Robot climber to safely check windmills




Robot climber to safely check windmills

Usually, wind turbines inspect for damage in two ways: either someone standing on the ground, looking at the design of binoculars or a telescope, or a mechanical engineer himself crawling on the top rope and check if everything is OK. As you can guess, the first method is not very effective, and the second – is very dangerous. On this occasion, in the State of Wisconsin Helical Robotics company has decided to offer an alternative way of seeing windmills – a robotic climber with installed panoramic camera.

For vertical lifting for quite slippery metal surface of the tower series Robot HR-MP uses magnets mounted right in their wheel. In this case, the robot is remotely controlled from the ground by man and does not require any wiring. Easily and safely. Another advantage of these robots is their size: it weighs 19 pounds and compact dimensions it can be a lot closer and safer to crawl to the difficult and necessary for the inspection sites near the windmill blades.


Moreover, the robot is able to lift cargo from various additional sensors up to 9 pounds. Thus the speed of his ascent is about 13.3 meters per minute. And five niodimovyh magnets that allow it to crawl on a plane, and on uneven surfaces.

If you have already gathered to inspect their personal wind turbine, we hasten to warn that the costs of such a robot starts at 19,995 dollars and depends on the installed equipment.
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