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Solutions for Retail Shops and Shopping Malls

Improve corporate image with cleanliness

According to the Cleaning Costs and Frequencies Cleaning Report, robots offer numerous advantages for retail facilities. These innovative machines enhance operational efficiency by autonomously maintaining cleanliness, ensuring a spotless and inviting environment for customers. They reduce labor costs and allow staff to focus on customer service, ultimately improving the shopping experience. Additionally, cleaning robots can work around the clock, ensuring continuous cleanliness and minimizing disruptions during business hours. Their precision and consistency lead to improved hygiene standards, helping to safeguard public health. In today's fast-paced retail world, cleaning robots are a valuable asset for maintaining a pristine and customer-friendly atmosphere.


Ideal models for deployment in retail areas

The most popular models for retail shops and supermarkets are the Scrubber 50 and Scrubber 60 as the vast majority of these facilties use hard floors for easier cleanup and maintenance. Larger shopping malls and hypermarks opt for the Scrubber 60 and Scrubber 75 as these can handle cleaning over 100,000ft² on a daily basis. As long as the aisles are over 3 feet wide, in compliance with ADA requirements, the robots have no issues navigating their way and cleaning aisles. Cleaning chemicals can be added to the robots and automatically dispensed to the correct dosage using the optional workstations. The cost savings of using the cleaning robots are drastic with most clients seeing returns on investment of 12 months or less. Even when deploying in areas with heavily unionized workforces, we've seen high uptake and increased job satisfaction from workers when deploying the cleaning robots as workers compensation and injury rates have been historically high for floor cleaners. Those workers can reallocate their time to easier, yet all the more important detail cleaning work, such as wiping clean any high-contact surfaces such as door knobs, buttons, levers, handrails and shopping cart handles.

Retail Shopping Mall
Challenges facing Retail Stores and Shopping Malls
Labor Shortage Labor shortage and High Staff Turnover
Health and Safety Hazards Higher Health and Safety Regulations
Reduce Operating Costs Reduce Operating Overhead
Focus on Improving Guest Experience Focus on Improving Guest Experience
Drive Visitor Count Drive Visitor Count
Meet Sustainability Goals Meet Sustainability Goals
Constantly Changing Floor Plan Constantly Changing Floor Plan
Sensitive to Noise Sensitive to Noise Pollution
Various Floor Surface Types Various Floor Surface Types
Heavy Foot Traffic Heavy Foot Traffic
Complex Floor Plan Complex Floor Plan
Stairways and Escalators Stairways and Escalators
Typical Characteristics of Retail Stores and Shopping Malls

How Navia Robotics can help?

Drive Growing Visitor Base Drive Visitor Growth with Cleanliness
Solve Hiring Challenges for Cleaning Staff Solve Cleaning Staff Shortage Issues
Meet and Exceed Sustainability Goals Meet and Exceed Sustainability Goals
Improve Brand Image with Cleaner Facilities Improve Brand Image with Neat & Tidy Facilities
Increase Cleaning Productivity Increase Cleaning Productivity
Drastically Cut Floor Cleaning Costs Drastically Cut Floor Cleaning Costs
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Cleaning Robots
Types of Cleaning Robots

Choosing the right type of cleaning robot.

Cleaning robots can be classified down into two different functions:

Vacuuming robots that sweep and vacuum the floor

Floor scrubbing robots that scrub the floor with water and cleaning agents

Vacuuming Robots

Vacuuming Robots

Vacuum robots cover areas where you would currently use a vacuum cleaner to clean, such as carpeted areas or hard floors that just need an occasional sweeping. You can think of these as oversized Roomba units you would have cleaning your house, except scale them way up to cover commercial and industrial sized buildings. They have substantial heft, they have the suction power of a standard corded vacuum cleaner, and have cleaning paths anywhere from 16 inches all the way up to 28 inches with the use of side brushes. Our largest models can vacuum the equivalent area of an entire football field in just 3 hours, completely autonomously without any human intervention.

Robotic vacuum cleaners are able to navigate on their own and avoid obstacles without ever bumping into a person. The feature commercial grade LIDAR sensors to detect objects hundreds of feet away and some of our models have the capability to interface with elevator systems to handle multiple floors. They can provide you feedback during operation, such as when the dust bag should be emptied, when to replace rollder brushes and side brushes, and also provide you a comprehensive report of all the areas it has been tasked to clean. You can schedule them for operation anytime around the clock and with the optional charge stations, they can go back to their dock whenever their battery runs low. Our vacuuming robots, in order from smallest to largest, include the Phantas, Vacuum 40 and the Vacuum 50.
Floor Scrubber Robots

Floor Scrubbing Robots

The most rudimentary way of cleaning hard floors is with a mop and bucket, and we all know how long that takes. Typical quotes are half an hour to mop and rinse a thousand sqft of space, which means, for example, a large 50,000sqft floor would take a whole shift, if not more, to mop up and clean, not including any scrubbing effort. Autoscrubbers make the job a little easier but typical autoscrubbers in that caliber still end up taking 4 to 5 hours of labor to clean, not including the amount of time needed to fill the clean water tank, empty out the dirty water tank, top off any cleaning chemicals and any other maintenance involved. Based on our existing deployments, it would take one or two full time staff to mop and clean 50,000sqft on a daily basis, or around 300 to 500 hours of labor, with an autoscrubber, that comes down to about 150 hours of labor per month.

How do robotic floor scrubbers do? With the optional workstations, robotic floor scrubbers can go to fill up clean water on its own, drain out dirty water, go back to the workstation to charge up, take elevators if needed to the different floors and scrub away! For that same 50,000sqft example, it takes just 15 hours of labor per month, and that's on the conservative side just to visually inspect the machines to make sure they're in tip top shapce and replacing any consumables. Whereas both the mop and bucket method and the autoscrubber would use 20 to upwards to 50 gallons of water to clean that amount of space, our robotic floor scrubbers have filtration systems to reuse the water, using as little as 5 gallons to clean the same amount of space, how's that for green credits? Our floor scrubbing robots from smallest to largest are the Phantas, Scrubber 50, Scrubber 60 and the Scrubber 75.
Cleaning Robot Lineup

Phantas is the ultimate commercial floor cleaning robot compactly designed specifically for smaller footprints with its unique ability to reach under tables and desks with its lower profile. Driven by deep learning AI algorithms and an advanced sensor suite, with class leading productivity at a speed of up to 7,500ft² per hour, it scrubs, it sweeps, it mops and vacuums all in a tiny package.
Vacuum 40

Vacuum 40 is the best commercial autonomous vacuuming robot on the market. It's built to last, it's a workhorse that can handle 12,000ft² per hour of vacuuming, and has a cavernous 3 gallon dust bin to handle large areas without interruption. Features a rich plethora of sensors, including LIDAR, 3D Depth cameras, 3D ToF sensors, anti-drop sensors and collision sensors to ensure it doesn't get lost and avoids all obstacles.
Vacuum 40

Vacuum 50 is the most advanced fully autonomous vacuuming robot available, with an automotive grade 3D LIDAR sensor powered by NVIDIA Xavier SoC. With a larger sweeping pass than the Vacuum 40, it can clean up to 22,000ft² per hour, and has a spacious 4 gallon dust bin to clean for hours on end without emptying. With its advanced image processing capabilities, it can handle going through aisles and doorways as narrow as 27.5" with no difficulty at all!
Scrubber 50

Scrubber 50 is a compact commercial floor scrubbing solution. With deep learning algorithms and an advanced sensor suite, it can handle dynamic environments and adjust its path on the fly to ensure there aren't any missed spots when cleaning. Highly productive with a speed of up to 19,000ft² per hour, it's designed to handle the vast majority of retail or institutional operations anywhere.
Scrubber 60

Scrubber 60 is a powerful, industrial strength floor scrubbing robot. Utilizing deep machine learning algorithms combined with an automotive grade 3D LIDAR sensor, it can clean without interruption in the most dynamic environments. With a top speed of 3.2mph, it can clean up to 28,000ft² per hour while .
Scrubber 75

Scrubber 75 is one of the most sophisticated floor scrubbing robots and designed for the largest operations. With deep learning algorithms and an advanced sensor suite, including LIDAR, 3D Depth cameras, 3D ToF sensors, anti-drop sensors and collision sensors, it featured amazing productivity with a speed of up to 32,000ft² per hour; no space is too large for the Scrubber 75.

Cleaning Robot Comparison

Model Phantas Vacuum 40 Vacuum 50 Scrubber 50 Scrubber 60 Scrubber 75
Length 21.3" 31.0" 33.4" 31.9" 41.5" 54.0"
Width 17.3" 29.0" 33.4" 27.0" 22.8" 38.0"
Height 24.3" 35.0" 41.0" 42.1" 41.1" 56.0"
Empty Weight 106lbs 205lbs 291lbs 326lbs 452lbs 900lbs
Vacuum/Sweep Width 16.2" 16.0", 28.0"/side brush 18.0", 28.0"/side brush N/A N/A N/A
Suction Power 18kPa 24kPa 25kPa N/A N/A N/A
Scrubbing Width 13.0" N/A N/A 18.1" 21.7" 29.0"
Scrubbing Force 22lbs N/A N/A 55lbs 55lbs 100lbs
Coverage Per Hour 4300-7500ft² Up to 13000ft² Up to 22000ft² Up to 16000ft² Up to 28000ft² Up to 32000ft²
Clean Water Tank Capacity 3.2 gallons N/A N/A 7.9 gallons 14.5 gallons 20.0 gallons
Gray Water Tank Capacity 2.8 gallons N/A N/A 6.3 gallons 14.5 gallons 13.0 gallons
Dust Bag Capacity 1 gallon 3 gallons 4 gallons N/A N/A N/A
Debris Bin Capacity 0.2 gallon 0.6 gallon 1.1 gallon N/A N/A N/A
Battery Life 5-18 hours 3-18 hours 8-13 hours 3-8 hours 4-6 hours 4-6 hours
Charging Time 2 hours 2 hours 4 hours 2 hours 4 hours 5 hours
Battery Voltage 24v 24v 24v 24v 24v 24v
Battery Capacity 20Ah 60Ah 120Ah 60Ah 120Ah 240Ah
Travel Speed 0.5-1.8mph 0.5-2mph 0.5-2.7mph 0.5-2mph 0.5-3.1mph 0.5-2.5mph
Max Climbing Angle 8° Incline 8° Incline 6° Incline 8° Incline 6° Incline 8° Incline
Minimum Aisle Width 20.5" 34.0" 31.0" 35.4" 35.4" 47.0"
Minimum Turning Width 24.4" 43.0" 47.0" 47.0" 47.0" 78.7"
Minimum Passing Height 25.6" 45.0" 55.0" 55.0" 55.0" 72.0"
Edge Cleaning Distance 0" 0" 0" 2-4" 2-4" 2-4"
Noise Level <65dB <67dB <65dB <67dB <67dB <69dB

Feature Set

Spot Cleaning
Optional Charging Station
Optional Workstation
App Controllable
Maintenance Reporting
Cloud Based Usage Monitoring

Sensor Suite

RGBD Camera Sensor
2D LIDAR Sensor
3D LIDAR Sensor
Drop Detection Sensor
Collision Sensor
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