Keeping Essentials Services Up & Running with UV-C Technology
During the Covid-19 pandemic there were many essential services that had to remain open to keep society and economies going and where people were unable to do these critical jobs from home.
In addition to NHS Staff, Police, Prison Officers and other emergency services, other industries which simply had to keep going include supermarkets, convenience stores and takeaways, pharmacies, post offices, newsagents, van and car rental and maintenance services, and hardware stores/builders merchants and factories … to name but a few.
These industries have had to put in safety measures such as social distancing guidelines, the wearing of PPE and robust cleaning and sanitisation processes virtually overnight to be able to continue to operate.
Our robots are classified as medical devices, capable of destroying microorganisms’ DNA structures, quickly and safely eradicating 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viruses in a retail setting within minutes.
Visibility & frequency of cleaning
We provide signage to clearly indicate where spaces have been disinfected. Our robots can be programmed to clean as frequently as required with different models to suit various size spaces.
Our UV-C disinfection robots sanitise all spaces in an environmentally friendly and chemical-free way leaving no harmful residues on valuable stock.
Out of hours
Our robots can be programmed manually or remotely to schedule disinfection of your retail space either during working or non-work hours.
Pharmacare Factory in Malta
18th November 2020
At the start of the pandemic, one Malta-based company, Pharmacare, understood that it needed to keep running with few options to work from home when undertaking research, manufacturing and production. The challenge was to keep spaces safe and fully operational for both staff and customers alike.
As a sector, pharma companies are familiar with adopting new and innovative technology to increase efficiencies so when Evolve Raybotix launched its UV-C Disinfection Robots in response to COVID, Pharmacare was keen to find out more.
Whilst the concept of UV-C as a disinfectant has a long-established history in the clinical world, these carefully crafted units have been designed by a team of engineers in Italy who provide solutions for brands such as Lamborghini and Ferrari. The Raybotix portfolio offers the perfect solution to swift and highly effective cleansing in companies of all size and sector.
Using a combination of UV-C light and Ozone to destroy bacteria and viruses on surfaces and in spaces, the robots come in static, mobile or automated form – each with the ability to map an area to identify the optimum position for maximum sanitisation in a few short minutes. They’re easily programmed, super quick and have recently been approved as Medical Devices – the first in Europe to achieve this certification.
The regular use of the NEO robot to sanitise offices, labs and communal spaces in the Maltese factory has contributed to minimal infection.
Head of Operations Thanasis Kyriakidis said ‘We had one positive COVID case at the start of October and through effective risk management and the addition of the Raybotix NEO machine, there have been no cases reported since and no evidence of additional spread. We have several members of staff who were already anxious about returning to work, or working through the pandemic, and Raybotix has certainly supported us in reassuring our most valued asset that the space is being made as safe as possible so we can continue to operate in the new ‘normal’.’
UV-C Technology in Community Pharmacies
Another industry which recognises the benefits of UV-C technology to keep staff and customers safe are community chemists and pharmacies. These businesses have their frontline services to meet this increased demand and have put in place hygiene and infection control systems along with social distancing measures. It has been paramount to ensure staffing levels are sufficient and all teams are safe. Some pharmacies have also had to adjust their opening hours and ensure they have adequate stock. Some pharmacies have taken their approach to deep sanitisation to the next level by investing in the latest technology in the form of UV-C disinfection robots by Evolve Raybotix.
Ali Sparkes, owner and pharmacist at the Health Dispensary in Neath is one of these. The Health Dispensary is a unique and very welcoming independent pharmacy offering an extensive range of natural remedies along with complementary health and wellness treatments. She purchased the Evolve Raybotix NEO model which is the smallest robot in the portfolio but has the ability to kill viruses and bacteria in a space of approx. 25m2 in around 8-10 minutes.
Says Ali, “I noticed Evolve Raybotix advertising a very exciting disinfection robot which uses UVC to sanitise surfaces and space. We already have a number of robots at The Health Dispensary and, as a self confessed tech geek, I was very much drawn to one which could potentially do our cleaning for us in such a super efficient way.”
Evolve Raybotix UV-C Disinfecting Robots
The Evolve Raybotix portfolio of robots include:
NEO is a portable UV-C Ozone disinfection robot is ideal for sanitising all manner of smaller spaces thanks to its ease of use and manoeuvrability. The NEO robot is able to clean 25m2 in as little as 15 minutes.
EOS is a static UV-C disinfection robot which uses room mapping technology to deliver a fast and effective germicidal dose of continuous wave UV-C light. The EOS robot can sanitise an area of 80m2 in as little as eight minutes.
SOL is our largest UV-C Ozone disinfection robot which has been specifically designed for use in the hospital, healthcare or other similar environments including retail, warehouse, storage and logistics and manufacturing facilities which require routine cleaning on a significant scale. The SOL robot is able to clean 100m2 in as little as seven minutes.
Prices start from just £33 per month (that’s less than £5 per day). For more information, visit our site or you can call us on the number below to book a FREE demonstration: