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2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Exhibitor Profile

The Shape Of Clean To Come

ProTeam Inc.

October 9, 2012

ProTeam logoIn 1987, a vacuum design innovation from an emerging company in Boise, Idaho, revolutionized the commercial cleaning field.

In 2012, for their 25th anniversary year, ProTeam® has done it again.

ProTeam started in a garage in 1983, where Larry Shideler, then the owner of a commercial cleaning operation, utilized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, a powerful motor and several different filters to create the original lightweight backpack vacuum.

He called it the QuarterVac® and put it to work to astonishing results.

He found the backpack vacuum dramatically improved worker productivity, effectiveness and ergonomic comfort.

By combining a Four Level® Filtration system with a powerful motor for improved suction, the backpack also extracted and eliminated more dirt than a commercial upright, canister or dust mop.

His innovation sparked a change in thinking and process that took the industry by storm.

ProTeam ProGuardMaintenance crews in every arena — from universities and schools to commercial cleaning to hospitality — quickly found that ProTeam backpacks saved money, time and resources while improving indoor air quality.

With durable materials and fewer moving parts, ProTeam vacuums also last for years, reducing repair and maintenance issues.

Innovation For Every Situation

ProTeam offers a range of innovative vacuums designed to tackle every cleaning situation, including the best-selling Super CoachVac® and Super QuarterVac®, available with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration.

Since their 2009 acquisition by Emerson, a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, ProTeam continues to introduce game changers like the ProGuard® wet/dry line and the ProForce® 1500XP HEPA-filtered upright.

At the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in Chicago, ProTeam introduces the Super Coach Pro 10 and Super Coach Pro 6 backpack vacuums, the next generation in cleaning comfort.ProTeam Super Coach Pro

The new ergonomic triangular shape fits closer to the body and moves with the user, reducing the chance of accidental contact with doorways, walls or furniture.

The new FlexFit articulating harness system creates a secure, body-friendly fit, improving comfort and range of motion.

The result is a backpack that is more balanced and less resistive to the user.

A pivoting ball joint connects the vacuum to the upper backplate, which responds to back and shoulder movements with three axes of rotation.

The shoulder straps respond when the user is reaching high or low, keeping the vacuum upright and centered.

The waist strap distributes weight more evenly on the hips for better balance.

Made of breathable mesh material, the FlexFit harness has no padding in the mid back, so air can flow between the user and the vacuum, keeping the operator cool.

With the same proven performance as its predecessor, the Super CoachVac®, the 10-quart Super Coach Pro 10 is shorter and has a slimmer profile.

The result is a vacuum that feels lighter and more comfortable.

It is also noticeably quieter and causes less vibration.

Soft silicone upper and lower motor mounts muffle sound and virtually eliminate vibration.

As vibration contributes to user discomfort and fatigue, this innovation also allows users to clean longer with less effort.

ProTeam Super Coach Pro FiltrationThe Super Coach Pro 6 has a six-quart capacity and is designed to be easy for users of shorter stature to wear and maneuver.

Superior Filtration For Better Cleaning

Four Level Filtration with HEPA captures 99.97 percent of particulate matter 0.3 microns or larger, including fine carbon dust from the motor.

The vacuum’s main filter bag is easy to access via the new quick release aluminum tri-latch system, which creates a more dependable seal, improving air performance.

The angled exhaust filters will not disturb papers on desks as it passes.

Both the HEPA doors and die-cast aluminum latches are life tested to 10,000 cycles to ensure reliability.

The Super Coach Pro includes a three-year warranty on parts, labor and motor, and a lifetime warranty on molded body parts.

Always a leader in innovative vacuum technology, ProTeam has raised the bar again with their next generation of backpack vacuums.



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