The largest robot in the world will be built in The Netherlands.
If all goes well, the first model of the largest robot in the world will be delivered by supplier LR Systems to the first customer Singapore Airlines in the third quarter of 2017. With 26m reach height, and weighing 48 metric tons, the Laser Coating Removal (LCR) robot will be the largest robot in the world.
The robot uses a high power CO2 CW laser as the method of paint removal, combined with a built-in colour recognition and control system allowing it to strip both metal and composite surfaces with high precision, referred to as ‘selective stripping’. The laser ‘burns off’ the selected paint layer, whereby the paint residue is immediately vacuumed from the surface as it is burned off, subsequently passing through a filtration system.
HIT provides LR systems in the design of the Laser Coating Removal robot (LCR) with consultancy in the area of risk analysis
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