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IRiS 3200m UV-C germ killing robot reaches milestone in durability and reliability
Infection Prevention Technologies and Clean Sweep Group (CSGI) have announced a milestone in mobile UV-C disinfection robot technology as CSGI has performed over 35,000 UV-C germicidal treatments using the Infection Prevention Technologies (IPT) IRiS 3200m UV-C intelligent disinfection robot.
"Reliability and speed are absolutely key for us to run our business profitably and grow," stated Leo Williams, president of CSGI. "The enormous UV power of the IRiS family of intelligent robots allows us to complete treatments quickly with an assured dosage of UV-C germ killing light.
"We evaluated several mobile UV disinfection products in the marketplace and had some pretty stringent requirements for efficacy, reliability and support. Most of the systems we evaluated do not treat shadow surfaces. They either take far too long to disinfect a patient room or were under-powered devices that you have to move around the room multiple times. Our expectations were high but Infection Prevention Technologies exceeded them. We've been very happy with our partnership with IPT."
Mark House, CSGI's executive vice president of operations, added: "Clean Sweep deploys IPT's products in hospitals, EMT trucks and helicopters, gyms, offices, and even homes. We run our IRiS robots daily across multiple shifts, up to nearly 400 treatments a week.
"These germicidal UV robots are real-world tested for durability and reliability. Across the board IPT's products are just rock solid."
IPT's intelligent robots employ 'Smart-Dose' technology using on-board UV sensors to automatically determine room and environmental characteristics in real-time, then automatically calculate the proper treatment run time with an assured UV dose.
There's no guesswork on the part of the operator in setting arbitrary treatment times or manually re-positioning of the UV system within a room. Patented 'Field Balancing' technology maximises the UV power output where it's most needed, resulting in a whole-room assured dosage, even shadowed and indirect surfaces like the backside of the faucet sink handsets.
IPT's intelligent robots use UV-C energy, a time-tested germicidal wavelength that is particularly damaging to cells and proven to be the most highly effective. Cody Haag, Clean Sweep Group's vice president of research & development added: "The IRiS robots are fast, but more importantly, they're very effective. Our results show the pathogen kill rate is extremely high."
Steve Fister, IPT's director of engineering said: "It's a testament to the durability of the IRiS mobile robots. Our team spends a great deal of effort and resources in the design and engineering of our UV robots because customers told us they had to have a product that was not only highly effective in reducing pathogens, but also very reliable and easy to use."
30th April 2015