ELGIN, Ill. (Sept. 3, 2019) – Elgin Sweeper Company announced the launch of the RegenXTM regenerative air street sweeper, a sweeper designed with the input of municipalities and contractors including operators, service technicians, fleet managers and public works directors across the United States and Canada.
Elgin Sweeper has been a leader in the sweeper industry for more than a hundred years and manufactures a full line of street sweepers including regenerative air sweepers. In designing the new RegenX, Elgin Sweeper formed an innovation team to perform several months of voice-of-the-customer research. They conducted hundreds of interviews and on-the-road ride-alongs with users of both Elgin Sweeper products and competitive sweepers to determine the features and qualities most important to them.
The team then developed a prototype and took the unit out to the market. They continued to collect feedback and make changes. After countless conversations and iterations, along with real-world testing, all the input came together, and they created the RegenX.
This new regenerative air sweeper is built with the quality and proven technology that is the hallmark of Elgin Sweeper vehicles, but is easier to service, simpler to operate and easier to clean than competitive regenerative air products —in fact, the smooth design of its hopper and 50-degree dump angle could make the RegenX the easiest sweeper to clean in the industry.
The RegenX also maximizes operator efficiency without the addition of premium mechanical parts, such as a scissor lift, that increase cost and can reduce capacity. As a result, the RegenX is the only sweeper in the industry to offer the ability to dump into roll-off containers while still boasting an impressive 8yd3 capacity.
“We couldn’t have developed the RegenX without our new innovation process,” said Mike Higgins, Vice President and General Manager of Elgin Sweeper Company. “The time and effort we invested talking with operators and users ensured we built a product that provides the ultimate user experience in regenerative air sweeping.”
The new RegenX will be officially introduced at the upcoming American Public Works Association Exposition (PWX), to be held Sept. 8-11 in Seattle, Washington. The RegenX is also supported by a dedicated Elgin Sweeper team, coast-to-coast dealer availability for live demonstrations and support, and marketed under the theme: Built by Elgin. Designed by You, to give recognition to the role actual users had in the product development.
The RegenX will be available for sale in early September. For more information, visit the RegenX product page on the Elgin Sweeper website.
About Elgin Sweeper Company
Sold and serviced through a network of more than 100 dealer locations worldwide, Elgin Sweeper products are the sweepers of choice for a variety of general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. With more than 100 years of experience, Elgin Sweeper offers municipalities, contractors and industries the most sweeper options in the country, using the latest sweeping technologies—mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control. Elgin Sweeper is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group. For more information, visit www.elginsweeper.com.
About Federal Signal
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) builds and delivers equipment of unmatched quality that moves material, cleans infrastructure, and protects the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit www.federalsignal.com.