UVD Robots for Manufacturing

Like many industries, manufacturing has suffered in ways never expected during the Covid-19 crisis. As demand outweighed supply in some areas, the healthcare sector was left without essential PPE and basics such as toilet paper, flour and pasta. In other areas demand was dramatically reduced, meaning factories had to produce less and posted revenue losses.

Regularly in the news, factories and manufacturers were revealed to be tackling huge issues caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, not only because of the stress of demand, but because of the high rate of infection within these spaces. In food manufacturing, particularly meat, the cold, damp and artificially lit conditions make it easy for the virus to survive and spread person to person and surface to surface. This has caused a large amount of workers to contract the virus and unknowingly spread it into the wider community. Equally, close working conditions in textile and goods manufacturing left factory workers with less than half a meter between them and producing items that were sometimes touched by over 40 members of staff. Major outbreaks in factories have been seen in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and the US. 

On the other side of the pandemic, many workers in manufacturing still can’t return to work due to the high risk nature of factory working, and are at risk of losing their jobs while they are shielding. Companies need to produce safe working environments which is paramount to keeping staff well and protecting jobs.

Reducing Covid-19 related risks of factory working

Reducing Covid-19 related risks of factory working, the UVD Robot from NESA Robotics, which is designed to disinfect to healthcare standards, can be employed by manufacturers to disinfect an are, killing 99.9999% of pathogens. Using UVC light, the coronavirus, which typically survives on cold and damp surfaces, is killed along with other harmful viruses, microorganisms and bacteria, making it safe for staff to work. 

The UVD Robot is also effective in large factory and manufacturing settings and is able to disinfect 18,000 square meters in 2.5 hours, performing two days’ worth of disinfection in 1 hour. Used as part of the standard cleaning routine performed by factories, the UVD Robot from NESA Robotics adds an extra level of protection to vital workspaces. By disinfecting surfaces, critical touch points and the air regularly, plants and factories can vastly reduce the risk to staff, providing them with the confidence to work.

Watch how the UVD Robot can help disinfect a manufacturing work area, killing 99.9999% of viruses and bacteria on surfaces and in the air.

Disinfecting in a manufacturing facility with UVD Robots by NESA Robotics