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Lloyds Systems' OmniBot/MI-6000

Lloyds Systems' OmniBot/MI-6000

The Omnibot has been designed to clean, sanitize, disinfect, coat and seal all types of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) ducts internally - from sizes of 15 x 12 inches to 48 x 48 in one single pass. Larger ducts can be handled by multiple passes and a subset of the system may be used to clean, sanitize, disinfect, coat and seal vertical shafts in multistory buildings and high rises. The system can handle 800 foot vertical ducts with access only to the bottom and top of the duct. Most buildings - commercial, industrial and government - have substantial HVAC duct leakage. To combat duct leakage, design engineers have an increased focus on installation issues thus making it more challenging to design cost effective and energy efficient HVAC systems. The company says the Omnibot provides a powerful solution for nosocomial infection management in hospitals. It allows for complete source removal with the ability to chemically treat the internal duct surfaces for clean room or infection control purposes. These capabilities let design engineers focus on optimal function and cost effective designs as the number of constraints are drastically reduced. Although there are several HVAC robotic manufacturers, the company says its designs are the only ones with fully digital video, recording and controls. This allows system miniaturization and one-hand operation so the operator may work efficient while staying OSHA compliant. The patent pending even-application and self-centering capabilities are other important differentiation factors that reduce chemical usage by 40 percent.

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