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How Robotic Cleaning Machines Can Improve Productivity

October 14, 2020 8:00 AM by Tennant Company

Posted in Cleaning Solutions Productivity Best Practices Innovation & Technology Robotic Cleaning Machines

Tennant T380AMR Robotic Floor Scrubber cleaning in a small grocery store allowing for staff to be more productive

Keeping public spaces clean and disinfected is at the top of everyone's mind these days. But can you maintain the highest cleaning standards without sacrificing employee productivity? Thanks to advances in robotic cleaning machines, the answer is an unequivocal "yes!"  

Modern autonomous cleaning machines are not limited by physical tracks or magnetic beacons. Instead, these sophisticated cleaning machines utilize on-board artificial intelligence to carry out complex processes without sacrificing safety. They offer flexibility, convenience, and the ability to keep any facility clean.

Many robotic floor scrubbers are agile enough to navigate dynamic indoor spaces, even during business hours. That fact alone is leading more and more businesses to adopt robotic cleaning equipment. According to market research, the use of robotic cleaning is expected to grow by 46 percent each year through 2030. 

Here are some additional ways cleaning robots can help increase your cleaning team's productivity. 

Labor reallocation


Robots don't take the place of your staff. Instead, they tackle the mundane, rote tasks, allowing employees to focus on high-value tasks, deep cleans, restocking shelves, facility care, or targeted cleaning. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a priority on disinfecting high-touch surfaces. By using robotic floor scrubber to maintain floors, employees can focus their attention to door knobs, countertops, and bathroom fixtures.

More Efficient Cleaning

Autonomous cleaning machines allow you to clean areas more frequently without increasing labor costs. You can use a robot to clean the facility every day if that's what's required and never have to add employee hours to your payroll.


Use a robotic floor scrubber to clean narrow spaces and continuous routes. Today's robots are designed to adapt to your space, and can make their way around furniture, fixtures, and people without causing disruptions or accidents. 

Consistent Performance

Robots execute tasks with reliable consistency. There's no need for do-overs, so staff can focus on deep cleaning activities or other core tasks. Since robotic cleaning machines are equipped with data capture technology, you’ll have peace of mind and can easily verify that cleaning has been done and completed correctly.

24/7 Cleaning

Cleaning robots are quiet, safe and efficient. They can be used even while customers or staff are on the premises with little to no distractions. Robotic floor cleaners are even used in hospitals, which are generally very quiet spaces.

Ease of Use

Robots are easy to use. Your employees can confidently implement this technology and incorporate it into the daily cleaning schedule.

Robotic cleaning machines boost your team's productivity by allowing them to focus on cleaning tasks only a human can do. Robots also prevent the need to hire external labor to perform routine cleaning activities like floor scrubbing. Plus, they're highly maneuverable, easy to use and safe to use around customers, patients or guests.

Ready to learn more about robotic cleaning machines? Download our latest ebook, The Path to Autonomous Floor Cleaning, for your industry to see how a robotic floor scrubber can help your business.


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