February 28, 2023

Why your cleaning robot needs separate cleaning solution and recovery tanks

Have you ever seen someone at a party plunge a snack into a shared bowl of dipping sauce after they had already taken a bite? Although George Constanza would disagree, this practice is not recommended.

Robots that recycle their dirty water to clean the floors are the double-dippers of the floor care world. Much like the snack that someone has already touched, floor scrubbing robots that combine their clean water and recovery tanks into one are unhygienic.

Why should you choose a fully autonomous floor scrubbing robot with separate cleaning and recovery tanks?

Separate tanks equal a better clean

When you do multiple loads of laundry, do you clean your clothes in the same liquid from the previous wash cycles? 

Robot floor cleaners with a dual-tank design ensure a higher quality of cleanliness because you’re not reusing dirty water to scrub the rest of your facility.

When Neo dispenses a solution of clean water and detergent from its dedicated clean water tank, that solution is pristine; it hasn’t been used before and filtered for reuse. And because it’s equipped with a high-capacity 109L (28.8 gal) solution tank, you can clean more of your facility before you need to refill, maximizing your uptime and increasing your return on investment.

The robot cleans your floors, but who cleans the robot?

Improved productivity and efficiency are two important benefits of autonomous floor care. Why undermine these gains with a cleaning robot that weighs your team down in service and repairs?

One area for potential maintenance problems in single-tank designs are their filtration systems. Floor cleaning robots that share one tank for both clean and dirty water rely heavily on filters to remove germs and debris.

The continuous recycling of dirty, germ-packed, debris-filled water could potentially cause filter issues. It might also lead to the formation of a troublesome layer of gunk that requires constant attention. This could result in a situation where the more you deploy your cleaning robot, the faster the filter runs into problems.

Consequently, a clogged, obstructed or worn-out filter could allow more contaminants to survive the filtration process, a problem compounded the longer the robot is in operation.

As well as raising questions over any cleaning solution that passes through a filter, this could eventually sideline your cleaning machine. And after one look — and sniff — of these filters, it quickly becomes a task no one wants to complete.

With Neo, this problem doesn’t exist. A separate 135L (35.7 gal) recovery tank stores dirty water for later disposal; the water in the recovery tank will never get sprayed back onto your floors. This results in a clean, dry, streak-free finish, reducing repairs and costly downtime spent fixing a disgusting filter.

Another forward-thinking design element is the relative size between Neo’s clean and dirty water tanks. Neo has a larger waste water tank compared to the clean water tank, which means there is room to hold additional liquid. This helps prevent the recovery tank from overflowing when picking up spills and dirt from the floors.

When Neo’s dedicated recovery tank needs draining, you’ll receive an alert on Neo’s touchscreen interface with easy instructions. Moreover, there’s no need to get your hands dirty or expose yourself to the sights and smells of everything that was previously on your floors. Simply hook up a hose and let the robot do the work.

Press ‘Go’ and leave the mess to Neo

If you’re looking to simplify and enhance cleanliness levels at your facility, we have a hands-free and cost-effective alternative we’re confident you’ll appreciate. 

Contact us today to learn more.

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