Our production building is about 35 feet tall, almost totally open. We get spider webs on walls (mostly one wall in particular) during the summer, but the only way to get them down is with compressed air. For that, we have to totally shut down production and cover everything, then re-sanitize all the machinery. It has to be done using a personnel lift as well. As you can imagine, this is not performed often enough, it is very disruptive.
It also cannot be performed in the warehouse because we always have product there. So we need a better way.
It was recommended to us that we look into an industrial vacuum to remove the webs, which would also remove the spiders and interrupt the life cycle. We also thought it could be used for the fine cleaning of the floors after sweeping. Our process produces a lot of dust (cellulose fiber mill, it's like an extremely light snowfall all the time in there) and the associates are constantly sweeping, but that does not get it all. Again, we need a better way.
We have looked into some options, and I found Nilfisk vacuums. The rep was here, and the system looks good. We are going to have a demo of it, but I was wondering if anyone has used their equipment before. If so, would you recommend that others use it?
If you have another vendor that you have used, please reply and give a brief critique. It's been hard finding any that have the height capabilities. If something comes to mind that would fit our facility, please share it. All comments are greatly appreciated.
We would not need an explosion-proof vacuum. We would need something that could be moved around to use it in all areas of our large, open production building.
Thanks for your input,
P.S. We are also working on limiting the access of the spiders to the building using mesh fast opening doors, but our facility is out in the country and baby spiders can get in through the tiniest of cracks or when doors are open for people to go in and out...