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Automated cleaning of windows on standard facades

Automatisches Reinigen von Fenstern bei Standardfassaden
 
: Schraft, R.D.; Bräuning, U.; Orlowski, T.; Hornemann, M.

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Automation in Construction 9 (2000), Nr.5/6, S.489-501
ISSN: 0926-5805
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Cleaning Robot; window; facade; Roboter; Reinigung; Fassade; Fenster

Abstract
The aim of this applied research project is a cleaning robot which automatically cleans the outside of windows on a facade with vertical jambs and horizontal bars. The facade has to possess certain constructive properties. This "interface" enables the cleaning robot - which is detachable from the building and portable - to operate on any respectively designed facade on several buildings. A special cleaning-head keeps the water used for cleaning in a constant cycle. It is wielded through a filter and reused. The cleaning robot in operation is quicker, safer and cheaper than manual cleaning. Its use is environment-friendly and considerate with regard to resources.

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