A German engineering company developed a new portable cleaning system for germ-free shopping carts through UV sterilization method. This system works automatically and achieves hygiene standards under pandemic restrictions. The prototype has been tested, all rights have been patented, and the company is looking for manufacturing partners.
This German SME with more than 25 years of experience in engineering special equipment, simulation, construction, and product development created a new device as portable system for sterilization of shopping carts and is looking for manufacturing partners. The new development includes quick installation time, more convenience for consumers, high safety standards for shopping centres, supermarkets and retailers.
The prototype of the shopping carts cleaning unit is a simple construction, no larger than the standard shopping cart and easy to install as retrofit solution to every shopping centre or market place.
For the consumer acceptance high convenience and easy usability are available.
The prototype has been developed and is operating in field tests. It is common to all suitable shopping cart systems.
The increased hygiene requirements due to new ones regarding COVID-19 pandemic are achieved.
All supermarkets, shopping centres and retailers can benefit from this save, secure and flexible equipment.
All rights are protected by a patent. The developer team is looking for manufacturers throughout Europe and needs partners for a manufacturing agreement.
- Type of partner sought: The newly developed cleaning system is based on the following technical features and technical specifications:
• dimensions: Wide 860mm x Depth 1200mm x Hight 1215mm
• casing material: stainless steel, LED plexiglass
• fastening floor mounting with guide rails
• energy requirement: 220 V / ~ 0.5kwh
• car speed: max. 3m / s
• motor: 370 watts / output speed 50/min
• degree of protection: IP55 / sensors IP66
• connections: USB 3.0 / LAN
• sensors: Ultrasonic probes
• disinfection with UV radiation.
The considered partner should be able to manufacture this special system on the basis of stainless steel and plexi glas, to integrate the motor, the UV-radiation unit, the LED control area and the floor mounting on guide rails.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The considered partner should be able to manufacture this special system on the basis of stainless steel and plexi glas, to integrate the motor, the UV-radiation unit, the LED control area and the floor mounting on guide rails.
Under COVID-19 restrictions and other pandemic situations high standards of hygiene regulations must be fulfilled in shopping centers, supermarkets, and retailers.This is provided by the new cleaning system.
• cleaning process is monitored via colored light indicators,
• germ-free shopping carts after few minutes,
• low energy consumption through LED,
• number of persons in the shop can monitored via number of free shopping cars,
• increased convenience for consumers through automatic feeding and removal
• the new cleaning system is simple to install as retrofit solution
Cost saving potentials are based on disinfection per usage without chemicals or the need of special protection with safety gloves and security guards.
Field tested/evaluated - A prototype has been completed and is protected by a patent.
Design Rights,Patents granted,Trade Marks