Cost and Benefits
Of course by increasing both productivity and reliability, there is an option to reduce human hours in the cleaning process that, on average, would generate an overall cost saving of 25%. It is important to note however that in the vast majority of our case studies, rather than reducing human hours, the free time generated has by used to improve the working or educational environment.
Initial electricity savings reporting has indicated an electricity cost saving against a standard Henry to be as much as 98%.
Supporting Cleaning Staff
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.
Our clients are finding the robots substantially safer and favourable to having trailing cables from the old traditional equipment. Caution signs are provided complimentary if vacuuming is completed when people traffic is high.