The Glutton lands at Sydney Airport.
Swan Services recently took delivery of a Glutton to assist in maintaining the busy outdoor arrivals and departure at Sydney Airport's international terminal. Glutton was chosen because of its zero noise and zero emissions as well as its ability to collect litter during busy visitor periods. Applied Cleansing Solutions (ACS) recently released the Glutton Zero Emission self-propelled Vacuum Litter Collector for the Australian and New Zealand market. The Glutton has enjoyed enormous success overseas with more than 7,000 units in operation since its introduction in 2007.
ACS released the product locally in 2011 and has since delivered units to numerous local councils and building service contractors in Australia and New Zealand. The Glutton is a mobile, easy-to-handle machine, which can collect all kinds of waste in both indoor and outdoor applications. Virtually silent, the Gutton can be used around pedestrians. The machine's innovative filtration system emits return filtered air at less than one micron. This feature, along with a width of 750mm, allows the Glutton to pass through a standard 820mm doorway to deliver services at airports, warehouses and various industrial applications.
The vacuum system is powerful enough to deal with urban waste, paper cans and plastic containers. Difficult items like sand, silt and dust are no problem for the Glutton. It will work for a whole shift of eight hours before requiring recharge. Charging the traction battery pack is simple via the unit's on-board smart charger and requires only a standard 240-volt power supply. The Glutton costs less than $1 per hour to operate and requires very little maintenance due to its innovative design. According to ACS, the Glutton will change the way litter and micro litter is collected because it can reach areas that normal mechanised sweeping machines cannot deal with.