Digitised processes, autonomous systems, zero emissions – topics of the future, yet challenges that have long since reached the Cleaning and Municipal Technology market. Hako meets these challenges with over 70 years of experience, a keen sense for our customers’ needs, and pioneering ideas creating significant impetus for the future of professional in- and outdoor cleaning.
The market’s interest in autonomous machines has increased substantially – not least because of the increasing shortage of skilled labour in the cleaning industry. Since Hako always develops new products with a close eye on future requirements, we are, of course, already working on a solution: namely the Scrubmaster B45 i, our prototype of an autonomous cleaning machine.
Equipped with an innovative drive technology, special sensors, a 3-D camera system and our in-house-developed navigation software, this machine is able to carry out standardised work autonomously. We have married the squeegee and the brush head and moved the drive system to the rear of the machine in order to optimise the cleaning result. This not only optimises the water intake but also reduces the times the machine gets stuck when coming up against obstacles, and improves both its traction and manoeuvrability.
Future-oriented technological solutions are made for people. This is why Hako particularly focussed on user-friendly operation and programming when developing the autonomous cleaning machine. A tablet with an innovative and intuitive touch screen allows easy loading of routes and makes operating the machine very simple. Yet another benefit for both the cleaning staff and the operating company: The machine can also be used manually as a conventional walk-behind scrubber-drier to carry out quick interim cleaning tasks.
Since the particular challenge of autonomous cleaning lies in carrying out applications in complex, public, and constantly changing environments, safety plays an important role. Test runs have provided evidence that Hako has successfully solved the issue of identifying and circumnavigating obstacles safely and reliably.
The autonomous cleaning machine RoboScrub has already successfully proved its efficiency in the field, from working in production halls and warehouses with narrow aisles to cleaning highly frequented shopping centres. The compact scrubber-drier safely navigates around obstacles and provides excellent cleaning results.
At Hako, meeting our aspiration of combining economic efficiency and sustainability enjoys top priority. This is why, in the field of electromobility, we take pride in developing zero-emission solutions for the future of Municipal Technology. The result: the Citymaster 1650 ZE – Hako’s all-electric city sweeper.
The compact sweeper Citymaster 1650 ZE follows Hako’s “One for all” principle: The machine has been designed to provide use as a versatile, high-performance implement carrier for all-season application – for example wet cleaning, water applications and light-duty winter service tasks.
All-electric drives demonstrate their efficiency advantages over conventional diesel-hydraulic drive systems in every application. Both significantly reduced energy costs and the expected durability of the components therefore counterbalance the fact that the battery technology makes the machines initially more expensive.
Though working with reduced exhaust and noise emissions, the Citymaster 1650 ZE does not spare on driving and operating comfort: The machine is equipped with the same superior features as the new Citymaster 1650, such as Hako’s one-button operating system starting all the cleaning functions at just the push of a button, the tool-free attachment quick-change system, and the ergonomic design of the workplace.