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Vacuum Cleaner General

This category includes all general questions about our vacuum cleaners that do not relate to a specific model or series.

Ph values from 5 (slightly acidic) to 8 (slightly alkaline). With regard to the type of liquids to be absorbed, the user must observe the composition of the data sheet and, if necessary, consult Electrostar. Keywords: Observe flash point. Liquids such as drilling emulsion may attack filters and seals.

The temperature of the vacuumed material must not exceed +60°C or there must be no residual embers in the vacuumed material. No flammable, explosive or combustible substances or liquids may be sucked in.

If the vacuum cleaner is to provide suction at two extraction points, only a reduced volume flow is available in each case. The connection of two hoses is made via a Y-piece (Ø 35 mm / Art. No. 425689). To obtain a higher volume flow, we recommend our 2- or 3-motor suction units GS 2078 / GS 3078.

In principle, both systems (electrical by means of electrodes or float) are also able to switch off in the presence of foam, but this depends on the composition of the foam (cleaning agent additive used). We recommend the use of a foam limiter ("foam killer"), because without one it is possible that the system switches off too early with an electrode switch-off and too late with a float. There may be more moisture in the discharge air, but the suction cup will not be damaged.

The automatic switch-on responds from a power of 100 watts. The maximum power is 2,000 watts - this information is labeled on the inside of the lid of the socket.

We recommend the use of hoses up to a total length of max. 10 m.

For large quantities of dust as well as difficult fine and problem dusts, the starmix wet dry vacuum cleaner, such as workshop and construction site vacuums of the "IPULSE" SERIES, with automatic pulse filter cleaning have proven themselves in practice. These guarantee constantly free filters and a constantly high vacuuming performance. In the case of low dust generation and for all other general cleaning work, we also offer devices without this equipment feature.

Rule of thumb: light (bulky) suction material (e.g. paper shreds, leaves, dust) --> low air speed --> large suction hose Ø. Heavy suction material (coarse sand, stones, screws) --> high air velocity --> small hose Ø.

For all units with appliance socket, the vacuum cleaner switches on and off automatically with the connected power tool in switch position "A" or "AR". This means that the dust is conveniently extracted directly at the point of origin. Before the vacuum cleaner switches off, it continues to run for approx. 10 seconds, thus ensuring that the suction hose is completely emptied.

The reduced starting currents due to the soft start of the suction motor prevent the house fuse from tripping. In addition, the reduced load increases the service life of the motor.

Antistatically prepared units have an electrically conductive inlet fitting connected to the grounding conductor. When fine dust is vacuumed up (friction) and depending on the air humidity (e.g. dry air in winter), electrostatic charges can be generated in the vacuum hose, which then discharge with the formation of sparks - harmless - but unpleasant. The electrostatic forces of attraction also increase contamination of the vacuum hose. An anti-static vacuum hose (AS) is needed as an effective protection against this - this way, the charges are immediately and imperceptibly discharged.

Up to 2.5 m when only water (without air) is sucked in - the suction tube is completely submerged (full suction mode). The max. suction height is up to 8 meters when water-air mixture is sucked in ("slurping mode").

If the vacuum cleaner is required for stationary and continuous suction, e.g. in the manufacturing process of an industrial company, then a continuous running unit, e.g. with 400V three-phase side channel compressor, makes sense. With this, running times of 10,000 hours and more can be achieved. If a longer service life is required, Starmix currently offers the GS H-1150 ATEX Zone 22 industrial safety vacuum cleaner, which achieves up to 5,000 hours with a brushless turbine. The starmix vacuum cleaners of the iPulse/ISC series with their universal blowers have a service life of up to 1,000 hours.

Discharge is via an anti-static vacuum hose, the conductive inlet fitting and then via the protective grounding of the suction cup.

To bridge a larger distance, 2 suction hoses can be easily suction hoses can be connected together without any problem (pipe connection in bayonet connection) - but only up to a total length of 10 m, as otherwise there may be a loss of suction power.

UNIFIX fits all devices of the ISP, iPulse, ISC series, but not on the IS series. UNIFIX is compatible with all storage/tool boxes of the Tanos/Systainer systems (classic, T-Loc, Systainer)³ as well as the Bosch/Sortimo L-Boxx.

BATTERY VACUUM CLEANER

All information about the cordless vacuum cleaners and the Cordless Control.

No. Only the supplied hose can be connected to the Batrix. The container and hose are coded to protect the electronics from damage. With the Quadrix, only the connection of the supplied hose fits as well.

The Batrix requires an operating voltage of 36V, so either 2 x 18V or 1 x 36V rechargeable batteries from the CAS system (Cordless Alliance System) can be used. Starmix only offers 18V batteries and recommends for the Batrix only the one with 10.0 Ah - in combination with the double quick charger ASC 145 DUO (458991).

The tape of the transmitter is fixed either around the suction hose or the power tool. Set suction to AUTO, the suction starts and stops when the power tool starts and stops. Note: The closer the transmitter is attached to the power tool, the more accurate the vibration detection will work. If it is necessary to pair the transmitter with the vacuum again: Press the button on the transmitter until it lights up blue to pair the transmitter with the vacuum.

On the front panel of the vacuum cleaner is the battery indicator, this is always lit during operation:
5 LEDs = 100% capacity
3 LEDs = 60% capacity
30 seconds before the battery is empty, the last LED flashes for 3 seconds and a hoot sounds (only for M vacuums)

With the radio-controlled socket set, I can automatically switch on and off any vacuum cleaner (regardless of make) that does not have an automatic switch-on (AUTO On/Off function) in conjunction with a battery power tool or also a mains power tool - or manually at the touch of a button.

All 18V rechargeable batteries from the CAS system (Cordless Alliance System) can be used. Please note the different runtimes for 2.0 Ah, 5.2 Ah or 10 Ah batteries.

The flexible hose can be stretched to a maximum length of 2.8m. In the initial state, the hose length is 0.5m.

Since only one battery is used, the service life can be read directly from the battery used.

Yes, SMART can vacuum both wet and dry suction material. Thanks to electronic fill level detection, SMART switches off reliably when the filling container is full.

SMART has the QUIX quick-change accessory system. The handle tube and the tool sleeve on the hose can be changed very quickly in just a few steps. The rotation balance remains guaranteed. In addition, the crevice nozzle or the upholstery nozzle can be used in combination with three suction tubes.

Filter bags, cartridges & cassettes

We answer the most frequently asked questions about filters. Everything you need to know at a glance!

For all units with a round bowl (uClean/eSwift/HS/GS/AS series), we offer a filter insert as a pre-filter for the different bowl sizes (FST 3000/4000 K made of cotton or FSP 5000 made of polyester). The filter insert can be cleaned by tapping it out. Not available for the ISP/ISC series.

Filters from the gray market often not only have poor fitting accuracy, but also cheap poor bonding or welding. These filter bags do not meet the Starmix test requirements! Consequences can be: leakage or bursting. The dust is then in the container and you could just as well have vacuumed without a bag, i.e. supposedly cheap third-party suppliers are still too expensive!
Caution: The warranty will be voided if replacement parts, accessories or consumables not approved by us are used, especially pleated filter cassettes or cartridges or filter bags. The use of these filters, which have not been tested by us, can lead to damage, especially to the turbine. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

A filter bag is usually made of a special non-woven material and is completely closed. A disposal bag, on the other hand, is made of foil material - similar to a garbage bag. It is open on the upper side and is inserted into the container in such a way that the edge of the bag protrudes slightly over the container edge and can be folded over. Only the safety vacuums (M-/H-/Asbestos) of the ISP/ISC series with a special container and rotary valve are suitable for use with PE disposal bags. Typical applications include work where large quantities of fine dust are generated, such as when sanding plasterboard filler.

HEPA stands for "High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter". It is a classification of filtration according to EN 1822, which comes from the field of air filtration (rooms/breathing masks) and cannot be compared with the criteria that apply to the filtration of dust to be vacuumed up in industrial vacuum cleaners according to IEC 60335-2-69, where much higher requirements are placed on the filters, e.g. with regard to air velocity, pressure difference and mechanical load. However, HEPA is widely used in various countries/markets and especially for household vacuum cleaners. In simplified terms, it can be said that a HEPA filter H14 corresponds to an H filter with regard to dust retention capacity (99.995%) according to IEC 60335-2-69.

The iPulse and ISC units can be wet-suctioned with the standard folded filter cartridges made of polyester filter material. The units with a round container (uClean/eCraft) have pleated filter cartridges, also made of polyester material. Small amounts of liquid are not a problem. However, if possible, the filters should be cleaned of residual water before the next dry vacuuming. In the event of frequent alternation between wet and dry vacuuming, it is recommended to use separate filters for wet and dry applications. If only water is vacuumed, remove the folder filter from the uClean and use the foam filter FSS 1200 (413297 ) or FSS 1300 (453415). Cellulose filters (paper) are unsuitable. The Starmix standard non-woven filter bags are tear-resistant and insensitive to damp dirt, but are not suitable for vacuuming mud or liquids.For the uClean models with 45/55 liters, there are special wet filter bags NFB (420592) for this purpose.

Various filter materials are available in different dust classes. In addition to cellulose, polyester, nano-coated polyester, polyester with PTFE membrane and glass fiber (HEPA). They meet different requirements - at least dust class M (99.9 %) as well as dust class H or HEPA for the FKP 3800 HEPA H14 Advanced as well as FPP 3600 HEPA (all 99.995 % dust retention capacity) - material and/or filter are certified to valid dust class standard M / H / HEPA. Attention: A filter upgrade alone does not turn a vacuum cleaner into a safety vacuum cleaner for sucking up dust hazardous to health - the prescribed tested overall vacuum cleaner must always be used!

The filter bags are made of tear-resistant non-woven material, which is also insensitive to damp dirt, and meet the requirements of dust class M (99.9% dust retention capacity)- certified by the independent institute IFA (formerly BIA).

The service life depends to a large extent on the filter material used and the medium to be extracted. It is therefore not possible to make any generally valid statements. Depending on the vacuum model, different filter materials are available, such as cellulose (FK/FP), moisture-insensitive polyester (FKP/FPP), and NANO-coated polyester (FKPN). It can be said that pleated filter cassettes made of polyester filter material used in conjunction with an automatic Starmix pulse filter cleaning system have an average service life of approx. 2-3 years - depending on the type of dust in question. In the case of H-asbestos vacuum cleaners, the legal regulations apply with regard to changing the main filter (1 x per year).

When the suction power decreases rapidly and - depending on the vacuum cleaner model - when the filter indicator light comes on. If the filter is a polyester or NANO filter, any dust that has settled can be washed out. Do NOT blow out filter cassettes with compressed air! If the dust is hazardous to health, do not knock out the filter and do not wash it out.

Dusts / Dust classes

What are dust classes? What are dangerous dusts? What do I have to pay attention to? Many questions about dusts and dust classes are explained here.

No. M and H vacuum cleaners are tested by the test center as a complete unit and have, among other things, special electronics that detect when the air speed drops below 20 m/s due to clogged filters or a blocked suction hose. Then sufficient suction is no longer guaranteed and an acoustic warning signal sounds. Work can only be continued after the cause has been checked and eliminated.

Explosion of a dust-air mixture can occur if the following three components meet in or around the device:
  • Dust (a certain dust concentration is necessary)
  • Air (oxygen)
  • Ignition source (a minimum ignition energy must be exceeded).

E.g. grinding of aluminum, magnesium or sucking up of e.g. flour, paper dusts, soot dusts. Protective measures must be taken for combustible dusts. The operator must carry out a risk assessment as to whether an explosive atmosphere is present in the respective area of application (e.g. Zone 22) and then use an appropriately approved vacuum cleaner. Starmix offers the GS H-1150 ATEX Zone 22 industrial safety vacuum cleaner for Zone 22.

ATEX means ATmosphere EXplosive. ATEX is used to describe the ATEX guidelines of the European Union, namely the ATEX Product Directive 94/9/EC and the ATEX Operational Directive 1999/92/EC. This directive concerns equipment and protective systems that are mandatory in potentially explosive atmospheres. To comply with this directive, side channel blowers or brushless EC motors (electrically commutated) are required. Starmix does not currently offer explosion-proof equipment.

AGW stands for occupational exposure limits. Since the beginning of 2012, they have replaced the former MAK and TRK values. The AGW value describes the maximum permissible concentration at the workplace (in mg per m³ air), which is not harmful to health even in the case of long exposure (8 hours per day). The lower the AGW value, the higher the health hazard posed by the dust. Depending on the limit value, different requirements are placed on the dust collection efficiency of the vacuum cleaner. See overview "Dust classes".

The dust limit value is 10 mg/m³ for the inhalable dust fraction (E-dust - portion of airborne dust that can be inhaled through the mouth and nose) and 1.25 mg/m³ for the alveolar dust fraction (A-dust - which can enter the alveoli when inhaled). Coordinated systems of type 1 (power tool and dust extractor M class) must be used for the application - see overview of the ETEM Employer's Liability Insurance Association.

Legal framework conditions apply to the different dust classes. They are described in the international standard IEC 60 335-2-69, which divides dusts into three different dust classes: L, M and H.

Dust class L (low hazardous dust):
Simple and harmless dusts such as house dust and materials like soil or lime. The dusts have AGWs of > 1 mg/m3. For L vacuums, the filter material is tested. The max. permeability is less than 1%. There are no special disposal regulations.

Dust class M (medium hazardous dust):
All wood dusts as well as dusts from putty, filler and varnish, plaster, cement, concrete, tile adhesives and paints such as latex and oil paints or materials containing quartz such as sand and pebbles. Here AGWs of > 0.1 mg/m3 are available. M-vacuum cleaners are tested by the test center as a complete unit. The max. permeability is less than 0.1% and the disposal must be low-dust.

Dust class H (high hazardous dust):
This class includes dusts with all exposure limits, all carcinogenic dusts, dusts with carcinogenic and pathogenic particles, and dusts with mold spores, silica sand, lead, asbestos, mineral fibers, bitumen, and artificial mineral fibers such as glass wool. These vacuums are also tested as a whole unit and the max. transmittance is less than 0.005%. The disposal must be carried out dust-free.

Dust class H-Asbestos:

This class corresponds to dust class H, but in Germany the vacuums must have an additional test according to TRGS 519, which entitles them to pick up and separate asbestos.

In accordance with the legal requirements, all Starmix vacuum cleaners of dust classes M-/H-/H-Asbest have special electronics that detect when the air speed drops below 20 m/s due to clogged filters or a blocked suction hose. Then sufficient suction is no longer guaranteed and an acoustic warning signal sounds. Work can only be continued after the cause has been checked and eliminated. This warning device must also function with different hose diameters, i.e. the user sets the corresponding diameter (from 21 - 35 mm) on the preselection switch.
See overview "Dust classes

Sanitary Hand dryer


The XT 3001 is certified for use in food processing areas by HACCP International and is one of the few hands-in hand dryers on the market to receive "Food Zone Classification SSZ" (Splash or Spill Zone) hygiene approval.

No. Only when the filter is inserted is a contact switched to the motor and the unit starts.

According to EU Regulation No. 852/2004 concerning food hygiene, the establishment of a HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) concept is mandatory for anyone who handles food or places it on the market. HACCP is a risk analysis based on the definition of critical points in the entire manufacturing and distribution process. It serves the purpose of checking whether there are still unacceptably high residual health risks for the consumer when handling the food.

The mesh filter protects the HEPA filter from coarse contaminants, e.g. lint, and can be cleaned with water when removed.

TT 1800 / T 500:
No runtime change possible  
 
TT 1800 E / T 500 E:
Adjustment of switching distance continuously possible via adjusting potentiometer on the electronic plate
 
T 60 E:
Adjustment of switching distance infinitely variable via potentiometer on the electronic plate possible
T 80:
Adjustment of running time steplessly possible (approx. 30 - 60 sec.)
 
T 80 E:
Adjustment of switching distance infinitely variable via setting potentiometer on the electronic plate possible
 
ST 2400:
Adjustment of running time infinitely variable possible (approx. 30 - 120 sec.)
 
ST 2400 E:
Adjustment of switching distance not possible

The filter has class H13 and removes 99.95% of bacteria from the air.

See planning guide Program overview sanitary.
 
All Compact dryers: T-/TH-/TB C1:
a) Fixed connection
b) Connection with connection cable/plug (is included in the scope of delivery)
TT 1800 - Series:
a) standard with pre-assembled connection line with plug and mounting plate.
b) via fixed connection

XT3001:
a) fixed connection
b) also possible with connection cable (not included in delivery)

The capacity is approx. 0.4 l. When the tank is full, the water tank symbol in the display flashes red until the water is emptied and the bowl is replaced. Empty the drip tray daily before the display lights up, as this prevents bacteria from accumulating and unpleasant odors from developing.

Renew the ZeroSmell tabs every 3 months. The tabs can be purchased as accessories under article no. 428857 (á 4 pcs.).

This depends on the operating and ambient conditions. The filter should be replaced after 6 months at the latest - washing it out with water is not permitted. After approx. 25,000 uses, the symbol for filter replacement also flashes red in the display. The filter can be purchased as an accessory under article no. 597331 (2 pcs. each).

For hygienic reasons, the water drain should be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis using the brush included in the scope of delivery.

The LED flashes red after 75,000 uses to indicate a filter change, which is necessary for the continued operation of the device. The T-C BL HEPA recognizes when the old filter has been removed and a new one inserted. As soon as this has been done, the usage count starts again from 0.

No during operation it is not possible to come into contact with the UVC light. The blue light on the air outlet is a status LED - it is not the UVC light. If the unit is opened, the UVC lamp cannot light up due to lack of power.

No, a connection cable must be purchased separately.

You can replace the filter yourself and do not need a specialist or electrician. When the unit is removed from the wall, the power supply is automatically disconnected, otherwise the front cover cannot be opened while the unit is hanging on the wall. Thus, the filter or the device can be replaced in very safe conditions without electronic power supply.

A switch on the circuit board must be operated to switch the heater on/off. For this purpose, the device must be unscrewed in three places so that the hood can be removed.

Sanitary Hair Dryer

You have questions about the starmix hand dryers? Then you are right here!

TH 70 Z:
The running time is set to 4 minutes at the factory, but can be adjusted between 30 seconds and 8 minutes by a qualified electrician.

TTH 1800 - series + TH 500 - series
a) standard equipped with pre-assembled connection cable with contour plug
b) via fixed connection
 
TB 60 - series:
a) designed for fixed connection through a mounting plate
b) also possible with connection cable
 
TH / TB 80 - series:
a) Designed for fixed connection
b) Also possible with connection cable
STH 2400 - Series:
a) Fixed connection
b) Also possible with mains connection cable (included in delivery)

In the video we show you how to correctly perform the wall mounting of the AirStar TB-C1 hair dryer. The diagram can also be transferred to the T-C1 hand dryer and TH-C1 hair dryer (wall mounting without height adjustment).


Sweepers General

Here we answer general, overarching questions about sweepers.

An important detail of the patented superior disc broom drive has been further developed in such a way that the reliability and longevity of the drive coupling has been increased many times over compared to the previous proven system through a new form-fitting design and the use of new self-lubricating materials! External influences such as dust, dirt or moisture cannot harm the coupling.

You can determine the right sweeper for your application based on the following criteria:
1. how large is the area to be swept?
2. how often do you sweep?
3. how clean does the area need to be?

For small areas (approx. 250-500 m²) and occasional sweeping, we recommend the Starmix 355 (55 cm sweeping width) and 375 (75 cm sweeping width) for around the house. The 375 model also has an additional cross-mounted sweeping roller that picks up particularly fine dirt.
For larger areas (up to 1,000 m²) and regular sweeping, we recommend the Starmix 477 (77 cm) and Starmix 497 (97 cm - up to 2,000 m²) professional sweepers, all also with the turbo sweeping system - 2 disc brooms in front and a transverse fine dirt sweeping roller.
For very large areas (up to 2,500 m²) and regular sweeping, our battery-powered professional sweepers 677 (77 cm) and 697 (97 cm) score highly.

All surfaces that are level and paved can be swept. With the central height adjustment on the device, the disc brooms can be adjusted to the respective surface.
Level 1 -2: for all hard surfaces, such as asphalt, concrete, slabs.
Level 3 - 4: for more uneven surfaces, e.g. washed concrete slabs as well as for damp leaves. For more uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones, cobblestones (with a height difference of max. 1 cm)
Level 5 - 8 is recommended. With these higher settings, it should be noted that the sliding resistance also increases.

Sweepers Battery powered

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This is not a problem, because the battery models can be operated both electrically and manually. However, constant manual operation does not make sense due to a higher sliding resistance and the worm wheels would also wear out excessively.

In case of longer standstill periods of more than 2 months (e.g. storage time over winter), disconnect the battery cable (under the hood - see operating instructions) to protect against deep discharge of the battery. When storing the sweeper, make sure that the disc bristles are not kinked or bent, i.e. place it vertically on the sweeping material container.

The intelligent charger has a fully electronic voltage and current limitation. This means that a connected battery is always kept at optimum charge. This prevents the battery from being overcharged. After completion of the charging process after approx. 7 h (LED indicator on the charger lights up green), however, it is recommended to disconnect the charger from the mains.

This depends on various parameters, e.g. if the battery is regularly recharged after use and the average depth of discharge does not exceed 50%, then you can assume approx. 550 charge cycles.

A maintenance-free lead gel battery with 12 V / 12 Ah.

Depending on the condition of the substrate, approx. 90 min.

Disinfectant dispenser

Everything you need to now about the PureDico disinfectant dispenser:


Yes all PureDiCo dispensers can dispense both liquid and gel disinfectant.

Yes the tray is not screwed and can be removed from the holder for cleaning.

Yes for filling the built-in tank can be removed from the dispenser.

Any conventional, gentle cleaning agent can be used to clean the drip tray and the other high-quality surfaces of PureDiCo.

To access the disinfectant tank, the flap on the upper part of the dispenser must be opened. The tank behind it can then be removed (see also operating instructions).


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