A team of engineering students created the first iteration of robotic technology to scan boiler walls using ultrasound transducers and an HD visual camera. Since then, a US robotics company has developed several different types of inspection robots, which service multiple industrial markets and perform a variety of NDE testing methods.
The required cable was for a wall-climbing robot which performs non-destructive testing on tanks, boilers, scrubbers, piping and more. The cable would need to provide power to the device, transmit signal from transducers, carry video signal, and incorporate tubing for ultrasound fluid.
The Multi/Cable Solution:
The cable we provided included:
- 2 x 10 AWG power conductors
- Stranded & shielded category data cable
- RG59 coaxial cable
- ¼" ID polyurethane tubing
Components were concentrically cabled and jacketed with high-visibility yellow polyurethane jacket. This construction is ideal for the application due to the high level of cut and tear resistance and its performance against humidity, UV, oils, and chemicals. It also features anti-kink properties, which reduces the likelihood of breaking.