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Western Power charges forward with automated inspection

Friday 6th March, 2020

Western Power connects over 2 million customers covering an area in Western Australia bigger than the United Kingdom. The South West Interconnected Network (SWIN) is one of the largest grids on the planet and spans approximately 255,000 square kilometres. One of the largest challenges facing Western Power is maintaining a grid that spans from Kalbarri […]

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Automated inspection trial to begin on Dubai Metro tunnels

Monday 13th January, 2020

The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) is to trial automated technology as part of various initiatives undertaken by the Dubai Metro. The trial will inspect over 14km of network tunnels. Drones will be used to accurately assess the condition of the tunnels, with the end goal of reducing inspection times, especially for the […]

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Automated rail track inspection

Tuesday 26th November, 2019

Omnicom Balfour Beatty and the University of York have joined forces to create a rail track inspection system, which could save £10 million per year in maintenance costs for the rail industry. The project has been worked on for over two years, with the objective of digitalising line inspection, by using machine vision inspection systems. […]

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Drone used for aircraft automated inspection

Thursday 7th November, 2019

Aircraft maintenance provider AAR is the first company in America to use French company’s Donecle’s inspection drone to help improve efficiencies when inspecting its fleet. AAR is trialling automated drone technology to inspect the surface of the aircraft for damage and wear. The drone can inspect and oversee the surface of a Boeing 737 in […]

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Rolls-Royce engine inspection solution

Monday 16th September, 2019

Rolls-Royce has presented a range of robotic inspection solutions at the Farnborough Airshow, which could drastically change the way they inspect and maintain engines. Each project is in varying stages of development but all could reduce the time spent on manual inspection and improve efficiencies. One project that Rolls-Royce is developing alongside Harvard University is […]

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