High costs, numerous manual procedures
and a big safety risk for workers:
A new robot-aided solution compensates for
all these negatives associated with work
on a drilling platform. An autonomous
drilling platform system has been developed
for use on land or at sea.
Previously, freely hanging cables were used for the 7th axis of a machine tool. The multi rotation module (MRM) from igus®, which allows rotational movements of up to 720 degrees, is now being used. As a result, rapid rotation of 180 °/s and acceleration of 30 °/s² with extremely fast changes of direction are possible.
Equipment for the production of different concrete elements: In this project in Thailand, a concrete spreader can only get to the place where it is washed via a branch line – the bucket has to travel 13,5 metres in the working area and a further 55 metres a day to the cleaning point.
Further participant applications 2016 (PDF)
The gold vector award was won by the company Robotic Drilling Systems from Norway. From r. to l.: Rune Bjørnbekk, Jimmy Bostrøm (both Robotic Drilling Systems, speaker at the award ceremony and patron of the competition Ken Fouhy, vdi nachrichten, Harald Nehring, igus GmbH.
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