OC Robotics has experts dedicated to analysing problems in industrial settings. The extent of the applications snake-arm robots is continually expanding to embrace new sectors. The success traditionally experienced in the areas of nuclear, aerospace and defence is now burgeoning into other vital areas, from fuel-storage to medicine and more.
1. Confined spaces
2. The solution
3. Snake-arms in action
One of the key advantages of OC Robotics’ snake-arms is the potential for variation in scale. The smallest snake-arm so far delivered was a 12.5mm diameter portable endoscope for the Department of Defense. At the other end of the spectrum, the longest arm analysed is a 100m long snake for pipe-work inspection.
Mobility of the robot systems is often of importance to OC Robotics’ clients. Some of the smaller snakes delivered have been completely mobile with battery operation. Some of the larger and more complex robots have been able to be installed and deployed very quickly and then operated remotely with mobile laptops.