The Wessel-Werk Mini Electric Brush provides the best cleaning system available for above floor (sofas, upholstery, pet beds), limited floor (stairs & steps) and one of our favorite applications, car interiors. Many times more efficient than an regular unpowered upholstery nozzle and much more powerful than turbo nozzles - even those that sell for a similar price - the MEB160 gives you strong and brushing power with an independent electric motor that is powerful and quiet. The brush system is driven by a non-slip geared belt for dependable performance that is not reduced when suction lowers, as in turbo nozzles. The MEB160 connects to most central vacuums and many canister vacuums with a 1.25" button lock or friction fit (the industry standard for US) connection. The universal design has a standard 2 pin mini power conector that will plug in to a powered hose which allows the MEB160 to fit most vacuum systems with a powered attachment set. Highly efficient, the 6 inch wide powered MEB160 can spin it's brush roller up to 5,000RPM to agitate upholstery and rugs, sweeping surface and embedded soils into the vacuums airflow. The MEB160 cleans all textile surfaces quickly and quietly using it's own low noise electric drive motor.
Got pet fur? No problem for the MEB160. Dried chunks of mud or loose sandy gunk in the foot wells of the family trukster? MEB160 will power those soils from the carpet fibers with high speed brushing action so your vacuum can easily lift it out of your car. Tired of trying to hold your 8 pound 15 inch wide power brush at just the right angle to vacuum a stair tread? Do you have trouble holding your vacuums powerbrush flat against your stairs vertical riser? Easy as pie with the MEB160. The Mini Electric Brush is lightweight, swivels 180° to lay flat and the brush opening tilts to clean at almost any angle. Vacuum your mattress?
Many of us are told to vacuum our mattress in order to remove dust mites and dust mite fecal matter which can cause or agravate allergies. The powerful MEB160 can help remove embedded soils not cleaned by suction alone without damaging your mattresses cover fabric like full size carpet nozzles can. The applications for the MEB160 are nearly unlimited and using the powered brush will greatly increase your cleaning effectiveness and your efficiency which allows you to clean better, faster.
The MEB160 (Mini Electric Brush), also known as the HEB160 (Hand Electric Brush) is produced in Germany at the main Wessel-Werk factory with it's full sized carpet nozzles cousins the EBK360 and EBK340. While there have been powered hand nozzles before the designs were most always proprietary and would fit only a few portable vacuums (Kenmore PowerMate was a popular mini brush years ago). A big reason for the new design was the desire to be universal, and the MEB160 is very universal; working with most every 1.25" tool connection electric hose used in central vacuums today. This includes the Plastiflex gas-pump grip & pistol grip hoses, Centecs' current production 3200 hose grip and older XZ & TD hoses, and even the Korean brand Hanmi sold by some aftermarket suppliers.
If your central vacuum has an electric hose (120V) and a standard button lock tool end the MEB160 will fit great. The ability of the MEB160 to fit so many of the electric central vacuum hoses is due in large part to the 11" cord with universal 2-pin mini plug that connects power from the hose grip avoiding limited proprietary connectors. The mini pin connector is a staple of the vacuum industry with pins set 3/8" apart from each other on a polarized connector. To use the MEB160 you attach the vacuum tube to the swivel connector then plug in the MEB160's cord to the handle and your ready to clean.
The MEB160 features an articulating nozzle shoe. The nozzle shoe is the opening of the MEB160's vacuum area where the spinning brush makes contact with the area or object to be cleaned. The nozzles shoe is the part of the vacuum tool that controls airflow through the tool for proper cleaning and, in the case of powered brushes, prevents the object from being vacuumed into the cleaning nozzle. This is done by the way of two restricter bars that run across the brush roller from front to back of the shoe which prevent a rug or loose object (a lost sock under the bed) from wrapping up and arround the brush roller.
The MEB160's shoe is unique because it tilts. This allows the angle of attack to vary within 15° without losing full contact of the shoe, resulting in better brush and suction performance. The MEB160's shoe also has side cleaning ports both front and back on both sides of the shoe. These holes in the side of the shoe bring airflow in from the side of the nozzle which does increase performance at the side of the nozzle, but more importantly provides airflow across the entire brush roller when it can not be pulled through the area being cleaned (such as rugs with sealed backing or glued down fabrics). The side cleaning ports provide important airflow relief for the nozzle so
the tool is always easy to use and airflow is always moving through it for superior performance.
The MEB160's brush roller is filled with medium density polypropelene bristles that are designed to take the high speed usage of an electric brush. The medium density fill is softer than most powered carpet cleaning nozzles which allows it to be safely used on upholstery of all types, including micro fabrics and natural textiles, without the fear of damage or fuzzing that stiff bristle brushing may cause. Just as with full size carpet power nozzles the MEB160's belt drive system is protected from the incoming dirt and dust by a barrier that prevents dust from entering.
To keep something really clean you need to vacuum it, and this is what Wessel-Werk does for the MEB160 internal components. A reversing clean airflow is pulled from the top cooling vent on the MEB160's hood, through the brush motor and geared belt system and into the nozzles intake orifice and carried away to the vacuum. The reverse airflow through the nozzle keeps negative pressure inside the motor compartment which prevents dust from leaking in and damaging the system. The airflow also provides cooling for the brush motor which allows unlimited and uninterrupted usage.
At the heart of the MEB160's powerful cleaning performance is a new high voltage micro motor with incredible speed and torque.
Once the universal power cord brings the 120 volt AC current into the nozzle it is converted to 120 volts DC for use by the Johnson Electric DF651 micro motor. Along with converting the power to direct current the control board also provides motor circuit protection with an automaticly resetting breaker.
Should an object be pulled into the powered nozzle and jam the roller the protector circuit will activate and shut down the brush motor instantly.
When the jammed object is removed from the nozzle and the MEB160 is powered up the circuit resets automaticly. The Johnson Electric High Voltage DC motor is compact and quiet but very powerful. With a maximum 11,000 RPM unloaded the standard speed of the motor is over 8,000 RPM. Using a non-slip fiberglass reinforced cogged belt and matching gear wheels on the motor's drive shaft and brush roller the nominal brush speed of the MEB160 is regulated at 5,000 RPM, equivalent to it's full size carpet nozzle cousins.
The brush roller deign is auger style which drives all debris to the center of the nozzle and the vacuums suction port. Along with it's high brush speed the Johnson DF651 motor provides 27.92mNm (1/4 lb. in) torque power which drives the brush through all fiber types, even thick or deep plush carpet without stopping.
Using the MEB160 will dramatically increase your cleaning efficiency when vacuuming textile surfaces both above and on the floor. Reducing the effort and time required to vacuum as well as providing true deep cleaning performance in hard to reach areas are just some of the reasons to use the MEB160 with your central vacuum. Pet owners will consider the MEB160 their most important vacuum tool. The ability to quickly and easily erase all evidence of your pup or kitty lounging on your sofa or riding in your car is held within the powerful Mini Electric Brush. Finally a powered nozzle that delivers on the promise of pet hair and lint removal from all those areas that your full size powered brush won't reach or can not clean.
The MEB160's applications are nearly unlimited, suitable for all textile/fabric surfaces from sofa, stairs, car interiors to your mattress and your dogs bed. The universal fitting MEB160 will connect with most every powered central vacuum hose with standard 1.25" button lock tool end (does not fit electrolux square SUMO grip handle) and can be used with optional mini quick disconnect wand.
The MEB160 is sold 1 each with 11" universal 2 pin mini connector. Fits powered hoses with 1.25" tool connector and mini power connector with flush or recessed connector. Does not include hose or other vacuum tools.