Workshop Steamer Shines

Super Indy MNk III steam cleaner
The sleek Super Indy Mk III steam cleaner being used for pre service cleaning at Water Carts Direct, Mulgrave.

An Australian Steam Cleaner for Australian Conditions

Model: Super Indy Mk 3

A clean, tidy workshop projects an image of professionalism and competence to customers. It gives them confidence and peace of mind but also empowers the staff and improves morale.

One local company realised that European steam cleaners do not necessarily suit Australian conditions or users.  In response Australian Pump Industries has designed a new stainless steel, heavy duty steam pressure cleaner that is proving to be a vital tool for in workshops. The sleek Aussie Super Indy Mk III uses high pressure steam to dissolve away grease and oil. It makes pre service engine cleaning fast, can be used to clean the workshop areas, remove oil stains following spills and detail vehicles post service.

“We designed this steam cleaner to suit Aussie users where a clean workshop is essential for safety and efficiency,” said Aussie Pumps’ product manager Adrian Fiatarone. “It’s loaded with features that make it easy to use, robust and reliable, and provide plenty of steam for fast, effective cleaning,” he said.

The stainless steel cover is a practical replacement for brittle plastic covers that are prone to split if knocked or dropped. The steamer also has a robust steel chassis and built in bumper. Four big, solid tyred wheels are fitted standard and make the unit easy to manoeuvre around the workshop or car yard.

“These machines are practically apprentice proof,” said Fiatarone. “With their steel chassis and stainless steel cover, they’ll withstand the inevitable accidental knocks that are part of life,” he said.

The Super Indy Mk III is available in 240V single phase and delivers serious professional cleaning capabilities up to 1,500 psi and 120oC steam. A three phase option is also available for industrial applications with pressures to 3,000 psi and flows to 15 lpm.

The heart of the new Aussie Super Indy hot water blaster is a heavy duty slow speed triplex pump run at 1450 rpm. “Using a slow speed pump and motor substantially increases operating life, virtually doubling it” said Fiatarone.  “Imported high speed machines may offer similar performance but run at double the speed. This means they wear out twice as fast,” he said.

The new machine incorporates a wide range of features that enhance performance and add value. These include a timed Total Stop device that shuts the machine off after the operator releases the trigger. This not only reduces wear on the machine but saves power as well. If left unattended for a period the unit will switch itself off completely.

Intelligent features include a “MICRO-LEAK” control. The Aussie Micro-leak shuts the machine down if a leak is detected in the high pressure system. Low water and low fuel cut-outs have also been incorporated.

Ergonomic dials give the operator infinitely variable temperature control of up to 120oC.  It is the steam function that is ideal for dissolving oil or grease, removing the need for expensive chemicals or detergents.  It makes this machine particularly suited to pre-service engine wash down and post service vehicle detailing in auto workshops and car yards.

Australian Pump has produced a comprehensive workshop service manual for the Super Indy steam cleaner. If gives valuable information on maintaining the unit, recommended service scheduling and includes video links to demonstrate basic service functions.

Also available from Aussie Pumps is a stainless steel, high temperature hose reel which can be wall or machine mounted. With the ability to hold up to 75 metres of high pressure hose, the reel is rated for hot water up to 200°C. Extra length hoses can be stored safely, protecting the unused hose and removing the trip hazard of coiled hose.

“We believe these Aussie innovations, the Super Indy Mk III and stainless steel hose reel package, will set a new standard for steam cleaners in workshops around the country,” said Fiatarone.

For further information on the Super Indy Mk III visit our professional electric steam cleaners page or download our Aussie Eco Clean Professional Electric Steam Cleaners PDF [54KB].