Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics to Preview Industry-Changing Advance Liberty A50 Autonomous Scrubber/Dryer at ISSA 2016

Advance, the brand known and trusted to introduce productivity-enhancing innovations in the commercial cleaning market, proudly introduces the Advance Liberty A50 Autonomous Scrubber. 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 thrilled to launch the most advanced and easiest to use scrubber/dryer in the commercial floor care industry,” said Jonas Persson, president and CEO of Nilfisk. “Nilfisk has an unprecedented legacy of bringing ingenuity and innovation to market by way of products that improve and advance the industry. The Advance Liberty A50 is our most important product innovation yet, and it will set the standard and lead the way for intelligent equipment going forward in the commercial cleaning industry.”

The Advance Liberty A50 is the cleaning industry’s only stand-on scrubber/dryer that can be operated autonomously or manually

The Advance Liberty A50 is the cleaning industry’s only stand-on scrubber/dryer that can be operated autonomously or manually

The Advance Liberty A50 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. 

"Carnegie Robotics is excited to partner with Nilfisk to bring the most innovative and advanced scrubber to the commercial cleaning market,” said Steve DiAntonio, CEO of Carnegie Robotics. “We've adapted military and space grade technologies to provide the Advance Liberty A50 scrubber with state-of-the-art perception and intelligent navigation that deliver safe and reliable floor cleaning. At the same time, we’ve engineered a simple to use interface that enables flexible and efficient operation.”

The Advance Liberty A50 will be the first product to launch under Nilfisk’s recently announced Horizon Program, a pioneering global program that will deliver the most intelligent and technologically advanced cleaning solutions in the industry. Working with Carnegie Robotics, Nilfisk’s Horizon Program is a strategic, long-term initiative to launch multiple products that will provide the full spectrum of autonomous capabilities. Nilfisk’s work with Carnegie Robotics is the only partnership in the industry that combines the highest levels of expertise in robotics and commercial cleaning to design and develop state-of-the-art autonomous cleaning solutions that truly meet the needs of the commercial cleaning industry.

Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics are previewing the Advance Liberty A50 at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North American Tradeshow and Conference, taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place from October 26 – 28, in booth #1222. The product will officially launch in the spring of 2017.

About Nilfisk

Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment. For over 100 years, Nilfisk has been committed to making the world a cleaner place, and the company offers only the very best in cleaning solutions and technologies to millions of businesses and homes around the world. Nilfisk has sales companies in 45 countries, and its products and services are used in more than 100 countries across the world. Learn more at