How the Regenerative Air System Works


  1. The closed-loop Regenerative Air System uses the force of a high velocity controlled jet of Air created by the powerful blower wheel.
  2. This jet of air blasts down and across the pick-up head onto the pavement and into the cracks forcing up into the air stream packed-on heavy debris as well as fine dust particles.
  3. The debris-laden air stream is pulled into the large hopper, where the air loses velocity and the larger debris falls to the bottom. A screen at the top of the hopper prevents items such as leaves, paper, cans, and rocks from leaving the hopper and entering the centrifugal dust separator.
  4. The patented centrifugal dust separator spins the air along the curved wall of the chamber until the micron-size dust particles are skimmed off into the hopper. Only clean air is returned to the blower to start the Regenerative Air cycle again. This closed-loop system means no dirty air is exhausted into the environment only to settle on the surface again.

TYMCO Regenerative Air Sweepers


With TYMCO’s large patented gutter brooms, the sweeping width can be extended to one of the widest in the industry. And a TYMCO doesn’t require a main broom as do mechanical and vacuum sweepers. Other sweepers just move dust around – exhausting it out or pushing it into the cracks – only a TYMCO picks it all up. TYMCO’s floating pick-up head is designed to adjust to the curvatures and irregularities of paved surfaces for optimum pick-up. A TYMCO is efficient even in rainy or wet conditions. When brooms smear and vacuums clog, TYMCO still cleans, and that means maintaining your cleaning management schedule.

More than just vacuum


Vacuum sweepers utilize a constantly moving windrow broom to transfer debris over to a suction nozzle at one side of the sweeper. The debris is then routed up a small diameter suction tube. Only the area beneath the nozzle (approximately 30 inches) is vacuum cleaned. The majority of the area (approx. 66%) is merely swept with a broom, pushing particles into the cracks. This broom needs to be replaced about every 80-100 hours of operation, costing thousands of dollars over the life of the machine.

Vacuum sweepers, by design, exhaust air potentially filled with fine dust particles, into the atmosphere. Where do these particulates go? Right where they came from, they settle back onto the road surface.

Better than just a broom

compare-mechA mechanical broom sweeper can clean the surface of large debris, but dirt and fine particulates are left behind on the surface and in the cracks. Brooms, by design, actually fill the cracks with dirt. Additionally, a main broom needs to be replaced about every 200 hours of operation, costing thousands of dollars over the life of the machine. A TYMCO sweeper doesn’t need a constantly moving broom to sweep. TYMCO removes dirt from the cracks because air can go where brooms can’t.

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