Autonomous robots (AGVs) perform with a high degree of autonomy, with little to no human interaction or guidance. These robots can be designed to perform a variety of tasks, such as ultraviolet (UV) disinfection or UVD. UVD robots use powerful short wavelength UV lights that emit energy to disinfect a surface area. Operating UV systems manually in large environments, such as hospitals, can be costly, inefficient and dangerous. UV lights can be damaging to humans and disinfection locations can be inadvertently omitted, therefore UVD robots are a better and safer solution. To avoid UV light exposure to humans, the environment being treated should be vacated, allowing the robots to move swiftly and efficiently within the target area. Compliance certification is also highly important for these devices, to ensure operation safety.
Names for UVD robots include:
- UV Disinfection (UVD) robots
- Germ-zapping robots
- Germ-fighting robots
- UVC robots
- Autonomous mobile disinfection robots
- Sterilization robots
- Infection prevention robots
Celera Motion servo drives are small, compact, and deliver extremely high performance. Designed with optimal power efficiency, robot battery life is maximized, resulting in minimal downtime for longer operation to quickly complete the disinfection process. The servo drives deliver power supply to the robot’s LiDAR sensors or other peripheral sensors, simplifying and reducing additional components needed, saving cost, space, and lowering overall weight. A custom master microprocessor can be integrated into the servo drives to ensure the robot’s motion tracking is accurate, guaranteeing safe operation. The servo drives are equipped with firmware and sensor-based safety features, as well as certified Safe Torque Off (STO) for increased operational safety.
In autonomous applications, having continuous communication with the servo drive is essential. Celera Motion servo drives can incorporate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules for reporting system information. This information can be processed by the customer to ensure minimal downtime, increased efficiency and lower operating cost. Certified for safety in hospital environments, additional safety compliances include:
- IEC 60601 standard, general requirements for basic safety and essential performance
- ISO 15858 standard, describes the minimum specifications on UVC safety for products and equipment utilizing UVC lamp fixtures
- ISO 14971
The efficiency, safety, cost, and customization flexibility of Celera Motion’s servo drives deliver a competitive advantage to AGV and UVD robot applications.
Specifications subject to change.