OMRON launches UVC disinfection robot to fight infectious diseases
With rise in importance of sanitisation and disinfection in the post COVID 19 era, UVC disinfection robot - co-created with Techmetics Robotics - will give organisations less labour-intensive and long-term solutions to ensure their premises are safe and germ-free
Asia Pacific, a global leader in industrial automation solutions, has forayed into UVC disinfection with the launch of its robot – LD UVC. Co-developed along with Techmetics Robotics (the forerunners in autonomous service robots), the UVC disinfection robot will enable organisations to fight spread of infectious diseases effectively & conveniently.
The short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UVC) light has been proven to be effective in breaking down the pathogens’ DNA and RNA beyond recovery, thus stopping them from replicating. OMRON LD-UVC disinfection robot navigates autonomously and disinfects premises including the high-touch areas by eliminating 99.90% of bacteria and viruses - both airborne and droplet - by delivering the precise dosage of UVC energy.
Equipped with lasers and Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensors, for obstacle detection & avoidance, the LD UVC disinfection robot manoeuvres through narrow corridors, elevators, and even automatic doors seamlessly. It also shuts off its UVC light upon human detection, ensuring impeccable safety for human beings. Suitable for indoor spaces, the robot follows a mapped route, reducing the requirement of manpower resources dedicated for manual cleaning. Features like bumper, sonar and emergency stop render additional safety. The machine has an automatic charging and smooth touch interface for control. All this makes it an ideal gadget for facility management across hospitals, hotels, malls, event venues, airports, corporate office to name just a few. With a simple integration of software, the robot gets up and running in minimal installation time and needs no modifications or construction of the premises.
Elaborating more on the rationale of the launch, Takehito Maeda, Managing Director of Industrial Automation Business, OMRON Asia Pacific, said, “Given the utmost significance of sanitisation and disinfection in the post COVID 19 era, we believe the robot will yield a great value to organisations who are struggling to find the right, effective, less labour-intensive and long-term solutions to ensure their premises are safe and germ-free. Driven with the mission to contribute to a better society by identifying social needs, OMRON seeks to collaborate with capable & like-minded partners to come up with innovative solutions. Our collaboration with Techmetics Robotics signifies the same.”
Mathan Muthupillai, Founder and CEO of Techmetics Robotics, added, “OMRON is one of our most trusted partners in the mobile robot domain. With the introduction of UVC application, we have taken a significant leap together to cater to a very important social need by empowering the organisations with an advanced and effective solution to manage the COVID-19 threat.”
The integration of UVC technology is just another example of the flexibility and adaptability inherent in OMRON mobile robots. With the largest install base in the world, OMRON mobile robots
have been deployed in thousands of applications across multiple industries such as material handling, hospitability, automotive manufacturing to name just a few.
Techmetics Robotics is the pioneer in Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) solutions for service industries such as healthcare, hospitality, assisted living, casino and retail industries. The company created 10 various mobile robot solutions for service industry’s needs. Techmetics Robotics is on a mission to provide end-to-end autonomous delivery of goods. The company created a safe and powerful autonomous solution that can work in both public spaces and dynamic environments. The company established its operations in 7 countries worldwide through its direct offices and strong distributors network.