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Why is a robot floor scrubber better than a ride-on scrubber?

While ride-on scrubbers have dominated commercial cleaning for many years, floor-scrubbing robots are next-generation devices delivering substantive benefits over aging technology. The Neo floor scrubbing robot offers significant operational and business advantages over manual cleaning with a ride-on scrubber.

  • Autonomous cleaning.
    With a sophisticated array of sensors, Neo can autonomously map and clean your premises, without the need of a manual operator. Neo detects and navigates around new obstacles introduced into your environment and continually updates its cleaning routes to optimise cleaning performance.
  • Maximum uptime and productivity.
    With labor costs rising and continued risk of sickness and absence, managing a productive, cost-effective cleaning operation is a challenge for any facility manager. Neo is always ready and eager to clean, supporting up to six hours run time on a single battery charge, with longer operating times available by simply swapping batteries over. Twin 112L water tanks over generous capacity, extending the time required between fills. Facilities around the world are seeing significant FTE savings, that can be reinvested elsewhere in your operation.
  • Consistent, high quality cleaning performance.
    Neo never misses a shift and with a choice of cylindrical brush or disc pad cleaning heads, you can select a cleaning configuration that fits the specific challenges of your location. Neo tracks every square foot of every cleaning operation and, via the Avidbots Command Center robot monitoring and reporting portal, delivers timely, objective performance reports to your desktop, phone or tablet, with visual cleaning maps, at-a-glance cleaning quality ratings and deep, granular insight on demand.
  • Simple to deploy, easy to operate.
    While getting Neo up and running is a simple task, you’ll benefit from dedicated support from Avidbots’ Customer Success team. They’ll be on-site during your first few weeks with Neo, training and guiding your team through configuration and operation. Neo’s friendly touchscreen controls and familiar steering column ensure operators can quickly get up to speed, while 24/7/365 remote monitoring support from Avidbots experts ensures Neo always performs at its best.
  • Always connected, always improving.
    With Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE network support, Neo can be monitored and managed in real time, so you’re always in touch with progress. Should your layout change or you need location-specific adjustments to cleaning plans or settings, they can be synced with Neo in seconds. Of course, while Neo’s already smart, it’s also getting smarter thanks to regular software updates, new features and refinements from Avidbots engineering team which are deployed to the robot with the need for local intervention.
  • Safe and secure operation.
    Neo is equipped with a sophisticated array of sensors and safety systems that ensures the robot can navigate safely around your premises. Neo detects and navigates around obstacles and will pause or immediately cease operation if an object or person enters Neo’s safety zone.
    In manual operation, physical safety bumper switches around Neo’s chassis cut power to the drive system should the robot touch an obstacle, while an emergency stop button allows an operator to immediately cease operation in case of an issue.
  • Untapped performance and productivity insight.
    Take the guesswork out of cleaning performance. Neo and the Avidbots Command Center provide a deeper understanding of your facility operations, enhanced visibility of and accountability for cleaning performance, baseline productivity data for audit purposes, or comparison for other parts of your business or market. You want metrics? Whether you’re running one robot or a global fleet, we’ll give you the all metrics you need to continually optimize your facility cleaning operations.
  • Enhanced brand and customer experience.
    While the “connected facility” or “facility automation” are great industry buzzwords, often the technologies powering these advances are hidden behind the scenes or taken for granted. Automated, low-energy lighting, solar panels tucked away on a roof, intelligent HVAC systems are fantastic assets to the organization, but are likely to be ignored by customers and co-workers alike.A robot cleaning your floors every day, working side by side with your operations team in public spaces? That’s a mobile innovation showcase that demonstrates your organisation’s progressive outlook and commitment to future technologies. It’s no surprise to see our customers around the world cladding Neo in branded graphics or using the robot for mobile advertising.