Robotic Drilling Systems
Revolutionary system for automating offshore oil exploration defies extreme conditions
Robotic Drilling Systems AS
Project: Drillfloor Robot
Robotic system for automating the drilling processes on oil rigs
Readychain systems: Energy chains and chainflex cables
Energy and signal supply via rotation module and energy chain
The seventh axis of the ‘ Drillfloor Robot’ is a heavy-duty linear system on which the entire robot and its load move. This presented the designers with the challenge of designing the power and signal supply to be flexible enough – and that in extremely tight spaces. In addition, there are high explosion protection requirements in this area. The energy supply for the linear movement of the seventh axis was relatively easy to implement: Light plastic energy chains have proven themselves in numerous similar applications and enable cables for energy, data and media to be routed at the same time. On the other hand, the task of making the energy and signal supply on the axis of rotation of the robot foot move accordingly was trickier.