Apollo Micro, DRDO develop UV germicidal curing conveyor

The system that eliminates microbes including Covid-19 virus coming through baggage is developed for heavy traffic areas like airports, seaports, metro rail stations, malls, defence installations, companies with a substantial workforce, and educat...

HYDERABAD: Apollo Micro Systems (AMS), a custom-built electronics and electromechanical solutions provider, has in collaboration with the public sector defence giant Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), announced developing the world’s first ultraviolet rays germicidal conveyor system.

The system that eliminates microbes including Covid-19 virus coming through baggage is developed for heavy traffic areas like airports, seaports, metro rail stations, malls, defence installations, companies with a substantial workforce, and educational institutions for installation at the entry points.

The collaborators view that the ultraviolet rays germicidal conveyor system, which was developed in a record time, can also help in opening up of travel and tourism sector soon.


AMS has for decades into design, development and sale of high-performance, mission and time critical solution to defence, space and homeland security for the ministry of defence and government controlled undertakings.

Announcing the launch of the UV conveyor system, AMS and DRDO said the machine yielded great results when deployed as a test case at the Cochin Airport.

The UV conveyor comes with complete certified efficacy wherein the DRDO provided the medical validation to the technology where the ultraviolet rays curate the baggage and make them free of virus and other microbes.
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“So far, we have been dealing with a visible enemy,” said DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy. “With this innovation, DRDO has shown its capability to fight the invisible enemies of humanity also.”

The DRDO chief advised AMS to seek to apply for global standardisation for the machine given huge scope for sales across the globe.

“We have had overseas enquiries too including from developed nations, but will export only after satisfying Indian needs,” said the AMS managing director B Karunakar Reddy. “We believe that this system will be the most effective solution to many challenges that India and the world is facing.”
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