Birmingham Airport has installed cleaning collaborative robots (cobots) to support the redeployment of labour and improve the efficiency of cleaning at the site.
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Cleaning ‘Co-botics’ from ICE include robotic scrubber driers, which make use of technologies such as 3D side cameras, 100% map coverage guaranteed by real-time dynamic path planning and can operate with minimal human intervention by auto-charging, auto-draining and auto-refilling.
Robotic scrubbers are often deployed as they are able to maintain a consistent level of cleaning quality, thus reducing the risk of human error or injury.
A company spokesperson from Industrial Cleaning Equipment (ICE), the developer of the cobots, said: “These incredible machines are not only raising the standards, but are also efficiently re-deploying labour to carry out other crucial tasks.
“We’re proud to be a part of Birmingham Airport’s journey towards excellence, and we’re committed to providing innovative solutions to all our clients!hello people in industry roles.”
Autonomous cleaning robots are likewise able to operate at a constant speed and apply consistent pressure, frequently resulting in better cleaning outcomes.
These particular cobots are capable of autonomous navigation using ‘advanced sensors and navigation systems’, meaning they can avoid obstacles, navigate around both static and mobile obstacles and map out the cleaning area for optimal coverage, according to ICE.
The airport will be able to benefit from cleaning robots that have improved cleaning mechanisms, such as advanced suction or brushing systems, which can be used to effectively clean a range of different surfaces.
To manage the deployment of multiple bots, smart scheduling and customisation can be used to set specific cleaning times and frequencies.
The Co-botics range can offers firms the ability to collect data during their cleaning operations, which ‘can be used for analytics and optimisation of cleaning processes’.