Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Meet SmartGuardUV, an autonomous, broad-spectrum UV disinfection robot

Disinfection systems are evolving towards automation, especially after the global pandemic by COVID-19. As economies are beginning to re-open, warehouses, factories, distribution centers, and other businesses worldwide are putting in place stringent disinfection protocols to bring business back to near-normal levels.

Last month, Fetch Robotics released Breezy One, a chemical disinfection AMR designed for large spaces over 100,000 square feet. And now, Fetch Robotics, the leader in cloud robotics and on-demand automation, has announced the launch of the SmartGuardUV disinfecting autonomous mobile robot (AMR).

The broad-spectrum ultraviolet light disinfection robot is designed to disinfect high-trafficked spaces such as warehouse facilities, retail stores, office spaces, and hospital rooms. It neutralizes up to 99.9% of harmful viruses and bacteria, such as Coronavirus, quickly and safely as well as reports on the results of the disinfection.

SmartGuardUV uses a UV Pulsed Xenon system that produces germicidal UV-C, UV-B, and anti-bacterial UV-A to deactivate the DNA and RNA of organisms. It leverages comprehensive mapping technology and 3D camera vision to autonomously direct broad-spectrum UV light from a pulsed Xenon lamp.

The PURO pulsed xenon light engines on the SmartGuardUV AMR precisely target UV rays at high touch surfaces, so they are able to operate for 8 to 10 hours on a single charge.

The facilities best prepared to protect workers and customers from COVID-19 are taking extreme precautions when it comes to sanitization, and are placing their trust in automated solutions that can be deployed at any time,” said Fetch Robotics Chief Product Officer Stefan Nusser. “Companies of every size recognize the need for reliable sanitization procedures, and SmartGuardUV provides reliable protection at every hour of the day, without taking employees away from their already existing job responsibilities.”

In addition to Coronavirus, the robot is also effective against viruses such as Ebola, Norovirus, and Influenza, as well as mold, fungus, and bacteria that may be in your facility.

We believe this combination of targeted disinfection within a space and longer operational time results in an autonomous disinfection robot that is much more effective than other autonomous robots,” said John Garlock, CSO of Piedmont National.