Robots in the spotlight

Robots in production-based maintenance. What are they, what do they do? In the Robot Demo zone of Maintenance, several companies will be putting robots in the spotlight. Smart robots, you can be sure of that. Because an I-Ball, a coating robot, a cleaning robot, smart glasses… it all beckons to be discovered and tried, doesn’t it? Let yourself be convinced.

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IRISTICK

Iristick creates industrial smart safety glasses to support enterprises in their digital transformation. Iristick smart glasses are ruggedized, certified safety glasses with 2 cameras with a powerful optical zoom lens, barcode scanner, voice commands, unrestricted field of view and ‘full-shift’ battery capacity. All combined in a unique and comfortable design.

Iristick enables hands-free operations in three domains:

‘Remote Assistance’ allows an expert to remotely support a colleague during field-maintenance and training.

‘Digital checklists’ provide hands-free instructions when executing daily tasks.

‘Pick-by-Vision’ is the new way of operating logistics warehouses.

Iristick smart eyewear is currently being used and tested by customers in maintenance, after-sales support, logistics, shop floor activities, quality control, tele-medicine and education.

Iristick, based in Antwerp, Belgium, supports customers globally. Winner of a Red Dot Award 2018.

QLayer

While robotics has become the standard for many maintenance works completed today, the majority of coatings for industrial surfaces are still applied manually, resulting in a slow, unreliable, and even dangerous process. Qlayers has the ambition to change that.

With our crawler-based 10Q and 7CS robots for coating storage tanks and ships, as well as the BL8 painting tool for coating wind turbine blades using a robotic arm, we offer solutions for a variety of surfaces. The patented spray system includes our no-overspray hood and a suction system, forming a shield around the spray nozzle and that way eliminating overspray. This saves paint and protects both workers & the environment from the hazardous chemicals. By semi-automating the process using a remote control, we reduce people working at heights and thus lower risk, while at the same time increasing coating speed. Additionally, a consistent layer thickness leads to an improved coating quality and allows better prediction of degradation, enabling more accurate planning of maintenance.

For the future, we envision to make every surface functional by replicating microstructures as seen in nature, such as drag-reducing sharkskin. This can help to, for example, reduce emissions of ships and increase the energy output of wind turbines.

www.qlayers.com

ID-Tec

ID-Tec supplies innovative solutions for the inspection, cleaning and renovation of pipes, tanks and other spaces that are difficult to reach by people. Your people and wishes are central to our solutions, which translates into innovative and safe products, easy to use and maintain. Our technologies are used worldwide so that your job gets done faster and safer!

Together with our partners, we also continued the innovation in the Smart Tooling project and developed the I-ball inspection robot!

This ball-shaped robot can perform inspections in pressure vessels filled with liquids. The inspection data can be collected and communicated to your screen. Easy, right?

Curious about what else we do? Feel free to contact us!

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Netalux

While robotics has become the standard for many maintenance works completed today, the majority of coatings for industrial surfaces are still applied manually, resulting in a slow, unreliable, and even dangerous process. Qlayers has the ambition to change that.

With our crawler-based 10Q and 7CS robots for coating storage tanks and ships, as well as the BL8 painting tool for coating wind turbine blades using a robotic arm, we offer solutions for a variety of surfaces. The patented spray system includes our no-overspray hood and a suction system, forming a shield around the spray nozzle and that way eliminating overspray. This saves paint and protects both workers & the environment from the hazardous chemicals. By semi-automating the process using a remote control, we reduce people working at heights and thus lower risk, while at the same time increasing coating speed. Additionally, a consistent layer thickness leads to an improved coating quality and allows better prediction of degradation, enabling more accurate planning of maintenance.

For the future, we envision to make every surface functional by replicating microstructures as seen in nature, such as drag-reducing sharkskin. This can help to, for example, reduce emissions of ships and increase the energy output of wind turbines.

www.qlayers.com

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