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Advanced Construction Robotics launches rebar lifting robot

Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) launched a robotic that may carry, carry and place rebar referred to as IronBOT.

The robotic, which is ACR’s second product providing, can carry as much as 5,000-lb bundles of rebar in a transverse or longitudinal orientation without having any heavy lifting from crew members. 

IronBOT can work alongside ACR’s first robotic, TyBOT, which may self-tie horizontal rebar intersections. TyBOT has an lively tie price of over 1,100 ties and hour. 

IronBOT accomplished its inaugural challenge alongside TyBOT in February on the Port St. Lucie West Boulevard Bridge in Port St. Lucie, FL. The robots accomplished the challenge alongside Shelby Erectors, a building firm that focuses on constructing bridges. 

The crew initially estimated that rebar set up would take 14 days, however when augmenting Shelby’s crew with the BOT bundle the identical quantity of labor took solely seven days. Through the pilot challenge, IronBOT locations 147,032 lb of rebar, and TyBOT accomplished 58,068 ties over 6.5 manufacturing shifts. 

“We have been excited to have the ability to have IronBOT and TyBOT work collectively alongside our crews on this challenge. We have been impressed that we might slash our rebar set up schedule in half. We’re actively in search of new initiatives to include the BOT Bundle in our operations,” Jack Nix, COO of Shelby Erectors, Inc, mentioned.

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