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A new generation of dry & quiet street sweepers

Project description

An innovative energy-saving street sweeper

Europeans throw away more than half a tonne of waste each year, and 15 % of this lands on the streets. Urban dirt is collected by local administrations through street-sweeping machinery. However, such machinery should meet EU diesel engine regulations, be comfortable and safe for users, and effective in its difficult cleaning tasks. The EU-funded TIMAN262O project proposes an innovative vacuum street sweeper that is more efficient in reaching all corners and narrow streets than existing sweepers. It is entirely compatible with EU diesel regulations, requires less energy and is comfortable for drivers. The innovative machine addresses both the public and private sectors since it is ideal for urban areas, shop malls, amusement parks and car parks.


Around 55% of the world’s population live in urban areas and every year, each of the 500 million citizens living in the EU throw away more than half a ton of waste; with over 15% landing on the streets. Street debris is normally managed by public administrations, who use cleaning on-road machinery. Timan 262O is a new vacuum street sweeper with three main innovations: 1) A patented strong whirlwind suction system that goes beyond the state-of-art, reducing 20% the energy needed to lift particles from the ground; 2) A ground-breaking dry filtering system using by 20 small cyclones, needing zero water consumption for PM2.5 and PM10 filtering; 3) two-wheel and center suspension system that achieves 30% vibration reduction, turning into a more comfortable working environment with only 72 dB in the cabin. With a 26-horse power engine but performing like a 35hp vehicle, it meets European diesel engine regulations while provides end users with a smaller machine able to reach all corners and narrow streets with 31% higher transport speed, increasing operational efficiency. Furthermore, this project will be the first step for our ultimate goal: the unbeatable electric version of Timan262O. Our product is perfect for Municipalities and Councils that need to provide landscaping services in an efficient, cost conscious way; it is also ideal for private businesses like shopping malls, garden and park contractors, amusement parks, churches and cemeteries. With more than 15 years of experience in the sector, we have built a reliable partner network, with leading companies like Elite service, Lyngfeldt and A. Flensborg and 95 dealers distributing our vehicle in 15 countries in EU, Japan, South Korea and Brazil. We offer a truly trail-blazer cleaning machine that surpasses the current state-of-the-art technologies (both conventional and electric sweepers) that takes care of driver’s and citizen’s comfort, while reducing noise pollution and particle emission into the atmosphere.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
6980 TIM

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Danmark Midtjylland Vestjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 71 429,00