The Latvian company Aerones has launched its line of permanently tethered cleaning drones that clean the windows of high elevation skyscrapers efficiently. These drones are powered with electricity and water that comes from the ground, virtually eliminate the human safety risk of such heights and are easily adaptable to different building styles.
Aerones Window Washing Drone
The Aerones drone is pretty big. It features 14 rotors, and its box frame is approximately 3 X 3 meters. It inclines the scales at 90 kg (121 pounds). Due to its big size, it can be tied to the peak of a building should something happen, it won’t drop into the ground. The pilot on the ground can see an HD video feed from a 5G connection on the drone. Both electricity and water are fed to the Aerones from hoses and wires … Read the rest
The construction industry is changing rapidly and also to feed to the booming market and increased expectations, the use of technology would increase at every level of construction. It’s anticipated that in the next 10 years, the use of drones in construction will record a diverse growth and for innovative buildings, drones will play an important role.
Drones would reduce the costs of projects to increase productivity and improve data sets through developments in photographic visualization. Progress in surveying accuracy would be an additional advantage of using drones in construction which would assist in saving both money and time. Increased use of drones in the construction sector adds value to the economy and will create new jobs.… Read the rest
Since 2016, the use of drones for commercial purposes has taken the United States by storm. Drones have particularly shown great potential for
growth within the utility industry. Indeed, more utility companies are starting to use utility inspection drones to monitor and maintain their infrastructure.
The potential benefits of using drones within the utility industry are also significant. So far, experts associate drone use within the utility industry with advantages such as;
- Cost savings
- Improved staff safety
- Enhanced predictive maintenance
- Increased situational awareness of utilities
- Improved efficiency and effectiveness in operations
Experts warn that to see these benefits, utility companies must perceive drones as opportunities rather than disruptors. Nonetheless, the legal framework of drones will also determine how utilities use them.
Given the relative infancy of utility drones, constant changes and developments are inevitable. This article will highlight some of … Read the rest
People often take our power lines for granted. They enjoy the electricity that comes through outlets and powers their homes, but no one ever thinks where it comes from. That is until something goes wrong with the line and the power supply becomes compromised, or worse, lost completely.
Energy companies employ maintenance men and expect to look after these lines and ensure that everything runs smoothly. This means clearing away rubbish and dealing with faults.
The rise of drones changed all that as operators could send these UAVs up into the skies for a better view of the area and potential problems. Now, a company in China has gone a step further.… Read the rest