IMPLEMENTATION

of the autonomous sweeper B2

Test the sweeping robot B2 IN YOUR FACILITY

Convince yourself of the cleaning power and the autonomous
functions before you buy the selfdriving sweeper:

Book a demo

all Topics around the Setup and Operations of the autonomous sweeper b2

Topics

The robot navigates using onboard visual sensors and a digital map that is created as part of the deployment process. This digital map is used as the basis, to define the operating and cleaning areas of the robot. Therefore - and in contrast to many other robots - B2 can operate well in changing environments.

Navigation
Vision-based (using 3D Maps)
Obstacle handling
Vision-based, dynamic rerouting around obstacles or “stop and go” with a configurable delay (e.g. 5 seconds). Close to static object cleaning with 0 - 3 cm distance of front brushes to static object (e.g. wall, curb)
Outdoor navigation
Vision-based (3D Map), using long rage 3D top lidar (up to 150 meters visibility), optional GPS-RTK module on request
Path finding
Logical, point-based path (not random)
Operating mode
Autonomous or manual (via safety certified remote control)
Resilience in navigation
Very high, on average re-mapping is required less then once per year
Light conditions
B2 can operate in dark environments, at night, in full sunlight

The starting, scheduling and stopping of the robot runs are performed through dedicated web apps. The web-based customer portal allows contactless management of cleaning runs.

Instant start
Yes
Recurring cleaning runs
Yes, via web-based calendar based scheduling
Live view of cleaning runs
Yes, via web-based customer portal
Limit of cleaning routes per map
9999
Runs with multiple cleaning routes
Yes
Start position
One per cleaning route

B2 performs all computations for navigation and routing on the robot. Network connectivity is required at the start and at the charging position. If needed, our remote operator service can help the robot. For this, a stable internet connection is needed, therefore a good network connection throughout the complete operating area is preferred.

Wifi support
Yes, B2 supports 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands
LTE support
Yes, in Germany the required SIM card is provided by ENWAY
Network
Network traffic is encrypted and routed in a separate VPN, this includes HTTPS over VPN
Beacons
No reflectors, QR codes or other changes in infrastructure are required for the operation of B2
Power requirements
230 V, 16 A, Schuko

Pricing for B2 consists of the price for the robot, as well as a monthly software subscription. Detailed pricing information are available here.

B2 sweeper
79 000€ (in Germany, excl. VAT). Additionally, a monthly software subscription applies. Alternative pricing, and discounts for volume, are available. Full pricing information can be found here.
Inductive wireless charging station
8 000€ (in Germany, excl. VAT). Full pricing information can be found here.
Demo / Trial operation
Minimum fee of 1500 €
Availability
Due to high requests we currently have a lead time of 2 - 3 months for demos and full deliveries
Financing
Leasing options available
Return on invest
Depends on usage, in a lot of cases in 1 - 1.5 years. See our ROI calculator here.

The robots react dynamically to environmental changes to ensure continuous cleaning processes. When an obstacle is detected, the machines slow down, stop if necessary, go around the obstacle, or immediately choose an alternative route. The cleaning robots work safely around people. For this purpose, they are equipped with a multi-level safety system.

B2 operating areas
Non-public areas such as warehouses, production facilities, access restricted private areas.
Fire suppression
Blazecut fire suppression system available on request
Declaration of conformity
EC Declaration of Conformity. Complies with the basic health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Bumper bars
Front, rear and sides (PLe rated)
Lighting
2x directional blue spotlights, 2x orange warning lights
Safety noises
Alert sound when driving backward, can be configured to be always on

Please find all important information on the performance and technical data in our product flyer of the autonomous sweeper B2 here.

Cleaning width
Incl. 2 side brushes 1480mm
Battery specification
Lithium-Ion, 24V, 280Ah
Weight incl. battery
560kg
Noise level
74 dB measured above the seat
Areas, Routes and Schedules

Requirements for and preperation of the testing area and the responsible team (members): Trainings, 3D-mapping, parking- and charging-spots.

One of the first steps is the 3D mapping of the location. With the help of the recorded images, a high-performance computer generates a precise 3D map of the environment. The first test drives can then be carried out at the virtual location using simulation software.

At the end of the first week of the demo, ENWAY trains the responsible team in the company in which the B2 electrical sweeper is used. In a predefined test area, the employees independently carry out their first cleaning runs. They will also familiarize themselves with the functionality of the machine and the operator app. An area between 8000 -10000 m² is ideal for testing. In addition, the different areas of application should be selected for the test in which the robot is planned to be used (e.g. different floors, indoor/outdoor areas).

The machine unloads the swept-up materials automatically, e.g. into a container with a height of maximum 1.1 meters - or alternatively onto the floor.

Infrastructure and Network

The robots need a Wifi or LTE Network to connect to the opearor app and to the Remote Control Center. No additional markings or changes are required in the area of application.

The robot requires a covered parking space and a Schuco socket with 230 V to which the charger can be connected. Demos take place without using the inductive charger, the machine has to be plugged in and out instead.

The decision to operate with LTE or Wifi should be done befor the installation. You should only be using WiFi if there is uninterrupted coverage throughout the complete area. Otherwise, we prefer using LTE. The machine can work on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

Via the connection to the cloud as well as with the use of AI, B2 collects and saves experiences on every cleaning trip and shares them within the sweeping robot fleet. This has the advantage that  a new sweeper can use the fleet’s entire wealth of experience, and has the same knowledge, as all of the existing robots. A fleet of B2 cleaning machines can thereofore be scaled up quickly and safely. It also ensures that the robots learn from all new situations, can compare them with similar situations in the future and know how to react. Every challenge makes our robots even smarter.

Costs and Savings

The price for the test will be deducted from the purchase price. Additional to the hardware price of B2 and the battery charger, we charge a monthly Software Fee that depends on the area of application.

Customers buy the autonomous industrial sweeper B2 and the  optional inductive charging station. All prices, that you can find here, include the transport, the installation and the training of your team (members).

Additionally, we charge a monthly usage-based software subscription between. This includes the 24/7 remote monitoring of all cleaning runs and the build-in autonomous software in the B2 sweeper, as well as all software updates, implementation, service and support and the access to the apps. This fee depends on the use case. You find an overview of the cost per km and how much the autonomous cleaning safes you, compared to a manual sweeper, as well as our ROI calculator here.

Safety and Security

The security inspection covers risks such as edges, overhanging systems, railway or door systems, fire protection and of course IT security and data protection.

The robot can operate in private areas and semi-public places like recycling depots or a company parking lot. For the test, we’ll bring a fire extinguisher for lithium-ion batteries, as well as warning and information signs for the operation of the autonomous sweeper. We can also provide text templates for additional required notices.

The robots react dynamically to environmental changes  to ensure continuous cleaning processes. When an obstacle is detected, the machines are slowing down, stopping if necessary, going around the obstacle, or immediately choosing an alternative route. The cleaning robots work safely around people. For this purpose, they are equipped with a multi-level security system.

Nevertheless, should faults occur, the cleaning machines can be accessed at any time via the web app. In addition, ENWAY can stop the autonomous operation at any time via tele-operation.

How a typical two week customer demo looks like

Evaluate B2 in your system with a two weeks real world test of the machine. We will configure the system and teach you how to use it.

Mon
TUE
WED
THU
FrI
Arrival of the robot, 3D mapping, route determination, safety and security check
Test start
Testing
Testing
Training of the employees responsible for the robot
Start of the operational test run
Operational test run
Operational test run
Operational test run
End of operational test run, picking up the robot
Alternative pickup of the robot
Debriefing of the test run and next steps
Debriefing of the test run and next steps
Debriefing of the test run and next steps
Mon
Week #1: Arrival of the robot, 3D mapping, route determination, safety and security check
Week #2: Start of the operational test run
Week #3: Alternative pickup of the robot
TUE
Week #1: Test start
Week #2: Operational test run
WED
Week #1: Testing
Week #2: Operational test run
Week #3: Debriefing of the test run and next steps
THU
Week #1: Testing
Week #2: Operational test run
Week #3: Debriefing of the test run and next steps
FrI
Week #1: Training of the employees responsible for the robot
Week #2: End of operational test run, picking up the robot
Week #3: Debriefing of the test run and next steps
BOOK A DEMO AT YOUR SITE

AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS are always highly individual - both the implementation and the cleaning Operations

The phases of the two-week demo, presented as a table above, show the typical steps. In detail, however, the processes are always individually adapted to the respective use case. The sweeping robot is able to autonomously clean, for example, large indoor and outdoor areas such as warehouses, production facilities, recycling depots or parking lots. Therefore the use cases are very different and processes have to be adapted very individually. Tell us about your area of application so that we can provide you with the right information. We will show to you the economic potential of automating cleaning processes in the first meeting with ENWAY.