The robot evolution

21st of January 2019
The robot evolution

Too expensive, too limited and not fully autonomous – these were the general criticisms of contemporary robot cleaners when we last ran an ECJ Cleaning in the Digital World supplement two years ago. How far has this picture changed, asks Ann Laffeaty.

It was a little more than 20 years ago when the idea of an autonomous cleaning machine

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The role of the smartphone

17th of January 2019
The role of the smartphone

Practically everyone today has a smartphone, and these ubiquitous devices are used for everything from communication to game-playing and information-gathering to navigation. But how far have they encroached on to the world of cleaning, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Glance around any train carriage, shopping centre, bus, street or waiting room and at least

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Sweepers - six degrees of separation

12th of December 2018
Sweepers - six degrees of separation

Dust, stones, rubble, leaves, paper cups, broken glass, takeaway cartons – these are just a few of the items that a sweeper has to pick up. So, what are the challenges involved in removing such a vast array of debris, asks Ann Laffeaty? And do sweepers need to be able to separate out all those different types of rubbish?

Most cleaning

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Abrasive blasting - high pressure opportunities

6th of December 2018
Abrasive blasting - high pressure opportunities

High pressure cleaners can be used for many cleaning tasks - among them is professional abrasive blasting. This brings with it new business opportunities, writes RM Suttner for ECJ.

The high pressure cleaning device is the universal platform for a wide variety of cleaning tasks. In order to open up new fields of application of the device and to

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Under pressure

5th of December 2018
Under pressure

Growing concerns about the need to save water plus a heightened focus on operator safety are just two of the challenges confronting today’s high-pressure cleaning market. Ann Laffeaty finds out about the key pressures facing the industry – and asks what companies are doing to overcome them.

Like everything else, the cleaning industry

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Sanitisers and disinfectants - a closer look at resistance

4th of December 2018
Sanitisers and disinfectants - a closer look at resistance

ECJ examines how understanding how different types of resistance may impact the effectiveness of sanitisers and disinfectants - with the help of Dale Grinstead, PhD, senior food safety technology fellow at Diversey.

Resistance is the ability of a microorganism to exhibit reduced sensitivity to an antimicrobial treatment that would be effective

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