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User manual of I-mop IMOPLTFCTX (36 pages)
Table of contents
  • Preface: Page 3
  • Purpose of the user manual: Page 3
  • Target audience: Page 3
  • Operators of the i-mop Lite: Page 3
  • Reading guide: Page 4
  • 1 Introduction: Page 7
  • 1.1 Intended use of the product: Page 7
  • 1.2 Non-intended use of the product: Page 8
  • 1.3 Lifespan: Page 8
  • 1.4 Modifications: Page 8
  • 1.5 Specifications: Page 9
  • 1.6 Warranty: Page 10
  • 1.7 Identification: Page 10
  • 2 Description: Page 11
  • 3 Safety: Page 12
  • 3.1 General safety instructions: Page 12
  • 3.1.1 Sweep before scrub: Page 12
  • 3.1.2 Brush condition: Page 12
  • 3.1.3 Machine orientation: Page 12
  • 3.1.4 Strong magnets: Page 12
  • 3.1.5 Battery: Page 12
  • 3.2 Risks during operation: Page 13
  • 3.2.1 Dress safely: Page 13
  • 3.2.2 Mark the job site: Page 13
  • 3.2.3 Careful when parking: Page 13
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Original user manual. written in the English Language Future Cleaning Technologies B.V.

Hoppenkuil 27b. 5626 DD Eindhoven. The Netherlands

Telephone: +31402662400 Email: [email protected] Internet: www.i-teamglobal.com

Model: I-GUM GAS VERSION Date: 09/04/2020

Product code: K.1.IMOPLT.FCT.1100C Version: v.1.0

Preface

Thank you for choosing the i-mop Lite. the auto scrubber that cleans faster. cleaner. safer. greener. and is better for everyone. The i-mop Lite's compact design allows you to clean right to the edge and under obstacles. minimizing manual scrubbing. The battery operated i-mop Lite is equipped with two counter-rotating brushes that provide a deep scrub and a great cleaning result. The i-mop Lite significantly reduces the amount of water and chemicals needed which both leads to a greener result and reduces the risk of slippery floors.

Please read this manual carefully for important information and operating instructions before using the i-mop Lite. Save this manual for future reference. This i-mop Lite will provide excellent performance. The best results will be obtained when the i-mop Lite is:

Regularly maintained per the i-mop Lite preventive maintenance instructions in this manual.

Operated with reasonable care and caution.

Maintained with manufacturer-supplied parts.

When this manual refers to “the manufacturer”. this means Future Cleaning Technologies B.V. an affiliate company of i-team in Eindhoven. the Netherlands. When this manual mentions “the partner”. this refers to your local i-team resell and support service partner.

Purpose of the user manual

The purpose of the user manual is to provide the user with information in such a way that during the life of the i-mop Lite the machine is used correctly. efficiently and safely. even in the event of reasonably foreseeable misuse. as described in section 1.2 of this manual.

The user manual contains instructions regarding: Personal operator safety

Intended and non-intended use of the i-mop Lite

Instructions for daily use

Maintenance instructions

Storage conditions

Disposal of the i-mop Lite

These instructions must be considered to avoid risks that could lead to physical and/or material damage.

Target audience

This user manual is intended for operators of the i-mop Lite and their supervisors. as well as partners and importers.

Operators of the i-mop Lite

The i-mop Lite may only be operated by a person who has correctly read and understood the instructions in this manual. or is trained by an experienced operator who has read and understood the instructions in this manual.

Reading guide

The following symbols and terms are used throughout this manual to alert the reader to safety issues and important information:

Symbol Term Explanation

WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which. if the safety instructions are not followed. can lead to injuries of the operator or bystanders and light and/or moderate damage to the product or the environment.

CAUTION Indicates a hazardous situation which. if the safety instructions are not followed. can lead to light and / or moderate damage to the product or the environment.

ATTENTION Indicates a liability situation. where the manufacturer or its partners and affiliates cannot be held accountable for damages caused by non compliance.

STRONG MAGNET Indicates the machine contains strong magnets. These can cause pacemakers to stop working or cause electronic data to be damaged. such as information stored on access passes.

PACEMAKER Indicates operators and maintenance crew wearing pacemakers should keep a minimal distance of 6 in / 15 cm. In this specific case operators may not use the machine as a backpack.

BATTERIES Indicates a battery-operated machine. batteries must be charged according to the instructions in the separate class I battery charger user manual. Batteries must be disposed of according to your local laws and regulations.

SLIPPERY SURFACE Indicates the machine can cause floors to become slippery. In the workplace. it is advised to place slippery surface signs in these areas.

1 Introduction

The i-mop Lite is an easy and safe machine to use. This manual helps you to get started and explains the operation and maintenance procedure. You will be pleasantly surprised by the fast and effective use of the battery operated i-mop Lite. The batteries must be fully charged before use. Please refer to the user manual of the class I battery charger for correct procedure.

This manual is intended for those who work with the i-mop Lite and/or perform daily maintenance.

The manual must be read in full before the first actions. This manual describes the correct method of use. safety measures. maintenance and transport.

The manufacturer continuously improves all their products based on user experience and feedback.

Any deviations between the texts and/or images from the manual and your i-mop Lite can therefore arise from the difference in model or from possible changes due to continuous development and innovation.

1.1 Intended use of the product The i-mop Lite is a specialized machine for scrubbing hard floor surfaces. You can use any type of water-based scrubbing detergent.

The fluid tank. brushes and squeegee come in HACCP color coded versions (blue. green. red. yellow and orange). All three items are easily replaced. This allows you to use different cleaning solutions. — for instance. when you move from the food preparing area to the restaurant. ALWAYS use the same color for fluid tank. brush and squeegee.

Figure 1

1.2 Non-intended use of the product

WARNING Non-intended use can have consequences for the safety of operators and bystanders and will void the warranty on the product.

NEVER operate the i-mop Lite near flammable dusts. liquids or vapors.

NEVER operate the i-mop Lite when flammable or poisonous liquids like gasoline. oil. acids. or other volatile substances are on the floor.

DO NOT fill the i-mop Lite with any flammable detergent. ONLY use the water-based cleaning solutions.

DO NOT use water that exceeds 113° F/45° C. Using water above this temperature will void the tank warranty.

DO NOT use cleaning solutions with pH below 3 or above 11 in order to prevent damage to sensitive components.

DO NOT use the i-mop Lite outdoors or on uneven surfaces.

DO NOT operate this i-mop Lite over electrical floor outlets in order to avoid electrical shock.

NO RIDERS! Do not carry passengers on top of the i-mop Lite.

DO NOT use the i-mop Lite as stepladder or platform.

DO NOT store the i-mop Lite outside in order to avoid damage to electronic components.

ONLY use manufacturer-supplied parts for maintenance.

KEEP AWAY from children! The i-mop Lite is a professional cleaning machine to be used by trained adults only.

1.3 Lifespan Each i-mop Lite is guaranteed to operate for at least 2000 hours. The wear on brushes and squeegee heavily depends on the roughness of the surface. They need to be checked regularly.

CAUTION To ensure proper and safe operation throughout the life of the i-mop Lite. the machine must be checked every 300 hours by an authorized i-team partner.

1.4 Modifications It is not permitted to make modifications to the design of the i-mop Lite without consultation and permission from the manufacturer. This affects the warranty. see section 1.6.

1.6 Warranty The i-mop Lite should be used as intended and described in this manual. Using the i-mop Lite outside will void the warranty on the product.

1.7 Identification The ID tag. containing a serial number and production number. can be found on the bar behind the wastewater tank.

1. Serial number

2. Production day

3. Production year

Figure 3

2 Description

The compact i-mop Lite consists of two main parts:

The body that contains the motor. cleaning solution tank. recovery tank. handle with triggers and control panel.

The scrub deck that contains the brushes and squeegee.

The i-mop Lite can be folded into a park position; this is recommended for storage.

The i-mop Lite consists of:

Figure 4

Legend

1. Trigger 2. Control panel - Brush on 3. Control panel - Vacuum on 4. Control panel - High water level 5. Control panel - Low water level 6. Vacuum hose 7. Battery 8. Scrub deck 9. Squeegee 10. Recovery tank 11. Solution tank 12. Rotating brushes

3 Safety

Safety comes first. Therefore. please take your time to read and understand these safety instructions. Improper use can case cause harm or void the manufacturer’s warranty.

3.1 General safety instructions 3.1.1 Sweep before scrub Remove loose objects from the floor that can be propelled by the rotating brushes.

3.1.2 Brush condition Make sure to check the condition of the brush before use. Change the brush only when the machine is turned off in a park position.

3.1.3 Machine orientation Always keep the body of the i-mop Lite in an upright position when cleaning fluid or batteries are inserted.

3.1.4 Strong magnets

CAUTION

Please be aware of the integrated magnets that hold the fluid tanks in place.

WARNING

Operators and maintenance crew wearing pacemakers should keep a minimal distance of 6 in/15 cm.

3.1.5 Battery Always use the automatic battery charger provided by the manufacturer.

CAUTION During normal operation. the 18V battery cause no safety hazard on their own. Please keep the following safety instructions regarding the battery in mind:

Do not crush. pierce or damage in any way.

Do not heat or incinerate.

Do not short-circuit.

Do not dismantle.

Keep dry.

Only charge between 5° C~40° C / 41° F~104° F.

Only use between 5° C~45° C / 41° F~113° F.

3.2 Risks during operation

3.2.1 Dress safely Do not wear a necktie. scarf. or any loose or dangling clothing or jewelry while operating this i-mop Lite. These can tangle in rotating parts. causing serious injury or death.

3.2.2 Mark the job site

WARNING

During operation the cleaning solution can cause slippery patches on the floor.

Therefore. it is advised to mark the job site to warn passersby.

3.2.3 Careful when parking Do not park the i-mop Lite on ramps or slopes. Always park the i-mop Lite on a level. hard surface.

3.3 Risks after operation 3.3.1 Remove battery Remove the battery before executing any cleaning or maintenance task.

3.3.2 Machine orientation Always keep the body of the i-mop Lite in an upright position when replacing brushes or squeegee.

4 Transport and storage

4.1 General

CAUTION Always keep the body of the i-mop Lite in an upright position when filling the cleaning solution tank or inserting the battery.

Before storage or transport. drain the machine and remove the battery after each use.

4.2 Park position The park position is the upright vertical position for storage and maintenance tasks.

1. Make sure the vacuum hose (Figure 5. pos 2) is pushed back into the machine so it cannot get

2. Crouch down and hold the handle (Figure 5. pos 1) with one hand while holding the scrub deck

(Figure 5. pos 3) with your other hand.

3. Lift the scrub deck slowly until it stands upright on the front wheels (Figure 5. pos 4). Guide the

Figure 5

4.3 Transport outside

When outside: 1. Put the i-mop Lite in park position (see 4.2).

2. Carry the i-mop Lite with one hand while holding the handle (Figure 6. pos 1) with your other

CAUTION The transport wheels are not designed to roll over dirty surfaces. sand can cause the wheels to block. Lift the i-mop Lite going from one building to another.

Figure 6

4.4 Transport in a vehicle The preferred way to transport your i-mop Lite is in an upright position and safely secured.

1. Make sure both tanks are empty.

2. Put the i-mop Lite in park position (see 4.2).

3. Remove the batteries.

4. Lift the i-mop Lite into the vehicle.

5. Secure the i-mop. using a tension belt or

As the i-mop Lite is a compact machine. it fits in the trunk of your car. Before loading the i-mop Lite into your vehicle. make sure both tanks and the battery are removed.

1. Put the i-mop Lite in park position (see 4.2) 2. Remove the battery and both tanks.

3. Set the i-mop Lite into a horizontal position.

4. Prevent the i-mop Lite from moving around during transport by using a tension belt or another

CAUTION The seal of the solution and recovery tank can be damaged during transport in horizontal position. Make sure you remove them before loading the machine into your car. Improper use will void the warranty.

TIP: The i-stand wall mount accessory can be installed in the back of a truck. It allows you to secure the i-mop and transport the i-mop in an upright position. Please contact our sales department for more information.

Figure 7

5 Assembly and installation

The i-mop Lite does not require much assembly. Most importantly. you will have to attach the brushes and squeegee.

5.1 Unboxing The i-mop Lite body is packed in a single box. The battery and charger are delivered in a separate box and can be ordered separately.

Figure 8

Legend

1x i-mop Lite main body

1x squeegee assembly

1x suction filter

2x brushes

1x battery charger manual

1x recovery tank

1x battery charger

1x cleaning solution tank

1x battery

1x this manual

5.2 Assembly 5.2.1 Charge the battery Charge the battery according to the instructions in the battery charger manual. Make sure the battery is charged monthly.

5.2.2 Attach the brushes

To attach the brushes: 1. Put the i-mop Lite in park position (see 4.2).

2. Hold the scrub deck firmly with one hand.

3. Align the left brush (Figure 9. pos 1) with the left motor disk (Figure 9. pos 2). Align the latches

4. Push the brush on the motor disk.

5. Turn the left brush clockwise until you see the motor disk turning. The brush is now in place.

6. Align the right brush with the right motor disk. Align the latches and cut-outs in the brush and

7. Push the brush on the motor disk.

8. Turn the right brush anticlockwise until you see the motor disk turning. The brush is now in

Figure 9

6 Operation

6.1 Before you start Check the brushes and squeegee for wear and tear (see chapter 7 on maintenance).

6.1.1 Insert the battery

Figure 13

1. Put the i-mop Lite in park position (see 4.2).

2. Push the battery (Figure 13. pos 1) in the battery slot. A click signals the battery is locked in place

3. During operation. you can check the amount of power left (Figure 13. pos 2) by pressing the

TIP: It is not recommended to use the battery when charged below 40%.

Figure 17

5. Stand behind the i-mop Lite.

6. Choose your cleaning mode via the buttons on the control panel (Figure 17. pos 1 to 4). You can

Mode Press

Brush only

Vacuum only

Use cleaning solution

Use Eco mode

Brush and cleaning solution

Brush and cleaning solution and vacuum

Brush and Eco and vacuum

7. Hold the handle with both hands.

8. Squeeze the trigger on the handle (Figure 17. pos 5). This will also start the i-mop Lite 9. Once the trigger is squeezed the i-mop Lite will move forward.

10. Walk behind the i-mop Lite.

11. Steer by gently turning the handle left or right to move the scrub deck (Figure 17. pos 6).

12. Releasing the trigger (Figure 17. pos 5) will immediately stop the i-mop Lite. The vacuum motor

WARNING

Do not operate the i-mop Lite at greater than arm’s length. Operating below a 45 degree angle can cause water to run into the vacuum engine.

Figure 18

TIP: Learn to swivel Operating the i-mop Lite is very intuitive and like steering a bicycle. The i-mop Lite is designed to move forward. To turn. stop walking and use your inside hand (the hand in the direction you want to go to) to turn the handle. The i-mop Lite can swivel 360 degrees making it possible to reverse direction.

6.2.3 ECO mode The ECO mode will use 40% less cleaning solution.

1. Turn on the ECO mode by pushing the ECO

2. Turn off ECO mode by pushing the ECO mode

6.2.4 Turn off the i-mop Lite Releasing the trigger (Figure 20. pos 1) will automatically stop the i-mop Lite.

Note that the vacuum motor will continue to run for approximately 3 more seconds.

6.2.5 Emptying tanks Dispose water or cleaning solution from both tanks in an appropriate drain. Even though the recovery tank is bigger. empty it each time the cleaning solution tank is filled.

WARNING

Please observe the local provisions regarding solution disposal related to wastewater treatment.

Figure 19

Figure 20

6.3 Cleaning and storage 6.3.1 Flush the system Be sure to flush the tanks out completely. To thoroughly flush out any solution in the lines and valves: 1. Refill solution tank with 0.5 to 1 liter of clean

2. Press the Brush and Cleaning solution and

Vacuum buttons on the control panel.

3. Use the trigger to start the i-mop Lite and

6.3.2 Cleaning the tanks 1. Dispose water or cleaning solution from both tanks in an appropriate drain.

2. To clean the recovery tank thoroughly:

• Partially fill the tank with fresh water and hold it horizontally with the holes facing up.

• Tilt the tank repeatedly. thoroughly rinsing all the dirt and debris out from the tank.

3. To clean the solution tank. follow the same procedure.

TIP: Dry the tanks Slightly open both tank caps before storage to allow the tanks to dry.

Figure 21

6.3.5 Check the brushes and squeegee 1. Check to see if both brushes are clean and intact. see 7.1 on how to remove them.

• Clean them under fresh water or replace them if necessary.

• Replace brushes if the yellow wear indicator is the same height as other bristles.

2. Check to see if the squeegee is clean and intact. See 7.2 on how to remove it.

Clean it with fresh water and wipe it with a clean. damp cloth.

Replace the squeegee blades when necessary.

6.3.6 Store in an upright position 1. Please ensure that the i-mop Lite is parked

2. Put the i-mop Lite in park position (see 4.2).

3. Store the i-mop Lite close to a wall (Figure

24. pos 1) with the handle pointing towards the wall and the brushes facing away from the wall.

Figure 24

7 Maintenance

CAUTION

Remove the battery before executing any cleaning or maintenance task.

CAUTION Always keep the body of the i-mop Lite in an upright position when replacing brushes or squeegee.

Brush replacement

Figure 25

The brushes are attached to the scrub deck via a bayonet fitting.

1. Put the i-mop Lite in park position (see 4.2).

2. Hold the scrub deck firmly with one hand.

3. Using your other hand to turn the left brush (Figure 25. pos 1) anticlockwise until you feel

4. Pull the brush off the motor disk toward you.

5. Turn the right brush clockwise until you feel resistance or see the motor disk turning as well.

6. Pull the brush off the motor disk toward you.

7. Visually inspect the motor disks.

8. Clean the i-mop Lite scrub deck with a clean. dry cloth before you install the brushes.

7.2 Squeegee replacement The squeegee blades come in pairs and wear out over time. When you notice the floor is no longer being dried properly. replace the squeegee blades.

7.2.1 Detach the squeegee 1. Put the i-mop Lite in park position (see 4.2).

2. Hold the scrub deck firmly with one hand.

3. Pull on the left side of the squeegee (Figure

26. pos 1) to remove it.

4. Pull on the right side of the squeegee to

5. Remove the vacuum hose from the squeegee

7.2.2 Flip/replace the squeegee blade 1. Unscrew the 6 plastic nuts on the back.

2. Take off the squeegee rear plate.

3. Once the plastic part is removed. you can easily take off the rear rubber blade.

4. Push the 6 screws through the front blade in order to remove the squeegee front plate.

5. Take off the rear rubber blade.

6. Inspect the front and rear rubber blades:

The first time: flip the blades so the top of the blade is now facing the floor. Push the front plate screws through the holes.

The second time: attach a new set of blades. Push the front plate screws through the holes.

CAUTION The special squeegee blades that contain small arrow-like shapes cannot be switched.

These need to be replaced every time.

7. Put back the plastic rear plate.

8. Screw the 6 plastic nuts on the back.

Figure 26

7.2.3 Attach the squeegee

Figure 27

To attach the squeegee:

1. Hold the scrub deck firmly with one hand.

2. Align the pins on the scrub deck (Figure 27. pos 2) with the holes on the squeegee

(Figure 27. pos 1).

3. Push the left side of the squeegee in place.

4. Push the right side of the squeegee in place.

7.3 Replace vacuum hose 1. Detach the squeegee as described in 7.2.1.

2. Remove the solution tank and the recovery tank. You can see where the vacuum hose is

3. Hold the scrub deck firmly with one hand.

4. Remove the hose connector from the scrub deck.

5. Detach the vacuum hose from the connector by twisting the hose 1/4 turn.

6. Remove the vacuum hose from the i-mop Lite.

7. Now you can carefully pull the vacuum hose from the handle and unscrew the hose connector.

8. Place the new hose by following the above steps in reversed order.

9. Reinstall the squeegee.

7.4 Recommended additional cleaning Clean the exterior of the i-mop Lite weekly with a non-abrasive. non-solvent cleaner or a clean. damp cloth. To clean the scrub deck. remove the brushes. and then use a non-abrasive. non-solvent cleaner or a clean. damp cloth.

7.5 Recommended service time It is recommended to schedule a full service by one of our service partners every 500 hours.

7.6 Accessories The i-mop Lite can be equipped with different brushes and polishing pads. The use of these accessories is only allowed by experienced and trained operators as some polishing pads can be abrasive and can cause damage to the floor surface when applied incorrectly. For more information please contact our sales department. or the partner who provided the i-mop Lite.

8 Troubleshooting

Problem Cause Solution

No power No battery Insert battery

Empty battery Charge battery

Battery incorrectly placed Remove and reinstall battery

Insufficient/no water flow

Wrong program Check the operating mode on the control panel

Eco mode on Check the ECO mode light on the control panel

Empty tank Fill the tank

Tank incorrectly placed The tank valve must be clicked on the nipple to open the seal. replace the tank

Filter blocked Ensure the solution tank has no dirt particles and the filter is clean

Blocked water pipe Request for service

Poor water recovery Squeegee opening blocked Remove the pipe and clean the squeegee opening

Tears in squeegee blades Replace squeegee blades

Filter blocked Check the yellow filter and clean if necessary

Vacuum hose blocked Check and remove blockage

Vacuum pump not running Request for service

Leakage Tanks incorrectly placed Check and reattach fluid tanks

Tear in vacuum hose Replace vacuum hose or request for service

Battery not charging Battery is at end of life Replace battery

Decommissioning and disposal

ATTENTION

It is the responsibility of the i-mop Lite owner to dispose of the product responsibly.

At the end-of-life the i-mop Lite still contains valuable resources and needs to be disposed of according to your local laws and regulations regarding recycling of electrical equipment.

Before disposal please:

1. Drain the machine (see section 6.3).

2. Remove the battery for separate disposal (see section 6.3.4).

TIP: Alternatively. keep the battery for use in another i-mop Lite.

3. Remove all loose components like brushes. tanks and squeegee.

4. Dispose all items according to your local laws and regulations.



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