New Ultra Purpose cleaning kits from Centec Systems are designed to meet the unique challenges of cleaning new
ultra-soft carpet. This new class of carpet is manufactured by Mowhawk/Karastan in their brand names "Smart Strand" and "Silk".
It is also manufactured by Shaw Carpets as their brand "Caress". Ultra-soft carpeting is manufactured for specific retailers brands including "Ultratouch" and others. This style is a rapidly expanding segment of the carpet industry and available in a variety of weights and finishes. Some owners of this carpeting have found that the 70 ounce and heavier versions can be difficult to clean with standard vacuum systems. The ultra-soft texture can present a challenge to pushing the vacuums carpet brush for some home owners. The result of stronger suction performance often found with central cleaning system and the extraordinary density of heavier weight ultra-soft carpeting which allows the carpet nozzle (power brush) to sink into the fibers and the suction to seal-down against the floor.
Achieving proper cleaning on the new ultra-soft carpeting is a function of proper height adjustment capability and a new function of variable airflow. Centec has identified two models of their power nozzle that provide proper height adjustment capabilities for ultra-soft carpeting and developed a steel wand system with variable airflow regulation selectable by the user.
Ultra Purpose with the CT22 power brush combines the new AFR wand system with the latest design of Centec's Quiet Drive power brush series. The new CT22 power brush incorporates many of the best features developed over three decades manufacturing the most popular powered vacuum nozzle. The CT22 power brush comes to the central vacuum industry with a strong track record of performance in portable vacuums and is already the fastest selling new power brush design for North America's largest portable canister vacuum manufacturer.
The CT22 is named the Swivel Clean for it's highly maneuverable quick release wand connection system. A full tilt and full swivel nozzle connector lets the user turn and drive the power brush from the handle with minimal effort. Steer the CT22 power brush when you want to clean. Vacuuming under and around furniture is fast and easy to navigate with the Swivel Clean powered nozzle. Along with the tilt and swivel ability the new wand connection features an extra large step-on quick release pedal for easy disconnection of the power wand and quick attachment of a hard floor brush. The CT22 features a full 14" cleaning path with brushed edge cleaning on both sides. The augured brush roller configuration and center mounted intake cleans evenly and the wide convex soft tire rear wheels provide low resistance on carpets and excellent tracking on hard floors.
Like all Quiet Drive power nozzle system the CT22 Swivel Clean offers a 4 level step-on height adjustment for cleaning all styles of floor coverings. The height setting indicator window is easy to read from the users cleaning position behind the nozzle, located on top of the power brush next to the push button belt reset button. The Swivel Clean's ribbed belt drive system is protected with an integrated protection circuit to prevent breaking the belt should large objects be pulled into the rotating brush. The CT22 protects itself and furniture from dings and scuffs with a wide soft bumper and the forward looking headlight will illuminate the cleaning path to help the vacuum user from driving over objects in the cleaning area.
The CT22 features the popular Quiet Drive brush system that operates with lower noise while using a powerful 2.4 amp drive motor to increase brush rotational speed and torque. The Swivel Clean power brush provides efficient deep cleaning performance and excellent one-pass cleaning when coupled with the high performance of a central cleaning system. With quality features including a solid core roller, ball bearing construction and ribbed belt driver system the CT22 provides for reliable cleaning and easy use.
The new AFR wand system provides variable airflow relief for cleaning high density heavy weight (70+ ounce) ultra soft carpeting.
The suction power of most central vacuums is 2x or up to 5x greater than most portable vacuums. This can cause an issue with ultra-soft carpet vacuuming where the suction may seal the vacuum nozzle to the thick carpet. With standard plush carpeting the extra suction of most central vacuum systems is dispersed by the vacuum nozzle without any requirements or actions needed by the vacuum user. For ultra soft carpeting the vacuum user will need to adjust the AFR wand system to alleviate the extra suction not needed by the carpet nozzle for the high density flooring.
The Centec Ultra-Purpose CVS attachment kit allows the vacuum user to select the airflow through the vacuum nozzle for easy cleaning of all carpet and hard floor types. The AFR regulator is simple to set and change while your cleaning without requiring you to stop for adjustments. Easily move from hard floor surfaces to standard plush carpeting, large area rugs and even heavy weight ultra-soft carpeting with quick changes to the AFR wand system. AFR Instruction Manual (795K PDF)