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American Ultraviolet

the company's mobile room
sterilizer was developed in
2014 and has become very
popular in hospitals.

giving us more of a wealth of knowledge than many of
our competitors have."

Midwest

"we're probably the only ultraviolet company that sells in all
facets of the uv industry: germicidal, curing and coating. being
in all three gives us the ability
to take our experience with one
of these areas and apply it to the
other two." - Meredith Stines
ours in 1990 and they can't believe it still works," Stines
says. "That's a nice thing for us to be able to do."
Moving forward, American Ultraviolet will continue to
work to improve the products it makes with newer technology, like upgrading the standard curing lamp with
LED. "Hopefully that technology will expand. I assume it
will come into sterilization and be used in water purification," Stines says. "We could also potentially see it used
for in-room sterilization." mt

Product Improvements
Since it started nearly 60 years ago, American Ultraviolet has manufactured nearly 60,000 UVC germicidal fixtures for commercial, healthcare and residential applications. The company's systems are used to reduce harmful
pathogens, prolong the life of sensitive equipment and
improve indoor air quality in homes, hospitals, laboratories, clean rooms, commercial buildings and food processing plants. "American Ultraviolet is the clear leader
in hospital UV, water treatment UV, and UV air sterilization technology," the company says.
The Automatically Reliably Targeting Zero (ARTZ)
mobile room sterilizer was developed by American Ultraviolet in 2014, and Stines says since then the product
has become very popular in hospitals to eliminate microorganisms. Users of ARTZ input the dimensions of
the room they are in and the type of organisms they are
trying to remove on the device's control panel, and then
press start. The device disinfects the surfaces in minutes,
Stines says.
The company prides itself on the quality of its products and extensive tests are performed during production before shipment. In-person testing on customer
systems is conducted with customers present. American
Ultraviolet maintains the quality of its products through
lean manufacturing practices, such as just-in-time inventory control and manufacturing cells. "Customers come
to us at trade shows and tell us they bought a product of
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