Brushes of both upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners can become clogged with fibres, hair, etc. and if this occurs, they need to be easily cleaned.
The specification below provides the recommended improvements needed to improve product durability. They are ranked from bronze to gold based on the effectiveness of the change in improving durability, with bronze being the minimum and gold being the maximum.
Good design with robust bearings; test new designs
Sensors to indicate blockage / clogging
Improved reliability of components can reduce early returns and improve brand reputation which, in turn, can lower business costs and increase long-term sales.
To calculate overall cost savings for your business, use the WRAP cost/benefit analysis tool (currently in draft form and available on request).
Good tested design
Ensure new designs do not clog easily by testing, ideally using hair with other dirt.
Sensors + PCB with LED indicators