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UVC disinfection robots in public transport

UVC disinfection robots in public transport

Millions of people around the world rely of public transportation to get to work or for essential services. Although largely beneficial to society, during the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear to see how it can encourage the spread of the virus. When you consider how many people use it on a daily basis and are in close quarters for an extended period of time, you begin to wonder just how much bacteria is being transmitted and how quickly an environment like that can cause a virus to spread. Thankfully some mass transit companies have decided to look into different disinfecting technologies.

Picture courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York
 

In March 2020, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York announced that it would be using dual-headed UV machines to disinfect its trains and buses. The machines they use are small and can effectively deactivate viruses. The one downside to using machines such as these, they are installed in a fixed position and they only sanitizes the surfaces which are in the light of sight and exposed to direct light. UVC light will not get to areas that are hidden in shadow, but still need to be rid of viruses. With such effective technology, there has to be a more effective way to fully sanitize public transportation areas.

Thankfully our SpeedyCare Satellite model has been designed to provide more flexibility when disinfecting. It comes with one main unit, which is used to disinfect the largest space, that can then be connected to maximum 6 satellite devices which can be placed in smaller locations in an area with a complicated layout, such as metro trains or buses. The devices can be connected in different configurations depending on the layout. This ensures that any sections which would otherwise be left unsanitized, are reached and disinfected. In addition, the energy of the UV lamps is strong enough to allow secondary or tertiary reflections to kill the virus.

 

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