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First Responder Surveillance Robot // ExRobotics

ExRobotics is the leading expert in developing rugged reliable robots for harsh environments that require ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 certification.  These ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 certified robots will be the new benchmark for inspecting and surveying potentially explosive facilities. They are equipped with a range of sensors and cameras that use a wireless network to communicate with a driver/ operator located in a safe control room.

FOR INCIDENTS WHERE EXPLOSIVE GAS MAY BE PRESENT

Responding to events, such as gas leaks, is traditionally very dangerous task. It requires breathing apparatus, protective clothing and a large safety hazard for the members of the emergency response team. Our first responder robots make it possible to reduce that risk and are specially designed to act in a similar way to bomb-disposal robots.

The first responder is typically deployed from an emergency response truck and driven at short range using a pad controller. It acts as the eyes, ears and nose of the emergency response team keeping them away from the hazard during the early phases of an investigation. The ExR-1 first responder is unique in that it is Ex certified and won’t trigger an explosion if hydrocarbon gas is present.

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Specification

Weight

75 – 100kg

Dimensions

950 x 690 x 555 mm

(L x W x H)

Driving time

90 – 120

minutes

Speed

0.8 meter/sec

(2.5 km/hour)

Powder Coated

Body

to Customer’s

colour scheme.

Operating ambient

temperature

from -20°C

to 50°C

ATEX/IECEx

Zone 1 certified

IIB (ethylene or

similar)

MOBILITY

Integrated unit of high-grade aluminium with:

Speed 2.5 km/hour

Skid steering on the spot

Range 1.5 km

Drives up and down 30-degree slopes

Drives up and down 20cm ledges

CAMERA MODULE

Integrated unit of high-grade aluminium with 3 cameras:

Glass windows with nano-coating for self-cleaning

A mixture of hi-resolution 18.1 megapixel and low-resolution 3.1

megapixel cameras facing forwards, downwards and upwards

All cameras have digital zoom, point and click, snapshots and

exposure control

LIGHT MODULE (OPTIONAL)

Integrated unit of high-grade aluminium with 3 lights:

Three LEDs orientated in the same direction as the cameras

Each LED has a 690-lumen output

TRACKS

Specialist anti-static tracks with excellent spot steering and step

climbing abilities

MICROPHONE

Mono front-facing microphone

BATTERY PACK

Ex enclosure containing three 12V 9 Ah lead crystal batteries

MAIN ELECTRONICS BOX

Ex enclosure containing a custom mainboard that

integrates the robot’s functions:

Intel Atom processor with Braswell 14 nm process technology,

4 cores, 8 Gb, 1,04 GHz

2x STM 32bits processors to support the main processor

Battery charger system and battery management system

Integrated sim-card or WiFi

GAS SENSOR OPTIONS

Ion Science Falco 1.1 for volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Honeywell 3000 Mk II for toxic gases

Crowcon IR MAX for light hydrocarbon gases

INDUCTION CHARGER AND DOCKING STATION

Patented induction charger with:

Foreign object detection system

Inputs 24 VDC, 110 VAC, 120 VAC, 220 VAC or 240 VAC

The robot can also be supplied with a quick charge socket

4G LTE WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM

Dual-band antennas that connect the robot to the control station

using a public or private 4G LTE network

WiFi offered as an alternative to 4G

CONTROL STATION

The robot can be driven using a laptop with a game controller or a

smartphone

ATEX / IECEX ZONE 1 CERTIFICATION

II 2 G Ex db eb ib mb qb IIB T4 Gb

 

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