It’s a difficult query: tips on how to examine the ceiling of an enormous manufacturing facility, with out having to close it down. Czechoslovakian beer big Pilsner Urquell discovered the reply with Flyability’s collision-tolerant Elios drone, designed to navigate tough areas. Able to collect good footage whereas bouncing unhurt off of obstacles, Elios was capable of negotiate electrical wiring, sound boundaries, sprinklers, and vents to examine the beams and trusses of the Pilsner Urquell bottling plant.
Building rules require that the ceiling of the ability be inspected annually, and an in depth inspection be carried out each 10 years. Inspecting the 30,000 sq. meters (practically 7 and a half acres) plant is not any small challenge. It’s typically carried out by 5 employees who climb to the ceiling to carry out a visible inspection. This requires scaffolding and a security web to be constructed for the challenge. The course of takes over a month.
Not solely is the work harmful and time consuming, additionally it is extraordinarily pricey. During inspection, the bottling manufacturing should be stopped within the space that’s being inspected. While the corporate doesn’t launch actual figures, lowering the manufacturing of 60,000 bottles of beer per hour for over 35 days is an costly proposition.
It was thought of a regular enterprise expense – till the staff at Drony SITMP, a drone service supplier, Flyability reseller and innovation middle based mostly within the Czech Republic, met the inspector accountable at Pilsner Urquell whereas on one other mission. She instantly noticed the chances of utilizing Elios; and the corporate administration was immediately serious about pursuing a way of inspection that didn’t require stopping manufacturing, says Ondrej Bouček, drone skilled at Drony SITMP. “The drone was exactly the solution for their situation,” he feedback.