Wessel-Werk does not build vacuum cleaners but instead specializes in design and production of the nozzles all vacuums use. From EBK powered household carpet brush to Industrial Düsa IRD500 (Düsa means "Nozzle"), a nearly 20 inch wide aluminum squeegee brush used to vacuum factory floors. Over the years most every manufacturer has turned to Wessel-Werk to make their vacuums perform better and become easier to use. Wessel-Werks prestigious reputation within the industry is unequaled. Their clients, vacuum nozzle users and even competitors respect the innovative engineering talent at Wessel-Werk that is focused on the task of making the best vacuum nozzles in the world.
The EBK360 is the latest powered brush from Wessel and like all other nozzles Wessel-Werk produces it will be used by many manufacturers to enhance their vacuum system, both portable and central vacuum alike. The EBK360 brings truly all purpose carpet and rug cleaning to the stable of Wessel-Werk vacuum nozzles. An easy to use 5 position height adjuster allows the user to raise and lower the nozzle for the essential balance of brush action and airflow needed to vacuum carpet fibers of any length. Height adjustment also allows the EBK360 to remain easily maneuverable on the most plush of carpet fibers. Adjusting the power brush for the surface you are cleaning lets you set the appropriate brush action and airflow through the nozzle. A powerbrush set too low will brush the carpet but prevents airflow from passing freely through the fibers. This results in a vacuum that is both hard to push and one that does not remove embedded soils. A brush set too high does become easier to maneuver but without proper brush contact debris is not agitated from the carpet resulting in only a surface cleaning which leaves heavy soils in the fibers leading to traffic wear.
The 5 position height adjuster offers the correct height to clean any carpeted surface. Height adjustment is activated with a simple step-on button that can be changed at any time while cleaning. A height adjustment indicator window is positioned just above the pedal and viewable while standing behind the powerbrush. The clear lens of the adjuster window lets you easily see the current height position of the powerbrush as you scroll through the adjustments by stepping on the pedal. A second step-on button on top of the powerbrush releases the handle lock that allows the wand to recline in the normal vacuuming position. The handle release locks the wand into the upright position for storage or for quick stops while cleaning to move an object from your path. Locking the handle upright also allows you to transport the nozzle from room to room on it's two rear wheels for easy maneuvering.
The forward looking headlight lens of the EBK360 also holds one of the new features. While it's predecessor improved lamp life many times more than the usual incandescent bulb often found in power nozzles, the fluorescent tube light used in the EBK340 required a heavy steel power ballast that added unnecessary weight to the powerbrush. The EBK360 sports a new lightweight LED headlight array. Five high power LED's provide illumination for cleaning in dimly lit rooms or under beds where brush clogging objects lurk. Like the fluorescent lamp the new LED array shines bright for thousands of hours and is not susceptible to damage by bumps or bangs that invariable happen while vacuuming floors. The LED headlight array also allows the EBK360 to maintain a low profile for cleaning areas under furniture and in toe-kick spaces along cabinets.
To increase maneuverability and ease of use all of the EBK360's wheels were enlarged in both diameter and width. Larger wheels prevent the nozzle from sinking in to thick carpeting and becoming sluggish. The rear wheels are also moved back to be centered in the same plane as the swivel wand connector. This allows the vacuum users forward force to be routed to the wheels so the nozzle is moved forward instead of being pushed down into the carpet. The forward wheels ride on the steel height adjuster axel that lays in the base of the nozzle just behind the power brush. The forward wheels keep the front of the nozzle from being driven into the carpet and also provides lift over rises in the floor surface such as thresholds. All four wheels operate on chrome plated steel axels for life long wear. All wheels are also covered with soft molded tires for steady tracking on all floor surfaces and true multi-floor operation that will not damage hard floor surfaces of any kind, including wood or stone.
The bottom of the EBK360 includes many innovative features including Wessel-Werk exclusive designs. The EBK360 provides excellent side cleaning with thread collectors on both side of the nozzle's shoe. The nozzle shoe is the opening that surrounds the brush and the EBK360's shoe is unique in it's fully open design that does not require support ribs like many other brushes.The open shoe allows full brush contact and lessens the "track marks" that other nozzles leave behind. The open shoe is also maintenance efficient and allows easy removal of threads or long hair that may wrap around the brush. Simply run a succor across the brush cutting all the threads and hair, turn the brush over and start the vacuum for quick and clean removal.
The brush roller ends are sealed in the nozzle housing to prevent damaging debris from entering the axel connections or cog belt drive. The vacuum intake is a center mounted funnel that provides even suction and airflow to both sides of the brush roll for consistent performance. A final feature found only on Wessel-Werk power nozzles is the all surface squeegee strip. While most powered nozzles claim to provide hard floor cleaning capability, few actually do. The dry squeegee mounted just behind the brush roller works on all floor surfaces by focusing the suction inside the brush shoe. For both carpets and hard floors the squeegee maintains airflow velocity at the opening that is critical for good pickup. On hard floors the squeegee also prevents debris from passing under the nozzle for more efficient single pass cleaning.