Conclusions from the Trombia Free airport pilot:
Excellent results in efficiency in high level maintenance operations both indoors and outdoors

Industrial sites and semi-closed environments such as airports or seaports will be the first places where autonomous vehicles will hit the duties full scale. 

The results  of the Trombia Free autonomous street sweeper pilots showed that autonomous technology operates efficiently in semi-closed areas such as parking lots where both narrow indoor spaces and busy outdoor areas need continuous maintenance.

  Trombia Free handled all the cleaning tasks much more efficiently than standard suction sweeping technology. Our patented air knife technology made it possible to clean even the dustiest corners without throwing water on the surface. That is a key to continuous year-round maintenance when temperatures go below zero celsius, say Antti Nikkanen, CEO of Trombia Technologies.

Trombia Technologies will roll out remote operator centers and a specific service dock that enables efficient logistics for transfer and unloading of the autonomous sweeper in 2022. This will release the full potential of autonomy for the maintenance operators. 

The 10 days pilot focused on demonstrating the effectiveness and environmental potential of autonomous and electric sweeping. The pilot in Helsinki Airport was executed together with facility management operator ISS Finland in July 2021. 


Key findings included:

    zero occurred safety risks

    low noise levels even around the autonomous sweeper

    effective cleaning results across the whole working width both indoors and outdoors

    year-round use with waterless air knife technology

    good cost efficiency that will improve even more with remote operator centers rolling out 2022

    30 tons less Co2 emissions with every sweeper.


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