Stability and safety: taking cleaning to new heights with the right water-fed pole from UNGER
> Stable, therefore safer
> Clean windows, solar panels, and façades up to 20 m (67 feet) high
> The tensile strength guarantees the pole's stability
> The right water-fed pole for each application
When it comes to cleaning windows and building façades, stainless steel, solar panels, signage, or vehicles, glass and building cleaners prefer to use water-fed poles. Consequently, the higher you want to reach while cleaning, the more stable the water-fed poles need to be. Why's that? What are the differences between different types of poles? clean Magazine explains.
Water-fed telescopic poles make it possible to clean windows and building façades safely and perfectly, even at dizzying heights. This is due largely to the stability of the poles. Depending on the application, you may need to clean windows or building surfaces up to 20 m (67 feet) above you. A perfect cleaning result can only be achieved if you have a secure grip on the water-fed pole and can control it as you work. That's why it needs to be both lightweight and particularly stable, so you can work safely, ergonomically, and efficiently without endangering yourself or others.
Stability due to high tensile strength of the material mix
The poles owe their stability to the materials from which they are made and the special processes use to manufacture them. We recently reported in detail about the production of water-fed poles here in clean Magazine.
The starting point: the mix of materials plays a central role in achieving the optimal ratio between stability and weight. This is measured in gigapascals (GPa). The higher the GPa, the more stable the pole.
Lightweight or heavyweight: the right pole for every situation
Different jobs require different poles. Basically, the higher the surface to be cleaned, the lighter and more stable the water-fed telescopic pole needs to be. After all, you're going to be working over a long period of time and that can do quite a number to your arms.
Telescopic poles such as the nLite One from UNGER are always ready to go. Thanks to their telescopic design, they can be easily and quickly extended and retracted. Especially practical: thanks to their compact size, they are ideal for transporting in small vehicles. They are available in fiberglass or carbon fibre. While the fibreglass poles are particularly suitable for working on lifts or on the ground, the carbon fibre poles are the ultimate solution when working at heights of up to 12.2 m (40 feet) due to their higher stability.
The thermoplastic rubber handle at the lower end of the pole ensures that it fits perfectly into the palm of your hand. This enables an ergonomically safe movement of the pole with a firm grip.
Lightweight nLite Connect poles in heights up to 20 m (67 feet)
If you need to clean at even greater heights, modular telescopic poles can be used such as the nLite Connect system characterized by their light weight and maximum flexibility.
Here you combine a master pole and several extension poles to assemble the perfect water-fed pole for any working height up to 20 m (67 feet). One special feature: the pole diameter always stays at 35 mm (1 3/8 inches) regardless of the number of poles: perfect for comfortable working at any height.
Key facts about water-fed poles
Tip for calculating the working height
Are you unsure which pole length is the right one for you? No problem: to calculate the working height of each rod, add about 3.5 m (11.5 feet) to the desired working height to compensate for the working angle.
Which water-fed poles do you use? Which pole has really won you over with its performance?
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