Vacuum Canister Applications for Industrial and Commercial Use

In 1860, Daniel Hess’s carpet sweeper was cleaning floors in a novel way. It created suction with a bellows device and used rotating brushes to help with the cleaning. Since then, vacuum cleaners have come a long way, and one of the most popular and effective ways to suck dirt and debris is still in use today. Here are some good things to know about the vacuum canister cleaner for commercial and industrial applications.


The first vacuum canister appeared in 1908. The design was simple, and it used a suction motor to pull debris into a canister or container. This basic design patented by William Hoover has remained unchanged for more than a century.

They say, “Do not fix something if it is not broken” and this is the reason the canister type cleaner is still in existence today. Although there are bag type and other kinds of vacuum cleaners, the container type (shop vac) is still one of the most efficient and cost-effective vacuuming cleaners.

Why Use Container Vacuum Cleaners?

If you run a cleaning business, you may have more than one kind of vacuum cleaner. In fact, some are specially made for carpets and floors. However, the universal appeal of the shop vac makes it a popular choice for many applications today. Thanks to custom parts suppliers, you can have special-made shop vacs too.

Industrial Uses

One of the most important features you find in a shop vac is reversibility. For example, by attaching the suction hose to the exhaust side of the unit, you can get a powerful blower. Not all shops have multiple access points for compressed air fittings, and a shop vac is perfect for cleaning many industrial areas. A vacuum canister can clean underneath conveyor systems, blow away cuttings from machining equipment, and makes a good leaf blower too. The possibilities are many.

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