Singapore based Sesto Robotics, have just launched the Sesto HealthGUARD autonomous mobile UV disinfection robot. The HealthGUARD is built on top of the mature Sesto ELEMENT AGV, a vehicle which has been in the market for several years operating in multiple logistics, warehousing and manufacturing applications.
Sesto was able to quickly prototype and produce the HealthGUARD AMR due to the maturity of their ELEMENT platform. Details are still coming on the vehicle spec's, but the vehicle should inherit the long battery life and fully autonomous facility navigation from its sibling.
Mr Ang Chor Chen, Chief Executive of SESTO Robotics said “There are no “off-days” or “after hours” for viruses. Our self-navigating, fully-autonomous SESTO HealthGUARD is ready for round-the-clock thorough facility disinfection. Applying our knowledge in deep-tech and robotics, the team at SESTO Robotics hopes to accelerate public health and safety with innovation and technology.”
Operates Continuously for 6 Hours
The HealthGUARD can operate continuously for up to 6 hours, and it also features a quick swap battery to quickly return the vehicle to operation.
The company is marketing the device as able to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, germs and viruses. The machine is targeted at operations where manual cleaning and disinfection may be inadequate and subject to human error, especially in large spaces.
The multi-nozzle sprayer targets high-touch surface areas and enables facilities owners and operators to disinfect large surfaces more efficiently and thoroughly.
“With Singapore stepping up the cleaning protocol to ensure the safety of all Singaporeans, this means higher reliance on a cleaning workforce which translates to a heavier workload and responsibilities for the cleaning team. SESTO HealthGUARD provides assurance to the operators, cleaning team and members of the public. While alleviating the additional workload of the cleaning team during COVID-19, it allows facility operators to increase the facility cleaning routine and frequency to stay ahead of such public health risk factors,” added Ang.
The Sesto HealthGUARD uses UV-C light
After operating hours, SESTO HealthGUARD utilizes its six built-in UV-C (254nm) high-output germicidal lamps to effectively disinfect an area of 100 square metres in approximately 45 minutes. Its UV-C light delivers a powerful intensity to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, germs and viruses. At 254nm wavelength, its short-length UV will break the molecular bonds within micro-organisms, thereby destroying them.