Advance proudly announces that its industry-changing Advance Liberty A50 Autonomous Scrubber/Dryer won the Innovation Award in the Floor Cleaning Category at the Cleaning Show, an international cleaning industry conference held last month in London.
 
The Advance Liberty A50, designed in partnership between Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics, LLC, a leading provider of advanced robotics sensors and software, is specifically designed to leverage today’s most advanced autonomous technologies to make commercial floor care in such settings as retail, hospitality, education, healthcare, and more, more productive, safer and easier than ever.
 
“We are extremely pleased with this international innovation recognition for the Advance Liberty A50,” said Brian Kirkendall, global director of Industrial and Autonomous Product Marketing with Nilfisk. “The Advance Liberty A50 is the most important product innovation in our company’s history, incorporating military and space-grade technologies with intelligent perception and navigation in an effort to change the future of the commercial cleaning industry. While we at Nilfisk know the Advance Liberty A50 is the most innovative floor scrubber in the world, we are honored it has been recognized as such by our industry peers.”
 
The Advance Liberty A50, the first product to launch under Nilfisk’s pioneering Horizon Program, is the cleaning industry’s only stand-on scrubber/dryer that can be operated autonomously or manually, providing cleaning professionals with unprecedented flexibility based on their cleaning needs. With its proprietary sensor suite, software and camera, the scrubber/dryer recognizes unknown obstacles as small as a tennis ball and then automatically maneuvers around them, making the Advance Liberty A50 safe to use in open or congested spaces. And, a proprietary mix of technology, including cameras, sensors and lasers, allow the Advance Liberty A50 to accurately track its cleaning path and clean close to obstacles and walls.
 
Nilfisk introduced the Advance Liberty A50 to the commercial cleaning industry in October of 2016 at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North American Tradeshow and Conference in Chicago. The product will officially launch this spring.