Constant inspection of critical infrastructure is important to monitor, evaluate and manage resources all the time. Air robots have reduced the dependency on manual labor with regular maintenance checks and damage evaluation through advancement in technology. They are making the process faster, safer and cost-effective in a number of ways.
Earlier, critical infrastructure management was not only a time-consuming task but physically demanding as well. It resulted in hours of downtime and caused several accidents, leading to loss of property and human lives.
However, air robot technology has offered a safe route that doesn’t require labors to climb lofty structures with challenges like close in electric wires,bad weather, etc. The unmanned aerial vehicles are operated autonomously which allows the enterprises to view offshore and huge structures with safety, enabling frequent inspections.
At this juncture, the ability of air robots to carry heavy payloads up and above even in harsh environment has remained restricted. It is one of the important aspects of critical infrastructure management that has been recently addressed by SwissDrones, a high-tech company based in Switzerland that specializes in the development and production of unmanned air robots for superior endurance in critical aerial applications.
One of the best products of SwissDrones, ‘SDO 50 V2’ can be used as per specific needs, while allowing integration of heavy payloads. It uses market-leading cameras, sensors and software for aerial data gathering and processing. The best thing about the product is its long range and operational efficiency in bad weather, along with significant fuel reduction capabilities.
On the back of such innovative product-list, SwissDrones hasbeen able to attract investment from Luxemburg-based Boundary Holding, led by Rajat Khare.
The air robots have well and truly opened a new door for enterprises tasked with management and inspection of critical infrastructure assets.
They allow the companies to undertake complete assessment of the projects and equipment to compare the proposed lifecycle and data from previous inspections on a regular basis, followed by the implementation of preventive maintenance remedies.
It is no secret that such an organized process leads to an increasedlife-time of the assets, while avoiding manipulation, downtime and risk. When the data is presented, assessed and utilized, it enhances decision-making and forecasting, besides raising the standards of critical infrastructure management.