Nilfisk expands autonomous portfolio

Nilfisk launches two new additions to portfolio of autonomous solutions.

Nilfisk has launched two new additions to its portfolio of autonomous solutions.

The Nilfisk Liberty SC60, a robotic floor scrubber powered by Brain Corp’s BrainOS AI software platform; and a UV-C light-based solution for Nilfisk’s existing robotic floor scrubber, the Nilfisk Liberty SC50, to target viruses and other pathogens.

These innovations, introduced at a virtual launch event, mark a significant step towards Nilfisk’s ambition of building a full portfolio of autonomous cleaning solutions.

“Years of development have introduced state-of-the-art robotic technology within professional cleaning, and as a leader in intelligent cleaning, Nilfisk is committed to operating at the forefront of this evolution,” Hans Henrik Lund, Nilfisk CEO said.

“We are, therefore, very excited to add two new innovative solutions to our portfolio. Together with our strong technology partners, we constantly strive to deliver the market’s best autonomous solutions, tailored to our customers’ unique cleaning requirements, and environments, in order to elevate their standard of clean. Today, we reinforce that commitment!”

The Nilfisk Liberty SC60 is Nilfisk’s first autonomous solution built on Brain Corp’s BrainOS – the world’s most widely-used platform for the development and management of autonomous mobile robots.

The machine is equipped with the largest scrub deck in the autonomy ride-on category and boasts significant operating capacity, making it ideal for maximising cleaning efficiency in large indoor spaces like hypermarkets, warehousing, logistics, light-industry environments, and similar.

The SC60 complements the abilities of the other robotic floor scrubber in Nilfisk’s portfolio, the Nilfisk Liberty SC50, which is developed with a smaller form factor for cleaning in environments that need more precision, agility, and the ability to navigate tighter layouts.

“During the past months, cleaning has become even more essential for businesses and institutions, as they face new cleaning demands and requirements brought on by the pandemic,” Henrik Lund said.

“Many have turned to autonomy to meet these new demands, and we are extremely honored to be their partner. Together with our technology partners, we work each day to drive innovation in the market and deliver solutions to boost our customers’ cleaning performance – and the SC60, the newest member of our autonomous portfolio, is a testament to that.”

The new UVGI solution was designed by Carnegie Robotics, a Nilfisk autonomous partner, during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, to effectively target viruses and other pathogens.

The solution uses UV-C light to inactivate viruses and other pathogens and can be attached to the Nilfisk Liberty SC50. The robotic floor scrubber removes dirt and debris while the UV technology disinfects the surface simultaneously.

The Nilfisk Liberty SC60 will be available in Australia and New Zealand from Q2 next year.

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