Novotel Hyderabad Airport develops an innovative foot-operated sanitizer dispensing machine

The machine has been developed from discarded scrap machinery

Novotel Hyderabad Airport team has introduced a foot-operated sanitizer dispensing machine developed  in-house to contain the spread of  COVID-19. The hotel has introduced this innovation in a bid to practice and promote touch free dispensing of hand sanitizer. 

By merely pressing the button with a foot, the bottle dispenses the liquid.This flow of liquid is mechanically controlled to prescribed limits.  The sanitiser dispensing machine was designed in-house by the fortified engineering team of the hotel. The machine has been developed from discarded scrap machinery. 

"The fortified engineering team realized that the hotel would need at least of 35-40 hand self-dispensing  sanitizer machines which could cost the hotel upwards of INR 8000/- per machine. Given the cost, the team came up with an idea of unique machine that was designed in-house and could be developed from discarded scrap machinery. This product was so fine that when it was kept in the lobby for few of our in-house guests to use it, they enquired about the company manufacturing it and how could they source it," said a spokesperson from the hotel.

"The team that was well guided by our Chief Engineer P. Sridhar and executed it on ground by team members Mukesh, Pravin, Jagdessh, Srikant, Wadala Sridhar, Santosh and Arvind," the spokesperson added.

Speaking about the new machine, Rubin Cherian, General Manager, Novotel Hyderabad Airport said “We are proud of Mr. P. Sridhar, Chief Engineer and his team endeavour to present a novel solution to the world’s current battle against COVID-19. His effort is not only an inspiration during such testing times but is also aimed at motivating everyone to carry on the “We don’t stop’ spirit in their own way. Novotel Hyderabad Airport is taking all precautionary measures to our employees, staff & customers who are in the hotel to fight against COVID-19”.

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