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Meet the award-winning Robo 2!
Regular readers of our 'live' show reports will be familiar with the Cleanfix Robo, which we've filmed being put through its paces during at least two - and possibly even three - previous shows, so we were pleased to learn that this latest version (Robot RA 660 Navi to give it its full name) has received the recognition we feel it deserves, having been awarded the Innovation Award in the Machines, accessories and components category at this year's show.
The jury recognised that this cleverly-designed machine is a result of the company working closely with users over many years to develop something that is "ready for the real world." Indeed Robo 2 is now in use across Europe - with many units having been sold to customers who are delighted with its ease of use and its ability to scrub and dry a floor quickly and efficiently.
What particularly impresses everyone is its navigation system, which uses patented laser radar technology that can see 25 metres ahead and pinpoints machine location precisely; as well as its efficiency in mapping rooms, putting in place virtual walls. It can really improve productivity and indeed the clever mapping function together with avoidance control allows the Robo 2 to clean, scrub and dry up to 2000sq.m totally autonomously on one charge, detecting its surroundings and automatically cleaning the entire floor.
The Robo 2 is ideal for the thorough cleaning of supermarkets, warehouses, showrooms, shopping centres, halls and public facilities, where its eight sonic bumper sensors and four vertical drop sensors facilitate complete obstacle avoidance.
There are three 22cm scrubbing discs to provide a uniform and consistent clean and the cleaning solution ratio is precisely managed via the on-board dosing system... You simply insert the container into the Robo 2, and it will work out the correct dosage needed. The tablet style interface allows intuitive control.
The curved squeegee gives the Robo 2 outstanding pick-up quality - not only in a straight line but whilst turning as well.
The diaphragm water tank maximises capacity, providing total autonomy throughout the cleaning cycle.
Following an installation survey by an ICE technician to map the cleaning area, the machine scrubs and dries the floor, all with minimal human contact. The operator simply fills the machine with water, switches it on, and the Robo 2 does the rest!
"I have found the performance exceptionally good compared to a normal scrubber dryer. It is the best machine I have seen in a long time," says Adrian Owens, CE facilities services venue cleaning manager at the SSE Arena in Belfast. "I have been using scrubber dryers for the past 20 years, and I wouldn't dare go as close to the edge as the Robo 2 does. It is a very, very good machine."
12th May 2016