Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Nilfisk’s latest launches respond to increasing demand for autonomous cleaning
Nilfisk has announced the launch of two high-performance additions to its portfolio of autonomous solutions.
The Nilfisk Liberty SC60, a robotic floor scrubber powered by Brain Corp's BrainOS AI software platform; and a UV-C light-based solution for Nilfisk's existing robotic floor scrubber, the Nilfisk Liberty SC50, to target viruses and other pathogens.
Both solutions will be available in the UK and Ireland in 2021.
These innovations mark a significant step towards Nilfisk's ambition of building a full portfolio of autonomous cleaning solutions.
"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,” says Hans Henrik Lund, Nilfisk CEO. “We are, therefore, very excited to add two new innovative solutions to our portfolio. 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. Today, we reinforce that commitment!"
The Liberty SC60 is Nilfisk's first autonomous solution built on Brain Corp's powerful BrainOS - the world's most widely-used platform for the development and management of autonomous mobile robots. The high-performance machine is equipped with the largest scrub deck in the autonomy ride-on category and boasts best-in-class usability and significant operating capacity, making it ideal for maximising cleaning efficiency in large indoor spaces like supermarkets, warehousing, logistics, light-industry environments, and similar.
To this end, the SC60 complements the abilities of the other robotic floor scrubber dryers in the company’s portfolio; the Nilfisk Liberty SC50, which is developed with a smaller form factor for cleaning in environments that need more precision, agility, and the ability to navigate tighter layouts.
By introducing a new robotic-floorcare machine to its portfolio, Nilfisk responds to a recent increase in demand for autonomous solutions.
"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. 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," says Hans Henrik Lund.
By working with multiple partners, Nilfisk is able to bring innovation to customers rapidly. The new UVGI solution, demonstrates just that.
The solution was designed by Carnegie Robotics, a Nilfisk autonomous partner, during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, to effectively target viruses and other pathogens. The solution was refined and tested, also by customers, and is now ready for commercial launch.
The solution uses powerful UV-C 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.
For more information on the UVGI solution and Nilfisk's full autonomy portfolio, visit:
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