The UVPANEL disinfects surfaces and air immediately after the elevator has been used or after people have come into contact with a surface. Due to the prompt destruction of possible infectious agents, high germ loads do not build up in the first place. The disinfection is user-oriented.
DISINFECTION IN THE ELEVATOR – SURFACES AND AIR
NO CHANCE FOR VIRUSES AND BACTERIA
autonomous and automatic real-time hygiene during operation
The installation of the UVPANEL in elevators will be carried out by the elevator companies. The UVPANEL will be delivered in October 2021.
The UVPANEL can be installed in almost any elevators. The installation takes place on the cabin ceiling.
Thanks to various sensors with which the UVPANEL is equipped, people as well as animals are detected in the effective range.
After the elevator has been used and is free of people, disinfection by means of UV-C light takes place automatically and autonomously.
As soon as persons or animals approach the effective area, disinfection in the elevator is stopped directly. The safety of the users is guaranteed at all times.
Disinfection is free of chemicals and only the amount of energy required is used.
Each disinfection process is logged and can be retrieved via the Bluetooth interface.
Hygiene in real time and during operation
Most hygiene measures and processes follow a static pattern and a fixed interval. In the graphic, this can be seen in the gray lines.
This is decoupled from the actual use of rooms. This sometimes results in high germ loads on surfaces.
With the UVPANEL, use-oriented hygiene is implemented in publicly accessible areas and without interrupting ongoing operations. This can be seen from the magenta lines in the graphic.
By initializing the disinfection process at the next possible moment after the use of a room, and as soon as no person is in the effective area, germ contamination on the surfaces is reduced promptly and reliably.
The UVPANEL bases its disinfection on the operation of the elevator, not the operation on the UVPANEL. The elevator does not have to be locked for disinfection, since the disinfection process starts during empty runs and thus uses every free second for disinfection.
Disinfection takes place without human interaction, so no manual intervention is required. The UVPANEL decides independently when and with what intensity disinfection can and may take place.
The UVPANEL uses the well-known UVC disinfection process. This process has been used successfully in many areas for years.
The UVPANEL reliably detects whether people are in the room or not. Even when they are not moving. Only when no one is guaranteed to be present does the system switch on. This completely excludes damage to the skin or eyes.
Due to the selection of particularly long-lasting components, maintenance or even the replacement of illuminants is not foreseen in the life cycle. Should intervention nevertheless be necessary, the system reports on its own and tells what needs to be done in clear and comprehensible messages.
When mounting the UVPANEL, you are not bound to any elevator control. It is mounted on the cabin ceiling and only requires a power supply.
With our technology, you can consciously avoid the use of chemicals and thus actively contribute to the protection of the environment. In addition, during the development of our products, attention was always paid to the longevity and sustainability of the individual components from the outset.
The protocols of the disinfection processes can be viewed in a variety of ways. Whether with our app, the cloud dashboard or in your own backend system, you decide. Do you want to receive active notifications about predefined events or determine yourself when and how you view the results? You determine when, what and how you receive the information and can adjust this at any time.
How it works
Thanks to the UVPANEL, passengers step into a freshly disinfected elevator. They hardly notice the panel itself.
When the passengers leave the elevator, viruses and bacteria may remain in the air and on surfaces, especially on buttons.
The UVPANEL now detects that no one is in the elevator and immediately starts the disinfection process.
As soon as the UVPANEL detects any movement or change, it immediately stops the disinfection process.
The air and surfaces are free of viruses and bacteria, and the next person enters a freshly disinfected elevator.
The individual disinfection processes are seamlessly documented. The logs can be retrieved in two ways: via smartphone with Bluetooth connection to the UVPANEL or via a gateway (available separately) directly in the backend or in a cloud.
Frequently asked questions
What is UV light?
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which spans the wavelength range from 100 nanometers (nm) to 400 nm, is the most energetic portion of optical radiation. UV light is classified by wavelength (measured in nanometers (nm)):
– UV-A: 400-320 nm
– UV-B: 320-280 nm
– UV-C: 280-100 nm
The UV-C radiation of the sun is filtered out by the earth’s atmosphere, all UV-C radiation occurring on earth comes from artificial sources.
How do viruses and bacteria react to UV light?
UV disinfection is most effective at wavelengths from 200 nm to 300 nm. UV-C rays have a strong virucidal and bactericidal effect. It is absorbed by DNA, destroys its structure and inactivates living cells. Microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are rendered harmless by the UV radiation within seconds. Spreading is thus no longer possible.
Which viruses and bacteria are rendered harmless by UV light?
With the correct UV radiation dose, all microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria are rendered harmless. The dose is calculated from the power of the UV-C source and the time of irradiation. Each virus or bacterium is deactivated or killed at an individual radiation dose. Since the radiation energy remains constant, only the duration of irradiation is different for each virus or bacterium.
Does UV light also help with SARS CoV-2?
Yes, because the UV rays do not differentiate between different types of microorganisms. UV disinfection depends on the dose of radiation, but also on the size of the organism – the virus, SARS CoV-2, which triggers Covid 19, is small and can be rendered harmless faster than a bacterium.
Furthermore, there is, for example, a study from KOREA University, which has researched exactly this.
Is UVC light harmful to humans?
Excessive irradiation with UV-C light can cause irritation of the skin (sunburn) and eyes in humans.
However, the systems developed by UVENTIONS prevent people from being injured by the rays during the disinfection process, thus eliminating any health risk for humans and animals.
When will the UVPANEL be available?
The UVPANEL will be available on the market in October 2021.
Can the UVPANEL be installed in any elevator?
In principle, the UVPANEL can be installed in any elevator, provided that the cabin ceiling allows it to be mounted. The power supply is routed from the car roof into the car. Integration into the elevator control system is not necessary.
Where else can the UVPANEL be applied?
The UVPANEL disinfects indoor areas with the help of UV-C light and renders almost all infectious agents on surfaces and in the air harmless. It can be used in public areas, everywhere where people literally “go hand in hand”.
The USE CASES are versatile, whether in offices, in care facilities, at the airports or sanitary facilities – click here to learn more.
How is it ensured that users are protected from the UV rays?
The UVPANEL is equipped with various sensors to ensure that the disinfection process only starts when no persons or animals are present. Should a person approach the effective area, the UVPANEL stops the beams in a fraction of a second. Motionless persons, for example, are also detected so that the UVPANEL does not start disinfecting when there are sleeping persons in the room.
Does the UVPANEL require a power supply?
Yes, the UVPANEL requires a power supply, as not enough energy can be used for disinfection through battery operation. We plan with a power supply of 240 VAC, 50 Hz.
Is the UVPANEL CE certified?
Yes, the UVPANEL has a corresponding CE certification.
What are the advantages of UV disinfection over spray or wipe disinfection?
Disinfection with UV light takes place without the use of chemical products and is therefore much more environmentally friendly.
Also, a disinfection process with UV light does not leave any odors, since (as previously described) no chemical agents are used. On the contrary, by inactivating bacteria (which are responsible for the development of odors), the cause of unpleasant odors is eliminated.
Furthermore, it should be noted that in the case of spray or wipe disinfection, the entire surface must be wetted and the exposure time must be observed. User errors can already occur here.
Also use the UVPANEL for disinfection in the following areas
Corridors and usable areas in hospitals and care facilities
Waiting rooms and areas
Schools and universities
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