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Drive a snake-arm robot at Farnborough Airshow!
Product News Wednesday, June 27, 2012: OC Robotics
Hot on the heels of our recent successes with Areva and LaserSnake, we would like to invite you all to our stand at Farnborough Airshow - come and have a go at driving one of our snake-arm robot systems!
OC Robotics will be exhibiting two live demonstration Explorer snake-arm robot systems at Farnborough International Airshow, from 9th to 13th July 2012 at stand A11 in Hall 1. OC Robotics has been working with Airbus UK and KUKA, developing aerospace robots to deliver end effector packages capable of inspection, drilling, sealing and swaging during the low-access assembly process.
The first system, mounted on an industrial robot, will simulate work within a wing box, with a wing box mounted both vertically and horizontally to mimic current assembly methods. The second system, mounted on a simple rail, is our new hands-on Explorer demonstrator, which will allow delegates to drive a snake-arm robot through a challenging confined-space course. There’s even a prize if the end of the course is reached!
OC Robotics has developed a range of robots suitable for remote controlled operation in confined or hazardous spaces. These snake-arm robots are designed to be long and slender. They are all wire-rope driven with actuators, electronics and motors located in the base of the device. Snake-arm robots do not have prominent elbows that can cause damage to sensitive equipment and they are easily maneuvered into position and retracted back without disturbing their environment.