This robot can climb vertical walls, follow circumferential paths inside pipe structures and can also pass over complex combinations of convex and concave step obstacles.
Lightweight & Compact
With a total weight of less than 10 kg the BIKE robot can be deployed through a 12” (300mm) man-way. Free maneuverability is possible in 15" pipes (400mm).
Modular & Versatile
The platform can be equipped with inspection technology such as pan-tilt cameras or NDT sensors, meaning the operator can use the equipment he already has from a safe&remote location.
BIKE platform 2016
Mobile inspection and maintenance robotics is a fast growing industrial market. One of the main advantages of mobile robots is that they can reach locations inaccessible by humans because of size constraints, temperature, immersion in liquids or safety reasons. Certified and experienced engineers today enter and “look” at the predefined locations to take pictures for reporting. Beside very expensive organizational issues such as watchmen and ventilation this procedure is very dangerous for the experts. In this framework, the BIKE inspection robot has been developed. The BIKE platform is a magnetic wheeled robot capable of inspecting power plant facilities and multiple applications in the oil&gas industry, such as vessel or pipe inspection.
How it works
To climb obstacles (e.g. stairs) Inspection Robotics introduced the innovative locomotion concept with climbing and obstacle passing capabilities. It consists of four magnetic wheels aligned in 2 rows which allows the robot to pass convex and concave 90 degree corners.
- ultra compact robotic platform
- 2 integrated inspection/navigation cameras
- lightweight and fully remote controlled
- crossing convex and concave 90 degrees corners
The BIKE platform can be used for all visual inspections on ferromagnetic steel structures.
- oil rigs
- ship hulls
- steel factories
- steel bridges
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BIKE platform 2016
Length 264 mm (10.4”) x Width 190 mm (7.5”) x
Height 217 mm (8.5”)
|Weight (without cables)||10 kg (22lb)|
|Payload||5 kg (11 lb)|
|Speed||fully adjustable, max. 60 mm/s (2.3”/s)|
|Drive units||4 integrated drives|
|Power Supply||48V via umbilical cable from external supply station|
inspection robotics motor controller with integrated
Active Slippage Control (ASC)
|Cable length||30m (100ft) standard, longer on request|
|Control||Built-in touchscreen and industrial Joystick|
|Power Supply||100-240 V AC 50/60Hz, max 200W|
Length 340 mm (13.4”) x Width 350 mm (13.8”) x
Height 130 mm (5.1”)
|Weight||14kg (31lb) without cabeling|
|Content Basic Set|
|BIKE robot in a rugged transport box||comes with full software package, two built-in navigation cameras and umbilical|
|Supply Station - built in a rugged hard shell box||all power & communications cable included, software pre-installed|
|30m cable from supply station to robot||longer cables available on request|
|Pan-Tilt Camera||for 360° views|
|manway camera||to be positioned at the entryway, navigation aid|