Sealed Air Corporation, which acquired Richmond, Va. based Intellibot Robotics LLC in 2015, is planning to transform the Indian cleaning business with robotics-based ‘Internet of Clean’ technology in India. Succeeding the era of file sharing, e-commerce, and social media, the next Internet generation is concerned with connecting machines and devices – popularly known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Applying this concept to the specific and complex needs of the global cleaning industry, Diversey Care has conceptualized Internet of Clean™.
The Internet of Clean™(IoC) technology will be used in commercial cleaning for various industries like education, retail, food and beverage, real estate, healthcare, airports, hospitality, offices, manufacturing and government facilities. The IoC technology connects machines, dispensers, sensors, beacons, and other smart devices to achieve broad insight into equipment, consumption, and operations. These include improved safety and operational performance, enhanced productivity, remote monitoring, visibility of assets, task prioritization, more accurate dosing, reduced use of water and/or chemicals, and increased hand hygiene compliance. The user interface at the “back end” of the IoC is a customizable and highly intuitive dashboard. When the resultant data – and data trends from connected devices are reviewed in this dashboard, predictive new insights emerge to provide optimized ways of working to the benefit of both building service contractors and building owners/operators. It offers a higher quality and more consistent cleaning. It uses a fraction of water and up to 85% less solution, hence reducing the cleaning cost. It also has an advanced recycling system. Trials have shown that fleet managers can reduce fleet, cleaning and administrative costs up to 25%.
According to Himanshu Jain, Managing Director, India and South East Asia, Sealed Air Corporation, “The reality is that Internet of Clean™ allows us to first re-imagine, and then totally transform the cleaning and hygiene businesses. This is nothing less than a revolutionary concept and it provides virtually endless opportunities for connections between devices and machines. Sealed Air’s mission and vision is to help customers prevent food poisoning through monitoring food safety or addressing lack of hand hygiene, to bring value to a very basic need of humanity: cleaning and hygiene.”
Among the Diversey Care solutions included in the Internet of Clean™ are Intellitrail, SmartView, TempTrip and Intellibot Robotic scrubbers and vacuums. Other solutions like augmented reality, remote monitoring and reporting applications will be made available as part of the development of Internet of Clean™.