GreensGroomer WorldWide answers the synthetic turf sanitation question with the GreenZapr® and miniZapr®. After launching the two Germicidal UVC units, GreensGroomer recognized the need for truly mobile and affordable sanitation solutions for the indoor/institutional market, including sports fitness facilities, nursing homes/assisted living complexes, food-service operations, and hotel/resort properties. The miniZapr is that solution and provides effective control over harmful pathogens by delivering powerful UVC in an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution.
In some circles, germicidal UVC is a new technology. Few know that it has been used by many other industries that now rely on it for sanitation. Developed heavily in the 1920s, UVC technology is now the primary solution when combating micro-organisms. Air, water, and foods are treated every day across the US to secure these important supplies safely and economically.
The challenge GreensGroomer WorldWide faced when adapting the technology to sports turf was its portability and light intensity. Instead of moving material over the static UVC source (as used in air/water purification systems), we had to move the source over the material.
Our solution makes it possible to have true mobility in sports turf settings. It also happens to be exactly what the institutional environment needs and had been looking for.
For UVC light intensity we chose to employ a base reflector module with 8 proprietary, high energy UVC bulbs and a hand-held unit with 2 high energy UVC bulbs. The unit can be powered by an on-board generator (outdoor use) or through a standard 110v wall outlet (with a 50 foot power cord).
Compared to other sanitation techniques, the miniZapr is the most efficient, most cost-effective method available to the institutional maintenance trade.
The MiniZapr disinfects all hard surfaces with institutional settings, including counters, tables, hand rails, floors, cabinets, drawers, sinks, toilets, and bath/showers. This is accomplished with powerful germicidal UVC light. Harmful microorganisms such as MRSA, HIV, C-Diff, Staph and Influenza are eradicated through DNA destruction, eliminating the potential for “super bugs.” Reliable on-board power via generator or use of 50’ cord and standard wall outlet, provide the most efficient, cost-effective sanitation method available in the industry.
miniZapr Portable UVC Sanitizer/Sterilizer (860) Specifications. Download a PDF here
|Main Frame||12 ga Steel|
|Handle||One piece 1 inch round tube with height adjustment|
|Width||19.0 inches (Operating Width - Lightbox 18")
|Running Gear||4 pneumatic tires (280/250-4) Ribbed 4-ply with bearings|
|Light Module - Base||
1 Static 8 UVC bulb module w/ LED indicators and hour meter
|Light Modula - Portable||1 Detachable 2 UVC bulb module w/ 25’ power cord|
|UVC Bulbs||10 @ 5.3 watt slim line, hard quartz glass lamp envelope with FEP shatter-proof coating and waterproof sure seal lamp socket connection|
|Power Source||1000 watt Honda gas generator or 50’ cord for use with standard wall outlet|
|Finish||Powder coat with 6-step pre-wash including de-greaser and anti-rust coating|
||40” x 48” x 24”|
miniZapr Portable UVC Sanitizer/Sterilizer (860) Operating Instructions. Download a PDF here
We recommend that these instructions be read before attempting to use the miniZapr area sterilizer. The information found here will help you understand area sterilization and help you get the most out of your miniZapr to maximize the cleanliness and safety of your area.
|miniZapr Safety||FOR YOUR SAFETY, IT IS IMPERATIVE THE miniZAPR BE USED ONLY AS OUTLINED IN THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR BLINDNESS. DIRECT EXPOSURE TO UVC LIGHT CAN RESULT IN BURNS OF THE SKIN. DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND PROTECTIVE UV GLASSES.|
|Initial Assembly||Un-crate your miniZapr
Raise shroud by removing both detent pins
Attach black handle to frame using 4 bolts provided
Uncoil 50’ electrical cord and wrap around cord retainers located on handle
Check all electrical connections and tighten as necessary
Lower shroud and secure with detent pins
|Initial Set-up||Grease the wheel bearings in all four wheel hubs
Fill with unleaded fuel. Full generator operating instructions are included.
Open the shroud to expose the generator and the light boxes
Wind the 50’ electrical cord around the cord retainers located on the handle, leaving enough slack for the next step
Plug the 3 prong end of the 50’ cord into the matching receptacle on the generator
|Use In GROUND Mode||Open the shroud to expose the generator and the light boxes
Check to be certain all electrical cords are fastened securely
Turn the generator switch to run and slide the Fuel Cap Vent to on.
Slide the choke lever to “choke” and pull the pull-cord. (More than one pull may be required)
Once started, slide the choke lever back to “run”. (Refer to the generator owner’s manual provided with the unit for detailed operation instructions)
Once the generator is running, turn the switch on the electrical control box to the “on” position. The green power indicator light will turn on. The control box has two settings, ground and hand-held. Push the switch to ground and the lights should come on. The LED indicator lights will come on, letting you know the bulbs are functioning.
Close the shroud, secure it with the detent pins, and position yourself at the back of the miniZapr holding onto the handle. Using a slow walking pace, proceed to push the miniZapr back and forth over the area to be sterilized. 2 or 3 passes over a given area should be sufficient.
|Use In HANDHELD Mode||Unplug 50’ cord from the generator
Unwind the 25’ cord from the cord winder on top of the ground module box allowing you to remove the hand-held box from the miniZapr by the handle
Plug the 3 prong end of the 50’ cord directly into a wall receptacle (This can be done in ground mode for indoor use)
Turn the switch on the electrical control box to the “ON” position
The hand-held unit has its own ON/OFF . When you are ready to use, face the bulbs towards the desired area and turn the switch to the “ON” position to begin sanitation.
|WARNINGS||DANGER: UVC BULBS WILL COME ON. SERIOUS EYE INJURY MAY OCCUR IF YOU LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE UVC BULBS. NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE UVC BULBS WHEN LIT. MAKE SURE TO USE THE UV GLASSES THAT COME WITH THE UNIT.
LIGHT BOXES SHOULD NEVER BE PLUGGED DIRECTLY INTO THE 50’ CORD – ONLY USE THE 25’ CORD FROM THE miniZAPR FOR HAND HELD USE.
miniZapr Portable UVC Sanitizer/Sterilizer (860) Parts Diagram.
miniZapr Portable UVC Sanitizer/Sterilizer (860) Product Video
Ultraviolet light is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths shorter than visible light. UV can be separated into various ranges, with short range UV (UVC) considered “germicidal UV.” Short-wave ultraviolet radiation, in the “C” band (200 to 280 nanometers) has been used for over 100 years.
Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904) is first to employ UV rays in treating disease and receives the 1903 Nobel Prize.
UV light in the form of germicidal lamps kill the types of microorganisms that typically cause indoor air quality problems -- bacteria, mold, yeast, and viruses. At certain wavelengths UV is mutagenic to bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms.
At a wavelength of 2,537 Angstroms (254 nm) UV will break the molecular bonds within micro-organismal DNA, producing thymine dimers in their DNA thereby destroying them, rendering them harmless or prohibiting growth and reproduction. It is a process similar to the UV effect of longer wavelengths (UVB) on humans, such as sunburn or sun glare. Micro-organisms have less protection from UV and can't survive prolonged exposure to it.