Building the robotic cleaning workforce


Tuesday, 13 October, 2020


Building the robotic cleaning workforce

Current global events have resulted in increased demand for autonomous cleaning solutions, particularly in healthcare environments. In response, professional cleaning solutions and services provider Nilfisk has added to its portfolio of autonomous solutions, launching the Nilfisk Liberty SC60 — a robotic floor scrubber powered by Brain Corp’s BrainOS AI software platform — and a UVC light-based solution for Nilfisk’s existing robotic floor scrubber, the Nilfisk Liberty SC50, to target viruses and other pathogens.

“During the past months, cleaning has become even more essential for businesses and institutions, as they face new cleaning demands and requirements brought on by the pandemic,” Nilfisk CEO Hans Henrik Lund said.

“Many have turned to autonomy to meet these new demands, and we are extremely honoured to be their partner. Together with our technology partners, we work each day to drive innovation in the market and deliver solutions to boost our customers’ cleaning performance — and the SC60, the newest member of our autonomous portfolio, is a testament to that.

“Years of development have introduced state-of-the-art robotic technology within professional cleaning and, as a leader in intelligent cleaning, Nilfisk is committed to operating at the forefront of this evolution. We are, therefore, very excited to add two new innovative solutions to our portfolio,” Lund said.

“Together with our strong technology partners, we constantly strive to deliver the market’s best autonomous solutions, tailored to our customers’ unique cleaning requirements, and environments, in order to elevate their standard of clean.”

UVC disinfection

Designed by partner Carnegie Robotics, Nilfisks’s UVGI solution was created during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic to target viruses and other pathogens.

The solution uses UVC light to inactivate viruses and other pathogens and can be attached to the Nilfisk Liberty SC50. The robotic floor scrubber removes dirt and debris while the UV technology disinfects the surface simultaneously. The machine aims to deliver reliable, effective cleaning and disinfection of indoor spaces where hygiene is of the utmost importance, such as hospitals, airports, supermarkets and schools.

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