by Brianna Crandall — June 7, 2021 — Kärcher North America, a subsidiary of global cleaning technology provider Alfred Kärcher, GmbH & Co, recently announced a partnership with biosafety company R-Zero to distribute R-Zero’s hospital-grade UV-C disinfection system, Arc. Kärcher will leverage its robust North American presence to deliver Arc’s sustainable disinfection technology to more organizations as the nation reopens.
Arc is engineered to be a highly effective tool allowing hospital-grade disinfection to be utilized in schools, hotels, senior-care facilities and workplaces. The device uses ultraviolet-C, a proven technology for over 100 years. UV-C is invisible light with special germicidal properties that destroys dangerous pathogens such as E. coli, MRSA, viruses, mold and SARS-CoV-2 in a matter of minutes, with a reported 99.99% efficacy rate. Designed for dynamic environments, users can save 20% – 30% of time needed to disinfect compared to alternative methods — plus it’s chemical-free.
Kärcher makes powerful and efficient cleaning solutions for home and professional use. Founded in 1935, Kärcher has a simple innovation philosophy: innovation is what benefits the customers. Today, approximately 90 percent of all Kärcher’s products are five years old or younger, and R-Zero’s Arc is the latest example of Kärcher’s commitment to helping organizations navigate the Covid-19 pandemic with breakthrough technology.
R-Zero was founded in the early days of the pandemic with the goal of making hospital-grade disinfection technologies more accessible, starting with Arc. Arc is a touchless, hospital-grade germicidal UV-C device, proven to destroy over 99.99% of surface and airborne pathogens in a 1,000 sq. ft. space, in just 7 minutes, according to the company. BLE and LTE-M connectivity shares usage data in real time, providing organizations with an auditable trail of all disinfection activities.
In less than a year, R-Zero’s Arc has emerged as a preferred market solution for a variety of businesses and sectors thanks to its accessible pricing, consumer-friendly interface, and scientific validation, points out Kärcher.
With cycle times as low as 3 minutes, Arc can help prevent Covid-19 outbreaks while reducing labor time for organizations. Additionally, Arc features Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity that provides an auditable trail of disinfection activity, making compliance both simple and visible.
For more information about the Arc UV-C light sanitizer, visit the Kärcher website.