Abbees reduce the time allocated to vacuuming drastically. The time saved can be used to conduct more important tasks such as santisation of touch points
Abbees reduce the labour cost associated with vacuuming.
Higher Quality of Cleaning
Abbees achieve a better quality of vacuuming and reduces the pathogen levels compared to conventional vacuum.
Electricity & CO2e Saving
Abbees use less electricity to vacuum the same area as the conventional vacuum.
Key Reasons to Automate Vacuuming
25% of a cleaners time could be saved by automating vacuuming
Our poll suggests that vacuuming is one of the least important tasks, yet takes about one quarter of the cleaning time. Robots cannot sanitise touch points but they can outperform humans when vacuuming. The time saved by automating vacuuming can be used to free up your staff to do the most important tasks whilst ensuring cleanliness standards remain at their highest level.
Results taken from a TPLC LinkedIn poll during Feb 2021. 2,000 cleaning connections were asked to vote on what cleaning activity they felt was the most important.
Save more than 50%
Automated vacuuming costs less than 50% of manual vacuuming. Along with the improved vacuuming performance – many of our clients are surprised to find out about the cost saving benefits of automating vacuuming in the cleaning regime. We have created an online savings calculator so you can easily find out how much time and money could be saved by using automated vacuums in your buildings.
Have a better clean
Tests show that an Abbee collects circa 50% more floor debris than a standard tub vacuum. Abbee is a very effective automated vacuum cleaner. Abbee doesn’t just pick up the dirt that can be seen by the human eye. Due to the way she is programmed, she will cover every inch of floor space systematically to ensure a thorough clean is achieved. Abbee is an intelligent vacuum. She can work her way around and underneath furniture. She has an infra-red detection unit which prevents her from falling down the stairs or bumping into things.
Reduce your carbon footprint
On average an Abbee uses 37% less electricity to clean the same area as a tub vacuum. A typical tub vacuum working for 2 hours has an electricity consumption cost of 1.44kWh. To fully charge 1 Hive containing 10 Abbees takes a mere 0.54kWh of electric and they are good to go to cover the same amount of space. Although this energy saving seems small, that’s the equivalent of over 11,000,000 kgs carbon reduction each year within England and Wales. As this rentable system is also bag free, you could stop millions of vacuum bags going into landfill.
Make light work of vacuuming
The typical weight of a traditional tub vacuum is 10kgs. The weight of an Abbee robotic vacuum is just 1kg. Every building needs to be vacuumed, but this is a pretty laborious job, lugging around heavy equipment as well as being very time consuming. Letting Abbees do the vacuuming means that staff are less pressured and have more time for the detailed and skilled work such as touch point sanitisation. 10 Abbees fit on an ‘easy to push’ transportation and charging trolley called a Hive.
Automation helps relieve the pressure of staff shortages
Since Brexit, employing staff in the cleaning industry is becoming increasingly difficult. Following a full training and upskilling course, (provided free by us) a single, trained operative, could effectively vacuum several 1000’s of sqm in just a couple of hours with the support of multiple Hives and Abbee’s. Abbee is always ready to work – 24/7. Abbee is low–maintenance and only needs minimal TLC to ensure best performance. TPLC provides you with quick replacements if Abbee is in need of repair.
At TPLC we only use NiMH batteries in our products. NiMH are fully recyclable. With NiMH batteries product storage is simple and non-hazardous. Transportation conditions are also not subject to any regulatory controls. Many other robotics and vacuums contain Li-ion batteries. The technology used in Li-ion batteries is fragile and requires a protection circuit to maintain safe operation. Quicker aging is also a concern when it comes to Li-ion batteries. It is not recommended that a large number of Li-ion batteries are used within a close proximity to each other as one ‘popping’ could cause the neighbouring products to ‘pop’.
Li-ion battery use in robotics has also been responsible for some high profile commercial fires which is why we are committed to using only NiMH batteries in our products.