• ISSN: 2010-0248
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Innov.  Manag. Technol.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIMT
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IJIMT 2019 Vol.10(4): 169-173 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2019.10.4.856

A Study on the Conceptual Design Development of Cleaning Tools for Window Cleaning System

Kyoon-Tai Kim and Young-Hun Jun
Abstract— In recent years, both improvements in the outside environment and a clear view have been demanded by the operators of luxury shops located on the 2nd through 5th floors of high rise buildings. However, the conventional window cleaning methods and devices cannot satisfy this demand. For this reason, there is a pressing need to develop a new specialized window cleaning device. A new cleaning tool that addresses these unique window cleaning conditions is needed. In this study, this device has been developed in the form of a wiper and roller-brush type cleaning tool and an all-in-one cleaning tool. Then, the advantages and disadvantages of each tool are compared. Based on this analysis, the size of the all-in-one tool is reduced, and its system becomes simpler as a result. However, the all-in-one tool may leave traces or marks behind, a shortcoming that should be addressed before its commercialization. The analysis shows that all-in-one tool is small and lightweight, but there is a risk of leaving a trace on the window. On the other hand, separate type tool is somewhat larger and heavier, but the cleaning results are clear. Therefore, a separate type tool with excellent cleaning performance is more suitable.

Index Terms— Construction automation, window cleaning, cleaning robot, maintenance, cleaning tool.

Kyoon-Tai Kim and Young-Hun Jun are with the Construction Industry Innovation Center, Korea Institute of Civil engineering and building Technology, 10223 Kyunggi-do Korea (e-mail: ktkim@kict.re.kr, dudcns86@kict.re.kr).

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Cite: Kyoon-Tai Kim and Young-Hun Jun, " A Study on the Conceptual Design Development of Cleaning Tools for Window Cleaning System," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 169-173, 2019.

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