas such as offices, hospitals and hotels.


Features include:


  • 17" to 22" scrubbing width
  • 33.5" squeegee width
  • 10.6 gallon fresh/dirty water; tank-in-tank design
  • Interchangeable modular head design (disc or rollers)
  • Karcher's Intelligent Key (KIK) system
  • One-dial operation
  • Slim design for easy handling & visibility
  • Not tool quick-change brushes
  • Powerful 600 W brush and 500 W vacuum motor


The B 40 is engineered for more efficient use of resources. Karcher's Intelligent Key (KIK) system enables the facility manager to create a unique cleaning profile, making it easier to train users and operate the scrubber. The KIK system can be used to set varying levels of authorized access by means of three color-coded keys: yellow, grey, and red; for operators, facility managers and technicians, respectively. Facility managers can set parameters such as travel speed, brush speed, motor output or cleaning agent dosage to suit the needs of the cleaning task. An operator's key carries out the pre-determined settings, needing only to select their desired cleaning program from a rotary switch. As a result, only the required amount of energy and cleaning agent is used. This system practically eliminates operating errors.


The B 40 supports six different cleaning programs including eco!efficiencytm, an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly cleaning setting, which is ideal for maintenance cleaning of most floors, and operates with a reduced motor output and a lower brush rotation speed.


The B 40's modular brush head can be removed in just three moves without using tools to enable easy changing of brush heads for different floor types and applications. When work is done, the dirty water tank can be cleaned easily with an optional rinsing system built into the lid, protecting the operator from splashes. Nozzles arranged in a ring in the tank lid ensure automatic and thorough cleaning. The lid can then be locked in place to air dry the tank. This greatly reduces the risk of microbial contamination and foul odors, making the B 40 suitable for hygienically sensitive areas too, such as food processing.


An optional Quick Fill In system connects the fresh water tank to a water source via a hose and stops automatically as soon as the maximum filling level is reached, so the operator can carry out other duties while the unit fills. Additional optional accessories such as a mop, cloths or detergent bottles can be fastened to various holders and hooks before starting to clean, or stowed in a box for small items, so they are always ready to hand.  


For 75 years, Karcher has been a world leader in cleaning technology. With over 2,000 products, Karcher understands cleaning problems and solves them. Karcher has more than 1,000 registered inventions and patents, with over 85% of its products developed in the last 5 years. Around the world, Karcher is known for its Power, Quality and Innovation.


Worldwide, Karcher has over 40,000 sales and service outlets, in more than 190 countries, employing over 7,000 people, and generating almost 2 billion dollars in annual revenues.