Surface cleaning appliances - Part 6: Wet hard floor cleaning appliances for household or similar use - Methods for measuring the performance

IEC/ASTM 62885-6:2018 is applicable for measurements of the performance of wet hard floor cleaning appliances for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households. In the case of appliances with combined functionality, this document only addresses the wet cleaning functionality.
The purpose of this document is to specify essential performance characteristics of wet hard floor cleaning appliances that are of interest to users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.
This document is not intended for cordless and robotic wet hard floor cleaning appliances.
For safety requirements, reference is made to IEC 60335-1, IEC 60335-2-2, IEC 60335-2-10, and IEC 60335-2-54.
A recommendation on information for the consumer at the point of sale is given in Annex B.

Appareils de nettoyage des sols - Partie 6: Appareils de nettoyage des sols durs et mouillés à usage domestique ou analogue - Méthodes de mesure de l'aptitude à la fonction

IEC/ASTM 62885-6:2018 s'applique aux mesures de l'aptitude à la fonction des appareils de nettoyage des sols durs et mouillés à usage domestique ou utilisés dans des conditions similaires. Dans le cas des appareils dont les fonctions sont combinées, le présent document ne porte que sur la fonction de nettoyage par voie humide.
Le présent document a pour objet de spécifier les caractéristiques essentielles d'aptitude à la fonction d'appareils de nettoyage des sols durs et mouillés présentant un intérêt pour les utilisateurs et de décrire des méthodes de mesure de ces caractéristiques.
Le présent document n'est pas destiné aux appareils de nettoyage des sols durs et mouillés sans fil et robotisés.
Pour les exigences de sécurité, il est fait référence aux normes IEC 60335-1, IEC 60335-2-2, IEC 60335-2-10 et IEC 60335-2-54.
Une recommandation concernant les informations destinées au consommateur sur le point de vente est donnée à l'Annexe B.

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ......................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope ............................................................................................................................ 6

2 Normative references..................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................... 6

4 General conditions for testing ........................................................................................ 8

4.1 Atmospheric conditions ......................................................................................... 8

4.2 Test equipment and materials ................................................................................ 8

4.3 Voltage and frequency........................................................................................... 8

4.4 Running-in of wet hard floor cleaners ..................................................................... 9

4.5 Equipment of the wet hard floor cleaner ................................................................. 9

4.6 Operation of the wet hard floor cleaner .................................................................. 9

4.7 Conditioning prior to each test ............................................................................. 10

4.7.1 General ....................................................................................................... 10

4.7.2 Preparations specific to steam cleaners ........................................................ 10

4.7.3 Preparations for other wet hard floor cleaners ............................................... 10

4.8 Mechanical operator ............................................................................................ 10

4.9 Number of samples ............................................................................................. 10

5 Wet hard floor cleaning tests ........................................................................................ 11

5.1 Cleaning efficiency of hard flat floors – Purpose ................................................... 11

5.1.1 General ....................................................................................................... 11

5.1.2 Apparatus .................................................................................................... 11

5.1.3 Materials ...................................................................................................... 12

5.1.4 Sampling and test trials ................................................................................ 13

5.1.5 Method ........................................................................................................ 13

5.2 Dirt pickup test (under development) ................................................................... 19

5.3 Grout cleaning (future development) .................................................................... 19

5.4 Soil removal along walls (future development) ..................................................... 19

5.5 Pad loading test for steam cleaners (future development) .................................... 19

5.6 Air data (future development) .............................................................................. 19

6 Miscellaneous tests ..................................................................................................... 19

6.1 General ............................................................................................................... 19

6.2 Motion resistance (future development) ............................................................... 19

6.3 Cleaning under furniture (future development) ..................................................... 19

6.4 Radius of operation ............................................................................................. 19

6.4.1 Purpose ....................................................................................................... 19

6.4.2 Conditions for measurement ......................................................................... 19

6.4.3 Determination of radius of operation ............................................................. 19

6.5 Impact resistance for floor cleaning heads ........................................................... 20

6.5.1 Purpose ....................................................................................................... 20

6.5.2 Test equipment ............................................................................................ 20

6.5.3 Determination of impact resistance ............................................................... 20

6.6 Mass ................................................................................................................... 20

6.7 Weight in hand .................................................................................................... 20

6.8 Specific cleaning time ......................................................................................... 21

6.9 Dimensions ......................................................................................................... 21

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6.10 Noise level (future development) ......................................................................... 21

6.11 Energy consumption (future development) ........................................................... 21

6.12 Operational life-time test (future development) ..................................................... 21

6.13 Rated input power ............................................................................................... 21

7 Test material and equipment ........................................................................................ 22

7.1 General ............................................................................................................... 22

7.2 Material for tests ................................................................................................. 22

7.2.1 Test surfaces ............................................................................................... 22

7.2.2 Test soils ..................................................................................................... 22

7.2.3 Demineralized water .................................................................................... 23

7.3 Equipment for tests ............................................................................................. 23

7.3.1 Mechanical operator ..................................................................................... 23

7.3.2 Tile floor cleaning fixture .............................................................................. 25

7.3.3 Adjustable pipette ........................................................................................ 25

7.3.4 Stain application template (type A) ............................................................... 25

7.3.5 Device for impact test .................................................................................. 26

8 Instructions for use ...................................................................................................... 27

Annex A (informative) Information on materials ................................................................... 28

Annex B (informative) Information at the point of sale ......................................................... 29

Bibliography ....................................................................................................................... 30

Figure 1 – Photo of spoon and spatula ................................................................................ 11

Figure 2 – Electronic scale for weighing of tiles ................................................................... 12

Figure 3 – Tile drying rack for preparing and drying soil stains ............................................. 12

Figure 4 – Marking of tile .................................................................................................... 13

Figure 5 – Soiling with coffe ................................................................................................ 14

Figure 6 – Application of pasty ............................................................................................ 15

Figure 7 – Removal of excess soil ....................................................................................... 16

Figure 8 – Cleaning stroke starting position ......................................................................... 17

Figure 9 – End position after first stroke .............................................................................. 18

Figure 10 – Example of zigzag cleaning pattern ................................................................... 21

Figure 11 – Mechanical operator for the determining cleaning efficiency .............................. 24

Figure 12 – Tile floor cleaning fixture with guides and stroke pacing device .......................... 25

Figure 13 – Adjustable pipette: 100 to 1000 µl range for applying liquid stains ..................... 25

Figure 14 – Stain application template (type A) .................................................................... 26

Figure 15 – Drum for impact test ......................................................................................... 27

Table 1 – Example of results ............................................................................................... 19

Table 2 – Distance between holes ....................................................................................... 26

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SURFACE CLEANING APPLIANCES –
Part 6: Wet hard floor cleaning appliances for household or similar use –
Methods for measuring the performance
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International Standard IEC/ASTM 62885-6 has been prepared by a Joint Working Group of

subcommittee 59F: Surface cleaning appliances, of IEC technical committee 59: Performance

of household and similar electrical appliances and ASTM Committee F11: Vacuum cleaners.

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This document has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

A list of all the parts in the IEC 62885 series, under the general title Surface cleaning

appliances, can be found on the IEC website.
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SURFACE CLEANING APPLIANCES –
Part 6: Wet hard floor cleaning appliances for household or similar use –
Methods for measuring the performance
1 Scope

This part of IEC 62885 is applicable for measurements of the performance of wet hard floor

cleaning appliances for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households.

In the case of appliances with combined functionality, this document only addresses the wet

cleaning functionality.

The purpose of this document is to specify essential performance characteristics of wet hard

floor cleaning appliances that are of interest to users and to describe methods for

measuring these characteristics.

NOTE This document is not intended for cordless and robotic wet hard floor cleaning appliances.

For safety requirements, reference is made to IEC 60335-1, IEC 60335-2-2, IEC 60335-2-10,

and IEC 60335-2-54.

A recommendation on information for the consumer at the point of sale is given in Annex B.

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their

content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition

cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including

any amendments) applies.

IEC 60335-1, Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General

requirements

IEC 60335-2-2, Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-2: Particular

requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances

IEC 60335-2-10, Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-10: Particular

requirements for floor treatment machines and wet scrubbing machines

IEC 60335-2-54, Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-54: Particular

requirements for surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam

IEC 60688, Electrical measuring transducers for converting A.C. and D.C. electrical quantities

to analogue or digital signals

IEC 60734:2012, Household electrical appliances – Performance – Water for testing

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
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3.1
wet hard floor cleaner

electrically operated appliance that removes wet or dry stains and soils (e.g. beverage & food

stains, floor grime, etc.) from a hard floor surface to be cleaned by use of water alone, a

detergent solution mix, or use of steam, and can employ an air flow created by a vacuum

developed within the unit, the removed material being separated in the appliance and the

cleaned suction air being returned to the ambient air
3.2
steam cleaner

wet hard floor cleaner that uses steam, and generally employs a soft absorbent pad to

transfer hot moisture to the floor surface and to absorb and remove the stains and soils

3.3
cleaning head

plain nozzle, pad, or brush attached to a wet hard floor cleaner that is applied to a surface to

be cleaned
3.4
active nozzle

cleaning head provided with a driven agitation device to assist stain or soil removal

3.5
passive nozzle
cleaning head without any driven agitation device
3.6
floor cleaning head width
external maximum width of the cleaning head with pad
Note 1 to entry: Floor cleaning head width is expressed in metres.
3.7
cleaning cycle

execution of one double stroke to be carried out at a specified stroke speed over the test

area
3.8
stroke pattern

arrangement of the forward strokes and return strokes on the surface to be cleaned

3.9
parallel pattern
stroke pattern where the forward strokes and the return strokes are congruent
3.10
stroke speed

speed of the cleaning head, moved as uniformly as possible, during a forward stroke or a

return stroke
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3.11
stroke length
distance between the two parallel lines defining the limits of a stroke pattern
3.12
double stroke

one forward and one backward movement of the cleaning head performed in a parallel

pattern
3.13
forward stroke
forward movement of a stroke pattern
3.14
return stroke
backward movement of a stroke pattern
4 General conditions for testing
4.1 Atmospheric conditions

Unless otherwise specified, the test procedures and measurements shall be carried out under

the following conditions:
Standard atmosphere 23/50
Temperature: (23 ± 2) °C
Relative humidity: (50 ± 5) %
Air pressure: 86 kPa to 106 kPa

Temperature and humidity conditions within the specified ranges are required for good

repeatability and reproducibility. Care should be taken to avoid changes during a test.

For test procedures and measurements, which may be carried out at conditions other than

standard atmospheric conditions, the ambient temperature shall be maintained at (23 ± 5) °C.

NOTE Due to the influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and proficiency

of the operator, most of the described test methods will give more reliable results when applied for comparative

testing of a number of appliances at the same time, in the same laboratory and by the same operator.

4.2 Test equipment and materials

Equipment and materials for measurements (devices, test surfaces, stains, soils, etc.) to be

used in a test shall, prior to the test, be stored for at least 16 h at standard atmospheric

conditions in accordance with 4.1.
4.3 Voltage and frequency

Unless otherwise stated, measurements shall be carried out at rated voltage with a tolerance

of ±1 % and, if applicable, at rated frequency.

Wet hard floor cleaners designed for DC only shall be operated at DC. Wet hard floor

cleaners designed for both AC and DC shall be operated at AC. Wet hard floor cleaners not

marked with rated frequency shall be operated at either (50 ± 1) Hz or (60 ± 1) Hz with a total

harmonic distortion of < 3 %, as is common in the country of use.

For wet hard floor cleaners with a rated voltage range, measurements shall be carried out at

the mean value of the voltage range if the difference between the limits of the range does not

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exceed 10 % of the mean value. If the difference exceeds 10 % of the mean value,

measurements shall be carried out at both the upper and lower limits of the voltage range.

If the rated voltage differs from the nominal system voltage of the country concerned,

measurements carried out at rated voltage can give test results misleading for the consumer,

and additional measurements could be required. If the test voltage differs from the rated

voltage, this shall be reported.
4.4 Running-in of wet hard floor cleaners

Prior to the first test of a new wet hard floor cleaner, the appliance shall be kept operating

for at least 30 min while dispensing cleaning liquid, steam, etc. to ensure adequate running-in.

If the appliance employs a pad, the pad shall be removed. If the appliance employs a vacuum,

the run-in time shall be 2 h, and the appliance shall be operated with unrestricted air flow

during the run-in period. If the appliance employs an active nozzle, the agitation device shall

be running but not in contact with the floor.

Prior to conducting any series of tests, the age, condition, and history of the product shall be

recorded.
4.5 Equipment of the wet hard floor cleaner

If the wet hard floor cleaner is provided with a reusable pad(s) or brush that is removable

without the aid of tools, it shall be cleaned and prepared according to the manufacturer's

instructions prior to each measurement.

Wet hard floor cleaners with receptacles to collect dirty cleaning solutions shall be cleaned

and/or maintained in accordance with relevant clauses and carried out according to the

manufacturer's instructions.
4.6 Operation of the wet hard floor cleaner

The wet hard floor cleaner shall be used and adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer's

instructions for normal operation for the test to be carried out. Height adjustment controls (if

any) for the cleaning head shall be set as appropriate and the position noted. Any

safety-related device shall be allowed to operate.
For a wet hard floor cleaner with more than one cleaning head, the cleaning head

recommended by the manufacturer in the user instructions for cleaning tasks corresponding to

the cleaning tests described in 5.1 to 5.5 shall be used. If no instructions are provided,

contact the manufacturer or the wet hard floor cleaner shall be tested with the cleaning

head with the largest head width for the appropriate purpose. The cleaning head used for

each test shall be reported.
For a cleaning head with more than one setting, the setting recommended by the

manufacturer in the user manual for cleaning tasks corresponding with the cleaning tests

described in 5.1 to 5.5 shall be used. If no instructions are provided in the user manual,

contact the manufacturer to determine the correct setting. If the manufacturer cannot provide

the correct setting, the cleaning head shall be tested in its default delivery setting. The

setting used for each test shall be reported.

Any electrical controls shall be set for maximum continuous operation and air flow. Unless the

manufacturer's instruction states otherwise, any manually operated air by-pass openings for

reduction of the suction power shall be closed, and if open, it shall be reported.

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4.7 Conditioning prior to each test
4.7.1
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