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Preparing for operation is relatively quick:
- Unplug battery charger from rear of robot. Power up and log in.
- For the DuoBot® and HydroBot®, install cotton filter into canister. Add no more than 3-6 oz. of non-foaming cleaning solution.
- Power on robot and enter assigned passcode using keypad.
- Fill the DuoBot® and HyrdroBot® tanks with water and cleaning solution to the prescribed line. Inspect the water purification system.
- On-board diagnostics automatically check sonars, battery levels, communications, contact sensors, fluid levels, and pager operation.
Steer the robot into position by using the handle bar control grips, which initiate movement of the robot.
Once positioned at the starting point, select a cleaning mode from the icon-based touch-screen pad.
There are three separate autonomous cleaning modes: Route Clean, Auto Clean & Spot Clean, as well as a Manual Clean mode.
Route Cleaning Mode is the most comprehensive, allowing you to choose from custom cleaning routes that have been previously mapped and stored in memory. This provides a variety of route options based on your need or schedule. For example, you may choose the route to clean all or only some of the halls or rooms in a floor plan.
Auto Clean Mode is used for singular large rectangular areas that have not been mapped.
Spot Clean Mode is for areas 20 square feet or less. The robot will automatically detect width of the area and set the correct number of looping passes to cover the floor surface.
Manual Mode is for quick spill clean-up or areas with minimal cleaning. The robot runs in forward and reverse, and can turn 180 degrees. In the HyrdroBot® and DuoBot®, you can set the amount of water to be distributed on the floor.
Once you have selected a cleaning route and style, simply press go and the robot will run by itself for up to 4 hours of uninterrupted cleaning (longer if you swap out the batteries with the optional Battery Exchange Kit).
The operator is now free to work on other cleaning projects.
Once the robot has completed the assigned area it can either return to the starting point, or stop and page the operator.
An amber light provides a visual indicator that the robot is in operation.
Operators are alerted via local pager, e-mail or cell phone text messages when the robot needs assistance.
Alerts occur when the machine has stopped, become blocked, paused, or the emergency stop button was pressed.
The pager notifies the operator to attend to the machine and view the alert on the robot’s user interface.
Messages to e-mail addresses and to cell phones as texts provide more description, including successful route completion, low battery, clogged filters, low tank solution, etc.
All machines have paging capability. E-mail and cell phone text messaging require a local Wi-Fi or 3G connection.
The robot will operate for about four hours per battery pack charge.
Before recharging, maneuver the robot to the fluid dump location and power it off.
Remove the dump hose to dump the fluid, then remove and clean the filters.
To charge the robot, plug the red battery charger into the rear of the robot; it needs at least 8 hours to charge properly.
There is an accessory Battery Exchange System that allows the operator to quickly swap batteries for an additional four hours of operation.
The robots use gel cell batteries, which don’t emit fumes while charging.
The Overview screen identifies each machine in your account, the physical location, date and duration of the last usage, and total usage since the machine was placed in service. Addition details are available in the Site Reports and Machine Reports.
Performance reports are accessible through Wi-Fi and 3G networks to help supervisors effectively manage the cleaning process. Reports show the machine location, operator identity, running times and dates, and any maintenance issues. This information can be e-mailed to a selected account on a predetermined schedule, or wirelessly accessed from our secure customer portal on the Intellibot Website.
The Site Report shows all robots at a location and the individual serial numbers, the model, date and time of the last usage, total usage, date of last service, date of installation, and indicates if robots are presently online and communicating with the server.
The Machine Report is for an individual unit showing the date of usage, start time, duration, the individual route that was run (there can be multiple routes at a facility), the operator, and a status report. This information is available on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis
Administration access is through the Contacts Form. The administrator sets up everyone in the organization who should receive reports. Individuals may select the frequency and method they prefer to receive the reports, e.g. daily on-line, or weekly via email.
An Intellibot machine establishes its floor-cleaning parameters for each shift then moves from area to area without manual intervention.[/one-third]
Eco Save℠ advanced purification and recycling system uses 15 gallons of water per shift. That means less water use, less cleaning solution, and 85% less wastewater going down the drain.[/one-third]
[one-third last]Intelli-Trak℠ monitoring
Operational data is saved and compiled into a report that is sent to our servers. Our customers log in to access daily, weekly and monthly reports.[/one-third]