Snake-arm robotics provide access solutions for industries such as nuclear, aerospace, medical and security. They have flexible robotic arms that don't have prominent elbows, so they can follow their nose into confined spaces. OC Robotics is the leading commercial manufacturer of snake-arm robots in the world and each of their latest Series II systems uses 38 motors.
Snake-arm robots are highly flexible robots ideal for working in confined and hazardous spaces.
Driven by wire ropes, and controlled by OC Robotics’ proprietary software, snake-arm robots are able to traverse cluttered environments and conduct activities such as inspection, fastening and cleaning when integrated with off-the-shelf or custom design tools.
Snake-arm robots are ideally suited for confined and hazardous applications, as the motors, electronics and control systems are situated outside of the environment, with only the arm itself being deployed into the work space.
Snake-arm robots are designed with a hollow core, allowing cabling, hoses and other equipment associated with the tool to be routed through the centre of the arm.
Watch maxon’s short video to find out more about the company and snake-arm robots, from Andrew Graham, Technical Director and Founder of OC Robotics.