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The IWCA Tradeshow 2019 San Diego

The IWCA Tradeshow and convention will be taking palce on the 11th 12th and 13th 14th February 2019:  Venue:  Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa San Diego California   Many Thanks to the people behind this highly successful event  2017 It had everything you could want be it T ...

Posted on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 18:16 - Read more...

The HUGE Convention 2019

The Huge Convention will return in 2019 https://thehugeconvention.com/ ...

Posted on Friday, 5th May 2017 14:11 - Read more...

WCP Trade Show 2019

The WCP cleaning show will return in 2019 on September 7th at the NAEC at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. Now an established event for the cleaning industry the WCP cleaning show aims to bring suppliers and manufacturers from many sectors together under one roof from small equipment supp ...

Posted on Thursday, 10th April 2014 08:48 - Read more...

ISSA Interclean 2020

https://www.intercleanshow.com/en/amsterdam Following a successful four days in Amsterdam with innovation and new products on show we can now look forward to the 2020 edition  With cleaning products and solutions, inspiring sessions on cutting edge topics and the technology of the future ...

Posted on Friday, 27th April 2018 11:20 - Read more...

Flow - Resistance and Volume

Cleaning a surface using WFP relies on having the right amount of water applied to the cleaning surface. High pressure and or High velocity result in water splashing all over the surface and pull debris from the surrounds. Simply blasting water will not give good results  The right Water ...

Posted on Wednesday, 19th September 2018 14:47 - Read more...

V11 High Current at work In Malibu

Custom Creation: Is this just another Custom Ford Pickup Truck in Malibu? November 27, 2016 Jeff Cooper of C-Thru Window Cleaning that services the Malibu area of California USA needed an additional vehicle in his growing company. Jeff Cooper has been referred to as the “Window Cleaner ...

Posted on Thursday, 18th May 2017 15:35 - Read more...

Cleaning Magazine and Association links

American Window Cleaning Magazine https://www.awcmag.com/ Federation of Window Cleaners http://f-w-c.co.uk Internation Window Cleaners Association  http://www.iwca.org/ Window Cleaning Magazine  http://www.windowcleaningmagazine.co.uk Window Cleaning Association  https://www. ...

Posted on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 09:09 - Read more...

Why buy a Spring Manufactured Controller

Why buy a Spring (Europe) manufactured controller? Spring are an electronics company we design, test and build a wide range of electronics used in all sorts of applications. Travel through an Airport, Sea Port you will find our electronics there. Sports stadia, security applications access control ...

Posted on Monday, 14th December 2015 17:50 - Read more...

System Maintenance FUSE!!

No Fuse !! The Consequences !! I have written in the past about the importance of fitting the correctly rated fuse. That if a fuse blows it is doing its job and the cause must be found. Simply fitting a higher rated fuse or not fitting one at all, could mean you are literally playing with fire. Re ...

Posted on Friday, 18th December 2015 09:54 - Read more...

The importance of Fuses

Failure to fit the fuse and or reverse polarity may lead to damage to your controller Pump and or wiring which will invalidate the manufacturer's warranty on the control. Why is fitting a fuse important A fuse(s) is needed in any electrical system (AC or DC). These protection devices react to ...

Posted on Monday, 14th December 2015 17:23 - Read more...

Reverse Polarity Protection

Electrical devices have universal colour coding and symbols to ensure they are connected correctly. The universal colour code and symbol for a positive terminal is RED and a plus (+) sign. The universal colour code and symbol for a negative terminal is BLACK and a minus (-) sign. The same universal ...

Posted on Friday, 16th May 2014 12:53 - Read more...

Poles Apart

Am I referring to the vast range of poles available for window cleaning? in short no, discussing water fed poles, I will leave to those in the know to debate. I want to discuss polarity sensitive electrical devices, in particular, controllers. I will touch on the difference between AC and DC, In oth ...

Posted on Monday, 14th December 2015 17:39 - Read more...

Cable and electrical system maintenace

The aim of the article is to give an overview of what is actually happening on the electrical side of your system and how to protect both the system and your earning potential. The importance of maintaining DI resin and RO membranes is well accepted. There is however a tendency to take for granted ...

Posted on Thursday, 5th February 2015 17:37 - Read more...

The Importance of Battery Maintenance

https://www.progressivedyn.com/service/battery-basics/ A 12 volt battery is an important part of the WFP system. If well maintained as part of an efficient system a good quality leisure battery can last 12 – 18 months or more. Why then do so many people have issues with low battery voltage? W ...

Posted on Tuesday, 25th April 2017 09:02 - Read more...

Smart Battery Management

Smart Battery Management Standard on the V9 and V11 digital controllers is a battery management and voltmeter function. The  “BAT” message is a warning that voltage has fallen below 11.5V on the V9 controls and 11V on the V11 (manufactured since October 2013). The Analogue con ...

Posted on Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 14:56 - Read more...

Battery Discharge Rate

The diagram above is for illustration purposes. It shows how a leisure battery could discharge over a working period. Note that voltage and amps are steady for up to two hours. We see a fall off in the 2 - 4 hours range and after 6 hours the voltage fall off is dramatic. 1. Operating at maximu ...

Posted on Monday, 13th January 2014 12:34 - Read more...

Power to You Battery types

This article will touch on Battery basics Battery types Sulphur Build up Parasitic Drain Discharge/Charging cycle Smart Battery management What is a battery? It is a store of energy created by a chemical reaction. The lead acid battery has been around for a very long time since 1859 in fa ...

Posted on Wednesday, 8th October 2014 08:38 - Read more...

Running a two man system from one battery

It is very common for a two pole system to be run off one battery. Points to bear in mind The Current draw will double Wiring looms should be of equal length The battery will require charging more frequently A higher rated battery may be required. We would suggest 120 AH at least It is poss ...

Posted on Thursday, 17th December 2015 13:52 - Read more...

Spring Digital Or Analogue

Spring have been producing pump controllers since 2005. We are an electronics company and have a deep understanding of how a WFP system works and then strive to provide easy to use controllers that offer a range of enhanced features and value to the user. As an electronics company, there is sound e ...

Posted on Monday, 14th December 2015 17:16 - Read more...

WFP Or Traditional methods a brief View

As a Supplier into the industry, I watch and read with interest the eternal debate between WFP and Trad users as to which method is best. Both, of course, have their place and many use a combination. Interestingly what we now refer to as Traditional cleaning has changed dramatically over the years. ...

Posted on Monday, 14th December 2015 17:07 - Read more...

Low Temperature and WFP systems

Effects of Low temperature on a System       For some low temperature may not be an issue Perhaps now is a good time to move to California or Florida Perhaps even Spain. In this article, I would like to explore the effect of low temperatures and changes in temperature on yo ...

Posted on Wednesday, 23rd December 2015 10:26 - Read more...

Heat Effects

Why Choose a SPRING Controller? Have you ever noticed that your cables, pumps and controllers can get very hot and wondered why? Heat is an enemy of electronics. As circuits are switched on and off components heat and cool and this cycle will over time damage components and make them less able to ...

Posted on Monday, 14th December 2015 17:04 - Read more...

Advanced Liquid Logic Controller with LCD Display

The WFP market continues to move toward general acceptance of electronic pump control. There is, of course, a wide range of controls from basic analogues that simply use PWM to adjust the pump speed through to more advanced units aimed at system control. As we move through the spectrum of controls ...

Posted on Monday, 14th December 2015 16:59 - Read more...

Replacing A Pump

From time to time the pump on your system will need replacing. The Spring range of pump controllers is designed to operate with a wide range of 12V pumps. In general these pumps have a maximum current rating of 10 amps with PSI up to 150. The most likely reason for needing to replace ...

Posted on Tuesday, 19th August 2014 07:53 - Read more...

The Flow & added value of controllers

  In this blog lets look at the value flow controls could add to your business and the advantages in the electronic control of water flow. Exploring the benefits of using flow controls for pump delivery systems. what are some of the costs assoc ...

Posted on Monday, 7th April 2014 15:53 - Read more...

Water Dynamics within Water Fed Pole systems

Water Dynamics and Hydraulic pressure in WFP Many articles talk about back pressure - flow rates - water volume and delivering the right volume of water effciently. Just what does this all mean and can we find a balance to ensure the system works reliably time after time This blog will d ...

Posted on Friday, 10th January 2014 17:34 - Read more...

Water Volume delivered to Glass

The article is based on my observations and discussions with people involved daily in window cleaning and as such I am not setting out to provide definitive answers, but simply trying to get people thinking about how they work and why. What works for one person may not work for another. The article ...

Posted on Wednesday, 9th October 2013 06:48 - Read more...

WFP Systems and efficient flow control

A tradesman needs a full tool kit! There is no 'right way' - only the right way on a per site/per route basis. There are sites where an on-demand system will work, whilst on others a different approach is needed. The benefits of water fed pole systems have been widely recogni ...

Posted on Wednesday, 6th March 2013 12:22 - Read more...

24V DC Motor Controller

Our DC motor controller has been developed for our market leading pump controller. Its potential applications are limitless, although it was originally designed with the electric gate industry in mind. It is one of the most advanced motor controllers on the market. Its features include: 1. A s ...

Posted on Thursday, 3rd November 2011 12:33 - Read more...

Spring (Europe)

Spring (Europe) designs and manufactures a diverse range of products for a diverse range of customers spanning a wide variety of industries, from window cleaning to security. For whatever reason you come to us, you will find the same thing: an experienced labour force and an expert design team who c ...

Posted on Thursday, 27th October 2011 15:25 - Read more...