Commercial Beam Central Vacuum Systems-Applications


Increase your business and workplace efficiency with a built-in BEAM Commercial Central Vacuum System. 

Clean up the indoor environment.  Breathe cleaner, healthier air for a healthier environment.

Quiet Operation.
With the Power Unit located in a different area, cleaning can be carried out while you continue to operate your business without any noise disruption.
Cleaner, fresher indoor air.
A Central Vacuum System removes all contacted dirt, dust, and allergens from the room and does not recirculate them into the air of the room being cleaned, like a portable vacuum cleaner. Fantastic for your workers who suffer from asthma or allergies.
Safer Workplace.
There is not a heavy portable or upright vacuum cleaner, to drag around or carry upstairs. Cleaning is carried out with a light-weight hose, thus there is less strain on your maintenance staff, making the workplace safer.

How can a BEAM Commercial Central Vacuum System benefit your business?

Beam Vacuum and Ventilation; a company in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, have just installed a Central Cleaning System in the new Hyatt Centric Hotel in Dublin.
Hyatt centric Hotel, Dublin, Northern Ireland.

Beam Vacuum and Ventalion were chosen to install the Central Cleaning System in this new Hyatt Hotel as they had a successful history with the company that owned the Hotel, the Hodson Bay Group, having previously installed similar Systems, in three of their other luxury Hotels. (Athlone x 2 and Galway Bay)

The project in the Dublin Hotel was quite extensive, accommodating three separate levels, 234 guest rooms, and 141 hose inlet valves. The system built enabled up to ten different members of the Hotels cleaning team, to vacuum clean at the same time.

Jonny O’Sullivan, an executive with the Hodson bay Group, said that his company recognised the real benefits of these systems with regards to general durability, convenience and most importantly the health factors.

He said the staff loved them, cleaning could be carried out without disturbing the guests, without a lot of noise, and that the life of the carpet was increased because it was regularly deep cleaned.  Speaking of the health factors, he said that because the dirty exhaust of cleaners was not circulated around the inside of the Hotel, the internal air quality was significantly improved, which their guests particularly enjoyed.

Photographs of Beam Commercial Systems we have installed in New Zealand.


  1.  Power Units of choice for Commercial Systems should be fitted with the By-pass Motors.
  2.  Separate individual warranties are negotiated for Commercial Systems.
  3.  Service Contracts should be negotiated for each System installed, to ensure that they continue to operate at their maximum potential and that problems don't interrupt the necessary commercial use, of the System.

Four  Beam 3500 Power Units set-up in a Church complex in the Hawkes Bay

Four Beam 3500 Power Units, installed in a large Church in the Hawkes Bay.
Four Beam 3500 Power Units set up in a large Church in the Hawkes Bay.

Beam 3500 Power Unit showing twin By-pass motors.
Beam 3500 Power Unit showing twin By-pass motors.

Beam 3500 (Amatek Lamb, brushed motors model)

For very large homes and small Commercial applications

  • Motor Dual By-Pass
  • Airwatts 1200
  • Airflow 258 CFM or 122 (litres/sec)
  • Water Lift 3350(mm)  or 132" of H2O
  • Sound Level 75dB Sound Suppression (ASTM, IEC)
  • Max. Input Watts 3700
  • Nom. InputWatts 3200
  • Filtration Self cleaning GORE-TEX Hepa Standard
  • Size 355mm x 1065mm
  • Dirt Capacity 25L

Beam SC335 Power Units installed in a National Rental Car Base in the South Island.
  • Motor Bypass
  • Airwatts 600
  • Airflow 123 CFM 58.2 (litres/sec)
  • Water Lift 2962(mm) or 117"of H2O
  • Sound Level 62 dB
  • Input Watts 1650
  • Self cleaning GORE-TEX Hepa Standard
  • Size 280mm x 890mm
  • Dirt Capacity 15L


A SC335 Power Unit being monitored. Note sign that warns, that the Power Unit should not be used with water.

Two Beam Power Units installed in the 1990's in a Rest Home Complex in the Hawkes Bay.
Rest Home Havelock North
A Rest Home in Hastings.
Photo of two Beam Power Units in a Rest Home in Hastings. Very powerful machines, they have been there many years.
Photo of two old Beam 297 Power Units in a Rest Home in Hastings. Very powerful machines, they have been there since the mid 1990's

Beam SC398 Central Vacuum Power Unit, ByPass motor, large homes or Light Commercial.
SC398 Power Unit. By-pass motor, for large Homes or Light Commercial situations.


Beam SC398

For large size houses and light Commercial.

  • Motor By-Pass
  • Airwatts 700
  • Airflow 138 CFM or 65.21 (litres/sec)
  • Water Lift 3350(mm)  or 132 " of H2O
  • Sound Level dB
  • Input Watts 1800
  • Filtration Self cleaning GORE-TEX Hepa Standard
  • Size 355mm x 1065mm
  • Dirt Capacity 25L

Case study, Garden Centre in the Hawkes Bay.

The owner of a Garden Centre in Havelock North was concerned about the constant dust in the product display area. The doors were constantly opening and shutting due to the large number of customers coming into the premises during working hours, making it a difficult area to keep clean. 

  • Wanting to keep the environment in this important area fresh and clean, he looked into central cleaning systems. He was attracted to the idea that central cleaning systems totally remove the dust and dirt away from the areas being cleaned.
  • He was also interested in how central cleaning systems extract large amounts of polluted air, encouraging fresh air to be drawn into the area being cleaned.
  • He approached BEAM to see if they could provide a solution.  

The retail floor of the Garden Centre.

  • BEAM installers studied the areas that needed to be cleaned and positioned five hose inlet cleaning points, in suitable positions, so that the total floor area and the office was adequately covered when cleaning with a 12m hose.
  • They then ducted from these positions to the system's power unit, which was located in a weatherproof area outside.
  • This ensured that the operating noise of the system was kept away from the display area. 

The Beam ducting hidden on top of a lighting shelf.

A junction in the ducting picking up a dropper.

Ducting above high lighting shelf, above the double doors.

A hose inlet valve.

Close-up of hose inlet valve.

Hose inlet valve position.

Hose inlet valve position.

  • Installation was relatively simple and inexpensive.
  • The ducting was discreetly installed, largely out of sight. 
  • The power unit used was a Beam SC335

The final result is a system that keeps the Garden Centre Showroom clean, without detracting from the wonderful ambiance of the display area.

Napier Garden Centre's Beam SC335 Power Unit
Napier Garden Centre's Beam SC335 Power Unit.
Pool Hall in Hamilton

Beam Waikato initially installed a Commercial Beam System in a newly established Pool Hall in the mid-1990s. 

  • The brief at the time was to provide a System which would adequately vacuum clean the main floor of the club, the behind the Bar area and the Office's contained in the attic area at the back of the building.
  • Hose wall Inlet points were positioned around the wall perimeter of the club room.  These were positioned so that a 12 metre Hose could adequately cover the entire floor area required. 
  • Sufficient overlap was required, as the hose had to stretch comfortably between the individual Pool tables on the floor.
  • The ducting from the Inlet positions was connected to a main ducting line which went to the Systems Power Unit, which was installed in a utility room, at the back of the Hall in the Attic area. 

The main playing floor of the Club.

Hose Inlet under Trophy Cabinet in main Hall.

Hose wall Inlet, between two tables.

Hose wall Inlet.

Close-up of Hose Inlet Valve

Hose Inlet at floor level on centre pillar.

1990's Beam 297 Power Unit. See dirt collection bucket at base of machine.
Cleaning is done with 12 metre Hose. Hose is plugged into wall Inlet.

A new Boat Maintenance Workshop in Hamilton
  • A Beam Central Cleaning System was installed in a Commercial situation in a large state of the art workshop in Hamilton.
  • The System will be used for vacuum cleaning the inside of boats under going maintenance.
  • A 12 metre hose will be plugged into the Valve under the workshop bench. 
  • The hose will reach into the boats from this position.
  • If required the hose could also be plugged into a Separator which would first be plugged into the hose point under the bench.  This would isolate the waste from moving through the ducting in the building going back to the Systems power source.
  • The System has been designed as a single operator system.  The Power unit generates 1045 Airwatts. 
  • The farthest most Inlet Valve is approximately 50 metres of ducting away from the Unit. The system has another 12 metres of hose to the cleaning orifice.
A Beam light Commercial SC3500 dual motor Power Unit installed in service area to one side of workshop
New boat maintenance workshop in Hamilton
Workshop showing the four bays set up for boat maintemance.
Work bench with Hose Inlet point.
The work bench along the back wall of the workshop showing the Hose Inlet Valve by the electrical inlets.

Increase your business and workplace efficiency with a built-in BEAM Commercial Central Vacuum System


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