Robots are gradually beginning to infiltrate the cleaning industry. But is it ready for them? And will they ever replace people? Robot manufacturers and contract cleaning companies speak frankly to Ann Laffeaty.
Robots used to be the stuff of science fiction. So much so that the idea of using them in our daily lives once seemed absurd. Yet here
As a growing number of companies use technology to enhance their dosing systems, is there still a place for traditional chemical dispensing? Or are ‘intelligent’ systems becoming the rule rather than the exception? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
So-called ‘smart’ dispensing systems are increasingly finding their way on to the
Industry is becoming less ‘dirty’ and issues such as health and safety are coming to the fore. Meanwhile increasing levels of automation mean that electronic equipment is replacing mechanical components. What impact has this had on the wipes and cloths that are used to clean the equipment, surfaces and hands of operatives?
An increasing number of customers are demanding a ‘one product fits all’ solution to their chemical cleaning requirements. But how are manufacturers responding? And is there still a market for specialist products? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
In days gone by there were virtually no dedicated cleaning products and people had to use a
Cleaning is a traditional industry, and one that is slow to adopt change. But smartphones, tablets and other technological breakthroughs have infiltrated every sector over the past 10 years – and cleaning is no exception. So how is the industry adapting to changing times? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
Cleaning used to be all about hard manual
Everyone used to want a shiny floor. But the growing availability of alternative floor coverings coupled with concerns about cost, maintenance, health and safety have turned many building managers away from that highly-polished look. So are shiny floors on the way out? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
There was a time when highly-polished floors could be