Beam Central Vacuum was founded in 1957 by Robert Sampson in Webster City, Iowa out of what was once a washing machine manufacturing company. The product in the early years was also sold under the name Manorvac. In 198,7 Beam Central Vacuum was purchased by AB Electrolux of Sweden and in 2007 BEAM Industries became BEAM by Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems. In 2010, Beam moved its manufacturing operation to Juarez, Mexico and soon thereafter moved its office headquarters to Charlotte, NC.
Beam by Electrolux offers three central vacuum lines:
- Beam Alliance Central Vacuum series was introduced in 2013 and included two-way communication between the unit and the hose handle. This permits the user to obtain diagnostics while controlling the speed of the motors. The trash receptacle is secured by a series of easily releasable magnets, the unit is stated to run quieter, and it has an eye-catching blue back-light on the face of the unit. Motors of Chinese origin were found in the unit that we sampled.
- Beam Serenity Central Vacuum series was initiated in the mid 1990's, most likely in response to MD Manufacturing's Silent Master line from 1988, which provided a far quieter central vacuum unit. The line continues to offer quiet operation added to their standard Classic offering. To achieve its lower noise level, it must have the external muffler attached.
- Beam Classic Central Vacuum represents Beam's historical central vacuum that is value priced without any sound suppression. Similar to all of their other units, it empties from the bottom and has an inverted, center-weighted cloth filter which is currently featuring "Gore Technology".
Beam by Electrolux has done a tremendous job of central vacuum awareness and has popularized the concept in Canada and a number of other countries. Partnering with UC Davis, Beam Central Vacuum produced a very helpful study proving central vacuums reduce common symptoms of allergy sufferers.
Beam Central Vacuum also manufactures many additional brands of central vacuums, including Electrolux, Honeywell, Eureka, Smart, Frigidaire, Rug Master, Westinghouse, and others.
BEAM by Electrolux has historically utilized components that are compatible with the rest of the industry, including their pipe and fittings, inlets, motors, circuit boards, hoses, attachments, and power brushes with the exception of the Alliance and Q-Series hoses and kits.
Although they have produced a few vacuums that have a paper bag and open from the top, most Beam by Electrolux units have clamps that lower a bottom bucket to empty the system. Their instruction manual is very clear that you should shake out the hanging filter every time you empty the system. For allergy suffers that need to clean the filter, we recommend wearing a mask and using a plastic bag wrapped around the bottom of the can to keep dust to a minimum.
Whether you are looking to repair your existing Beam Vacuum System or upgrade it to newer componentry, we can provide concise help and products drawn from our 55 years of experience and manufacturing in the central vacuum industry. You will find information on upgrading old inlet valves, troubleshooting and repairing the entire Beam System, and electronic and motor replacements. Also, many customers have asked questions that we have answered and posted for your reference.
Use 1000s of customer reviews as you evaluate which product is right for you. We help you with specific compatibility of most all components for your Beam Vacuum System. You should be able to replace or upgrade your hose, attachments, inlets, piping, fittings, motors, circuitry, filtration, and even your power unit. We include information on most all Beam Central Vacuum cleaner models produced over the years including the models listed here, making it easy to find what you need to repair your Beam Central Vacuum. If your home has no hoses or accessories, we suggest a complete attachment kit. A complete kit for your Beam Central Vacuum includes hose, vacuum head, wands, and accessories and works perfectly with the system. If you need help with your Beam System to repair it, we have a complete line of compatible products and extensive product information to assist you. Should your system have non-universal hoses or inlets, please contact our office for alternative ways to upgrade your system into the more readily available universal components.
If you can't find what you need, please contact us by phone or through the Beam Questions and Answers, and one of our helpful technical customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. We also have a large network of independent dealers that can assist you with your Beam Central Vac repair.
Note: Beam and Beam Alliance are currently trademarks of Electrolux Homecare Products and not a trademark of M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. Products sold by M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. are not from Beam but are designed to complement any Beam Central Vacuum. Therefore, parts and products carry warranties from MD Manufacturing and not Beam and thus may alter the warranty provided by Beam.