The future of window cleaning with Michael Brown

Advancements in automated window cleaning technology: a game changer

Michael Brown
, chairman, and CEO at Skyline Robotics joins Builder Nation's Podcast host Elisa Muñoz to share his experiences as a roll-ups leader with 35 years of career in business services.

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As technology continues to revolutionize various industries, the window cleaning industry is not left behind. With the introduction of automated window cleaning technology, the traditional method of cleaning windows is becoming obsolete. 

Automated window cleaning involves using machines to clean windows without human intervention. These machines are powered by advanced technology and designed to move along the surface of a building while navigating around obstacles to ensure thorough cleaning.

In this article we will explore the concept of automated window cleaning, learn about the technology behind it, and discuss its benefits.

The Technology Behind Automated Window Cleaning

Automated window cleaning robots are equipped with advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence, sensors, and cameras, that enable them to navigate around obstacles and ensure a thorough cleaning. 

There are different types of automated window cleaning devices, including suction-based machines and robotic machines. These offer several advantages, such as improved safety, faster and more efficient cleaning, and cost-effectiveness, reducing the disruption caused by cleaning activities and eliminating the need for expensive equipment and insurance for human window cleaners. 

Skyline Robotics is a leading provider of automated window cleaning technology. The company's devices use state-of-the-art technology to clean windows without human intervention. They provide a variety of devices to suit different building types, ranging from skyscrapers to small shops. Their goal is to eliminate the need for expensive and dangerous manual cleaning methods. 

Equipped with AI and sensors, these devices are designed to move along the surface of the building, navigating around obstacles and ensuring a thorough cleaning process. Some of these devices can even be controlled remotely using a smartphone or tablet, and programmed to clean specific areas or windows on a regular schedule. 


What is Ozmo Technology?

Automated window cleaning devices now utilize Ozmo technology to provide optimal cleaning results. This technology functions by utilizing a specialized brush, along with purified water, to effectively remove dirt and debris from windows.

The Ozmo system guarantees a spotless and streak-free finish by removing all impurities from the glass. To achieve this, purified water is first sprayed onto the glass surface and then agitated by the brush to loosen dirt and debris. Afterward, the water washes away the dirt, leaving behind a spotless surface, eliminating the need for cleaning chemicals and making it an eco-friendly cleaning solution. 

Additionally, the system uses less water than traditional cleaning methods, making it more water-efficient. Ozmo system uses a force sensor to determine the appropriate pressure to clean windows with, as well as Lidar-Light Detection and Ranging, a sensing system for precise remote sensing to determine its location and direction. Ozmo's algorithms keep it stable even in challenging conditions such as wind as it continually recalculates its cleaning path to ensure it takes the best possible route.

Moreover, Ozmo can be stopped at any time for safety reasons. With these features, Ozmo is changing the window cleaning industry, providing a safer, more efficient, and more effective solution for window cleaning.

Benefits of Automated Window Cleaning

Automated window cleaning technology offers several benefits over traditional window cleaning methods. Some of these benefits include

  • Time-saving: these devices can clean windows much faster than humans can, meaning that the process takes less time overall. This can be especially helpful for large buildings with many windows that need to be cleaned regularly.

  • Cost-effective: automated cleaning devices can save money over time by reducing the need for human labor. This means businesses can save money on labor costs while keeping their windows clean and well-maintained.

  • Improved safety: the technology allows clean windows without the need for human intervention, offering an additional advantage of enhanced safety. This is particularly crucial for buildings with high or difficult-to-reach windows where the risk of accidents or injuries is higher. 

  • Consistent results: these devices are programmed to clean windows in a specific way, meaning that they can provide the same level of cleaning every time. Contrastingly, human cleaners can frequently miss spots or leave windows uncleaned leading to inconsistent cleaning quality.

Future of Automated Window Cleaning Technology

Automated window cleaning technology is revolutionizing the industry, providing faster, more efficient, and more convenient cleaning than ever before. Businesses can now save time and money by using automated window cleaning technology without compromising on the quality of the cleaning.

Looking to the future, we anticipate even more efficient and effective devices that will further enhance the window-cleaning experience. As technology advances, we can expect to see continued improvements in automated window cleaning devices. It's time for businesses to embrace automated window cleaning as the future of window cleaning, by doing so, they will be able to contribute to a more sustainable environment.

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