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Tennant Company Introduces M17 Battery-Powered Sweeper-Scrubber, the Latest Solution for Industrial Environments That Demand a High-Performance Clean

Mar. 29, 2016

Versatility of one M17 does the job of several smaller machines

Largest available battery capacity in its class delivers maximum runtime for improved productivity

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) today announced the unveiling of the M17, its newest and largest battery-powered sweeper-scrubber, that delivers leading-edge Tennant innovations to combat real-world challenges facing today’s facility managers. The M17 battery-powered sweeper-scrubber is a versatile fume-free sweeper-scrubber that has been engineered to be easy to operate and maintain, while providing big productivity benefits. These advantages are made possible by industry leading innovations including ec-H2O™ with Severe Environment™ switch, first-of-its-kind Pro-Panel™ technology with PerformanceView™ and DFS™ (Dual Force Sweeping) technology.

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Tennant M17 battery-powered sweeper-scrubber (Photo: Tennant Company)

Tennant M17 battery-powered sweeper-scrubber (Photo: Tennant Company)

“The M17 brings the reliability and exceptional performance you'd expect from Tennant along with proprietary breakthrough innovations that serve our industrial customers in manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and distribution centers,” said Dave Huml, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Tennant Company. “We understand the challenges our customers are facing. They are committed to maintaining the health and safety of their facilities and enhancing their properties’ image—all while facing pressure to reduce the cost of cleaning. Tennant developed the M17 with these challenges in mind. The result is a solution that exemplifies our commitment to help our customers do more, do it better, and do it for less.”

Driven by customer insight, the M17 features several productivity-boosting innovations.

Key Innovations
Pro-Panel™ technology integrates multiple controls into an intuitive, high-visibility touch screen interface that redefines the user experience. Effectively manage your asset and operators with Pro-ID™ that allows supervisors to program the machine to the operator skill level and helps prevent unauthorized use. Ensure successful starts with downloadable Pro-Check™ pre-operation checklists. Increase cleaning efficiency with programmable Zone Settings™, on-board videos and 28 different language options. Provide operators an instant view of their cleaning path with PerformanceView™.

ec-H2O™ technology with Severe Environment™ switch allows users to benefit from the many advantages of detergent-free cleaning and access on-board chemicals for soils ec-H2O was not designed to clean. Tennant’s proprietary ec-H2O technology is a globally well-adopted cleaning technology that electrically converts water into a solution that cleans effectively, saves money, improves safety and reduces environmental impact.

DFS™ (Dual Force Sweeping) technology is a new high-performance sweeping system that uses dual counter-rotating brushes to effectively capture large and small debris in one pass to provide exceptional sweeping results.

M17 Key Features and Benefits
Tennant’s M17 Battery-Powered Sweeper-Scrubber increases productivity and provides high-performance results in industrial environments. Features designed to maximize efficiency include the abilities to:

  • Effectively clean in just one pass with exceptional sweeping and scrubbing performance;
  • Clean up to three times longer with a single tank of water using ec-H2O™ technology that uses up to 70% less water;
  • Maintain indoor air quality with exhaust-fume-free battery operation and two-stage dust control system featuring ShakeMax® filter shaker;
  • Increase visibility with cab-forward design, engineered sightlines and steering-wheel-mounted controls;
  • Maximize runtime with the largest available battery capacity in its class, opportunity charging and large solution tank capacity;
  • Improve the operator and supervisor experience with available Pro-Panel™ technology.

Company Profile
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that empower customers to achieve quality cleaning performance, significantly reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit

Source: Tennant Company

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