The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in businesses reinventing themselves. Two companies from Atlantic France (E-COBOT and Tronico through its medical subsidiary Tame-Care) started a technological partnership to develop a range of innovative disinfection solutions based on UV-C radiation.
UV-C is ultraviolet radiation contained in the sunlight. Harmful to humans, it is used to disinfect water, air and objects because it eliminates bacteria and viruses such as the SARS-CoV-2 which provokes the Covid-19.
Husky-UV and Stery-UV: only 1 hour to disinfect 450m²
The startup E-COBOT developed a smart collaborative robot (cobot) called Husky which is used in logistics handling. In partnership with the company Tame-care from Tronico group, the product has been enhanced with UV-C germicidal lamps (UVGI). Thanks to AI, the Husky-UV is fully autonomous, while its manual equivalent Stery-UV needs someone to control it remotely.
Both robots are able to disinfect floors, surfaces and ceilings of up to 4m. They only need one hour to disinfect a 450m² room and eliminate 99,99% of all viruses and bacteria. With the air purifier option (based on HEPA filters and UV-C), they can also treat the air covering 360° and a distance of 2.5m around them.
A growing range of innovative solutions
E-COBOT and Tame-care are working together on several other products, starting with the Husky-DSVA and the Stery-DSVA which will use a mist disinfection system (DSVA stands for disinfection of surfaces through the air) instead of UV-C lamps. The partners are also developing a UV-C “flashlight” and removable disinfection tents. All of these solutions are suitable for many environments such as healthcare institutions, shopping centres, the food industry, manufacturing, passenger transportation, etc.