No more climbing up scaffolding to work up high - we have designed and built industrial balloons to do your job for you while you monitor and control everything from the ground.
You may be thinking they’re just drones – but read on to find out more about our creation: the ballooncopter. It’s a completely new kind of special-access equipment with many possibilities and capabilities to offer.
Aerobotics 1 - Service and inspection with the Balloncopter
Aerobotics 1 combines balloon and two-armed drone and is steered from the ground. It is designed to work at heights between 10m and 300m.
Equipped with 8-20 tools it can conduct haptic inspections in accordance with DIN 1076 as well as maintenance and construction services.
All tasks, whether ceiling or wall, are performed by robotic arms that you control with the help of cameras from ground level.
Why is it a “ballooncopter” and not a drone?
Drones can only perform documentary tasks at a fixed distance from a surface
The robotic balloon allows you to work at elevated heights with no risk to personnel
The robotic arms are attached non-centrally to the top of the balloon – a drone would not be able to support them and tip over
There is no risk of collapse or falling in the case of a power cut
The balloon doesn’t stir up dirt and is precisely manoeuvrable in all directions
Test flight in cargo hall
Inspection of steel structure
Robot balloon in test flight
Selection of services
All can be performed around the back of structures, on the underside of roofs and behind or between objects.
Measuring the thickness of paint layers
Data collection such as metal reinforcement scanning, monitoring and gluing cracks, reference marking, measuring the strength of concrete
Cleaning damaged areas and documentation
Core and surface samples, crack endoscopy
Ultrasound scans of prestressing steel in concrete ceilings
Non-destructive testing of concrete compressive strength with a rebound hammer
Complementary impulse-echo-technique for examining concrete structures
Measuring corrosion in steel frameworks
Monitoring and testing weld seams
More economical than conventional access solutions/li>
Faster set up
Long working hours possible (including at night)
Operable from ground level via a curved screen
Photos are simultaneously transmitted and saved
Data transmission via radio
No floor load, obtrusive constructions or access problems, easy transportation