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Transguard trials robotic cleaners at DFC

Deployed at the Dubai Festival City Mall, the automated cleaning machines come equipped with sensors capable of avoiding obstacles and pre-programmable routes

Charlotte Butt, senior manager of Mobilisation, Transguard (Centre), overseeing the deployment of the Sealed Air’s Hydrobot.
Charlotte Butt, senior manager of Mobilisation, Transguard (Centre), overseeing the deployment of the Sealed Air’s Hydrobot.

Transguard Group has partnered with US-based multinational company Sealed Air to trial automated clearning robots at the Dubai Festival City Mall.

The Hands-Free Cleaning HydroBot Scrubber will be deployed to the mall and features highly-sensitive sensors and pre-programmable routes.

One of three different types of cleaning robots within Sealed Air’s Diversey Care products range of ‘Intellibots’, the Hydrobot comes equipped with 19 sensors enabling 360-degrees field of vision. The advanced sensors are capable of detecting obstacles in the robot’s path, as well as stairs and people shuffling along.

Furthermore, the Hydrobot is equipped with Eco Save, a four-stage purification system that filters water to one micron. The process helps to eliminate up to 85% of waste and chemicals in the water, significantly reducing its impact on the environment, as well as enabling its reuse.

Charlotte Butt, Senior Manager of Mobilisation, Transguard said: “The versatile HydroBot allows the operator to switch between manual cleaning and Hands-Free Cleaning, so at the push of a button the operator can walk away to clean in other areas while the floor is being cleaned and the quality of cleaning is also consistent.”

“Supervisors can also monitor progress at any stage and receive wireless ‘end of shift’ report, including the location of the robot, operator identity, running times and the specific areas cleaned,” added Butt.

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