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Monday's Ask the Experts: Burnisher vs. floor machine

March 14, 2011
Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Is the difference between a burnisher and a regular floor machine (buffer) just revolutions per minute (RPM)?
The answer:
Yes, and the fact that each machine is used for different procedures. A standard rotary floor machine operates at 175 rpm. Some may run at higher speeds of up to 1250 rpm. A burnisher runs at 1500 to 2500 rpm (as defined in IICRC courses). The standard ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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