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|Home PlastiFlex Automatic Dustpan Utility Sweep Inlet SVTAD-01|
The Automatic Dustpan was the first sweep inlet developed by Plastiflex in Canada where it is still made today. The sweep inlet was a ingenious innovation of it's time which would soon shift the Central Vacuum industry. The Automatic Dustpan model is a heavy duty floor sweep inlet that is easy to install and easy to use which makes it the ideal sweep inlet for heavy usage applications including utility service, backroom-shop, warehouse, retail space, veterinary office, bench-top sweep inlet, and of course the most widely installed applications of hair salon or barber shop. Sharing it's function with standard residential sweep inlets, the advantage of their design is speed and convenience for cleaning high traffic areas with a broom and your central vacuum system. Instead of retrieving your vacuum hose from the closet to quickly vacuum a spill or maintain a small area of floor you instead grab your broom and push the soil over to your sweep inlet where it is quickly carried away.
The Automatic Dustpan mounts into the base of a cabinet in your kitchen or shop directly on the floor surface and connects to your central vacuum using standard 2 inch vacuum tube. Vacdepot offers optional Pipe-Link hook up kit which includes a flexible tube section for connecting the Automatic Dustpan with ease in standard cabinet installation or other non-standard installations. The Automatic Dustpan is foot activated with a lever that both opens the inlet valve and activates a low-volt switch that starts and stops your central vacuum power unit.
The Automatic Dustpan vs. VacPan
A short time later Plastiflex purchased the VacPan company, which admittedly had a cooler name than "The Automatic Dustpan". Plastiflex put all of it's marketing and distribution resources behind the Vacpan brand and took the sweep inlet from optional accessory to a planned necessity. Sweep inlet's are often installed in most central vacuum system rough-in's and the sweep-inlet is the most often requested feature of all central vacuum systems. Unfortunately the bulky utilitarian design of the Automatic Dustpan has had a tough time finding it's way in a residential consumer market. What the Automatic Dustpan may lack in residential style is well compensated for with it's heavy duty design and quality for the right application. For most residential applications Vacdepot does recommend the trim fit of a Vacpan. Though if your application is something a bit different than the regular home kitchen, or your design calls for a heavy duty sweep style inlet for high usage the Automatic Dustpan is well engineered and an exceptional value.
Size and Design
The ADP mounts to the front of the cabinet base and measures 3.75" deep to the rear facing tube connector. Mounted in a standard cabinet base with 3/4" material the ADP will extend under the cabinet just 3 inches. A standard PVC tube coupling is included and connects the ADP to standard 2" vacuum tube. Two (2) 1/2" wood screws are included with the ADP to secure the sweep inlet to the cabinet base. If mounted in a recessed toe kick area the installation will require a minimum of 3.5" of open space from floor to the top of the toe kick to install and operate the ADP.
Features &. Operation
As with the all parts of the ADP design the low-volt switch is superior quality for high usage, is replaceable should it ever need be, and includes two crimp on wire spade terminals for connection with the central vacuum low-volt wire system. With the unit activated and the ADP's shroud in place you need only bring the debris near the inlet while suction is flowing and it will quickly be carried away.
The ADP also makes a great bench-top sweep inlet for use with a bench brush. Great for manufacturing and wood-working work areas where a hose would not be practical or convenient. The ADP's switch lever is easy to operate by hand and the wide intake area will handle a large volume of debris without letting objects that would cog into the system.
Installation & Optional PipeLink
The ADP will also connect with your central vacuums low-volt wire and crimps are included for easy hook-up. An optional PipeLink flexible hook-up kit is available at the time of order with the ADP. The PipeLink kit includes a 30" section of wire reinforced vinyl flex tube with a spigot connector on one end to connect with the ADP and a coupling on the other end to connect with vacuum tube. Each end is held in place with a steel hose clamp which can be removed and the length adjusted if necessary. Order double PipeLink and get an extra long 60" section of flex tube in your ADP install kit.
SVTAD-01 Automatic Dustpan Features & Specifications
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