Mechatronics design applied to the concept of service robot to clean storage tanks

Hernan Gonzalez Acuña, Fausto J.Samiento Esparza, Omar Lengerke

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Abstract

This paper proposes a methodology of Mechatronics design applied to the concept of a service robot to clean storage tanks. Through this methodology, the system static analysis is done first, followed by dynamic analysis, and finally robot design. In some cases the cleaning process is done manually, but in tall oil tanks, workers need scaffolding or cranes. The principal, most popular cleaning method used is sandblasting, but it can give the workers health problems like acute silicosis. This is why a robot capable of working with sandblasting is proposed, changing the traditional cleaning method and improving the life quality of workers, with reduced cleaning time and improved service quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Robotics and Applications - 5th International Conference, ICIRA 2012, Proceedings
Pages248-257
Number of pages10
EditionPART 3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event5th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 3 Oct 20125 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume7508 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2012
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period3/10/125/10/12

Keywords

  • Cleaning
  • Climb
  • Methodology
  • Robot
  • Sandblasting
  • Storage tanks

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