Published 23-07-2020
| Article appears in August 2020 Issue



Global industrial automation solutions leader OMRON Asia Pacific has launched the LD UVC, a new disinfection robot.

Developed in partnership with Techmetics Robotics, the forerunners in autonomous service robots, the LD UVC enables organisations to fight the spread of infectious diseases effectively and conveniently.

UVC light is proven effective in breaking down the DNA and RNA beyond recovery, stopping them from replicating. OMRON’s LD UVC navigates autonomously and disinfects premises including the high-touch areas by eliminating 99.9 per cent of bacteria and viruses – both airborne and droplet – by delivering the precise dosage of UVC energy.

The robot features eight UVC lamps placed in a circle, providing full 360-degree coverage to eliminate 99.90 per cent of bacteria and viruses. PIR motion sensors on all four sides detect human presence and trigger the UVC lights to immediately turn off, ensuring impeccable safety.

Suitable for indoor spaces, the robot manoeuvres through narrow corridors, elevators and even automatic doors seamlessly via a mapped route, reducing the resources required for manual cleaning.

Additional safety features including bumpers, sonar and emergency stop are also included. The LD UVC is ideal for facility management across hospitals, hotels, malls, event venues, airports and corporate offices, with no modifications or retrofits necessary on-site.

“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 that are struggling to find the right, effective, less labour-intensive and long-term solutions to ensure their premises are safe and germ-free,” says Takehito Maeda, managing director of industrial automation business at 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.”

Founder and CEO of Techmetics Robotics Mathan Muthupillai says OMRON is one of his 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’s 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.

OMRON Oceania
1300 766 766



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