Plan an Installation

Step 1: How many inlets do I need? The length of a standard hose is 9 metres so your inlets need to be located about 18 metres apart from each other. You will need to take into account doors, furniture etc. If you have your house plans a good way to check their location is to cut a piece of string to 9 metres scaled and by twisting it around the plan your should be able to locate your inlet points.

Step 2:How many metres of PVC pipe do I need? Measure the distance from the machine to the nearest inlet and then from that inlet to the next nearest inlet and so on. Approximate figures will do. From our experience you will need 10 metres of pipe for each inlet. For the handyman we sell inlet kits at a very reasonable price which contain all the fittings you will need for your installation.

Step 3: Which is the right Cyclic machine for me? Many manufacturers, including those who make portable machines, use horse power to rate the performance of their machines. Horse power or kilo watts is a measure of power and basically determines the amount of electricity your machine will consume. Other manufacturers quote water lift (kilo pascals) which measures vacuum and again this measurement has little to do with the machine’s capacity to remove dust. Not much happens in a vacuum. A machine’s capacity to remove dust is measured in terms of  litres of air moved per second. If you would like more information on the physics of air flow and vacuumology in general have a look at the Silentmaster (USA) web site, not now though. The important point is that two motors double the air flow of a single motor no matter what the power or water lift specifications.Cyclic are one of the few manufacturers who supply dual motor machines.

What is the difference between a disposable bag machine and a bucket machine?

The Cyclic bag machine, identified by the letter D, has a paper bag to collect the dust and is removed and disposed of when full. It is a clean and efficient method of disposal. There is a slight drawback as the motor needs to suck through the bag and efficiency will be reduced if the bag is not changed regularly. Extra bags can be purchased at any time.

The Cyclic bucket machine, identified by the letter B, uses an unique octagonal shaped bucket. As the dust enters the canister it collides with the corners of the octogon creating a cyclonic down draft which compacts the dust etc on the bottom of the bucket. There is an additional cloth filter to protect the motor from hair and lighter dust particles which needs to be cleaned from time to time but this filter should not be removed from the machine. Our Gold series has another unique feature, a shaker motor is installed to clean the filter after each use.

Which machine should I choose?

To select the right machine you need to know approximate length of PVC pipe installed in your home. This is because air flow is reduced by friction, thus the more pipe, bends etc in your system, the higher the friction and air flow is therefore reduced.

0-20 metres of pipe

We would recommend our  Deluxe 25 disposable bag machine. This machine is ideal for use in smaller installations such as town houses.

20-30 metres of pipe

Have a look at our SD20 disposable bag machine or our SB20 bucket machine, both these units have a machine inlet which means you do not need an additional inlet to clean near the machine. As an example if the machine is installed in your garage you can attach your hose to it and vacuum your car. If noise is a problem then consider  our SD22Q or SB22Q, these are super quiet bag and bucket machines which use a specially designed flow through motors imported from USA. Our G20  has additional soundproofing including two exhaust mufflers and an unique self cleaning system so that it operates at maximum efficiency all the time.

30-60 metres of pipe

For the larger systems we would recommend one of our twin motor machines. They are the SB30, SB40 and G40. All have machine inlets, whilst the G40 has the additional sound proofing and the unique self cleaning system.