Perth-based robotic inspection and testing solution provider Nexxis has signed a partnership agreement and development collaboration with Blueprint Lab, an Australian robotics company to bring the latest inspection technology to dangerous industries such as the petrochemical, and mining industries, enhancing capabilities in Australia and the United States.
The partnership will enable the world’s smallest underwater robotic arm Reach Alpha (developed in 2018 by Blueprint Lab) to be used by customers such as petrochemical companies. The innovation will support the inspection and maintenance of their assets, focusing on onshore facilities in Western Australia and Houston, where Nexxis also has operations.
Nexxis Founder and CEO Jason De Silveira believes that this collaboration is “great news for these (high-risk) industries” and will ensure “ongoing access to the latest smart technologies” in solving “both customer and industry challenges with the right solutions”.
Talking about this partnership, Blueprint Lab’s Business Development Manager Anders Ridley-Smith, said Reach Alpha would “enable companies to inspect and maintain their assets without downtime, thereby increasing productivity”.
Similar to the Magneto-EX developed by Nexxis, the Reach Alpha will be able to access confined spaces and hazardous areas which pose a risk to human operators. Its capabilities will include inspecting the condition of pipes and other infrastructure, checking for corrosion or cracking and recovering debris.
To read more about Nexxis and their products, visit their website.
To read more about Blueprint Lab, visit their website.