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Nilfisk partners with Carnegie Robotics to launch technologically advanced, autonomous cleaning solutions
Nilfisk has this week announced The Horizon Programme, which the company describes as being 'a pioneering global programme that will deliver the most intelligent and technologically advanced cleaning solutions in the industry'. Working with advanced robotics sensors and software provider Carnegie Robotics, Nilfisk's Horizon Programme is a strategic, long-term agenda of multiple product launches, the first of which will be in 2017.
The Programme focuses on bringing state-of-the-art, autonomous cleaning technologies to market, enabling customers to deploy unmanned floor cleaning with accuracy and precision.
These new products will provide the full spectrum of autonomous capabilities, so customers can experience self-operating, driverless cleaning options that meet their every need. Dedicated to developing intelligent and connected cleaning products, it is designed to give customers greater control and more flexibility, fundamentally changing the way they clean.
"Our sights are set on bringing about fundamental change in cleaning ," said Jonas Persson, president and CEO of Nilfisk, at the launch. "Nilfisk is continuously responding to the changing needs of markets and customers with innovative products and solutions. With The Horizon Programme, we are setting a course for a long-term, strategic programme of autonomous and connected cleaning solutions and putting forth sophisticated technology that will redefine how we look at productivity and total cost of ownership. Our view of the future is one that makes incredible strides in cleaning technology.
"Nilfisk's work with Carnegie Robotics is like no other partnership in the industry. This team brings together the highest levels of expertise in robotics and commercial cleaning to design and develop state-of-the-art autonomous cleaning solutions.
Steve DiAntonio, president and CEO of Carnegie Robotics, added: "We are combining a century of cleaning expertise with machine vision and autonomous technologies proven to work safely in unstructured environments such as military operations, agriculture and mining. Our partnership has focused on thorough, intensive research and exhaustive, rigorous testing to develop the most sophisticated, highest functioning autonomous cleaning products the industry has seen to date."
The first product to launch in Spring 2017 in select markets will feature an optionally manned scrubber/dryer-one that can be, at the customer's choice, autonomously or manually operated. It will include highly refined features designed to increase productivity; its design promises reliability and safety, and the product is very easy to use. With only three buttons, there is minimal training required to operate it.
Nilfisk will showcase this first product in The Horizon Programme at the ISSA trade show 26th - 28th, October 2016 where customers will have the opportunity to experience it live.
6th October 2016