Ever since bowling alleys stopped hiring teenagers to reset the pins and switched to automated systems, bowling has been on the path towards automation and the lane-cleaning 'Kegel Kustodian' is just another stop on the inexorable march towards robotic bowling efficiency. The purpose-built machine is exactly one lane wide and it promises to keep bowling alleys everywhere as oiled and shiny as the day their boards were laid.
Though the Kegel Kustodian offers a plethora of cleaning options for meticulous bowlers out there, its biggest draw is definitely its speed. Whereas hand-cleaning and polishing lanes previously took hours, the Kegel Kustodian works its magic in as little as 90 seconds per lane.
It also comes with 'myKegel,' an app and online service that helps users track details about the machine's performance.