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New Omron disinfection robot kills 99.9% of viruses

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Omron, a global leader in industrial automation solutions, has launched a new disinfection robot – LD UVC.

The automation giant has partnered with Techmetics Robotics – a leader in autonomous service robots – to help  organisations fight the spread of infectious diseases.

The UVC light is proven to be effective in breaking down the pathogens’ DNA and RNA beyond recovery, thus stopping them from replicating.

Omron LD-UVC 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 and avoidance, the LD UVC robot manoeuvres through narrow corridors, elevators, and even automatic doors seamlessly. It also shuts off its UVC light upon human detection, ensuring impeccable safety.

Suitable for indoor spaces, the robot follows a mapped route, reducing the need for dedicated manual cleaning.

Features like bumper, sonar and emergency stop provide additional safety.

The machine has an automatic charging and smooth touch interface for control. It is ideal for facility management across a broad range of industry sectors including medical, hospitality, hotels, food & beverage shopping malls, event venues, airports and corporate offices.

With a simple integration of software, the robot gets up and running in minimal installation time. There is no need  to modify or re-build operating sites.

“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,” says Mr Takehito Maeda, Managing Director of Industrial Automation Business, Omron Asia Pacific.

“Driven with the mission to contribute to a better society by identifying social needs, Omron seeks to collaborate with capable and like-minded partners to come up with innovative solutions. Our collaboration with Techmetics Robotics signifies the same.”

Mr Mathan Muthupillai, Founder and CEO of Techmetics Robotics said: “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 including material handling, hospitality and automotive manufacturing.

Main Features

  • 8 UVC lamps placed in a circle provide full 360° coverage to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and viruses
  • PIR Motion Sensors on all four sides to detect human presence and trigger UVC light to turn off immediately
  • Lidar Sensors for toe, high level, and overhanging obstacles detection to avoid collisions
  • Stainless steel Lamp Guard to safeguard the lamp from collision against protruding objects
  • Built-In Audio & Visual Buzzer, speech and display to provide warning alert before turning on UVC light
  • 13 hours battery life for robot movement and 3.5 hours for UV operation

For more information visit: LD UVC microsite 

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