Robotic Cutting

Published: May 31, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Robotic Cutting Mean?

Robotic cutting can be defined as the process of using robots to cut or grind away at obstructions. It can also be used in the remote opening or reopening of a lateral connection with the help of a robot connected to a video inspection camera and controlled by an operator.

This trenchless method of rehabilitation is of great benefit to the pipeline industry because it eliminates the need to dig up and perform the same operation that a robot can perform from an access point such as a manhole.


Trenchlesspedia Explains Robotic Cutting

Robotic cutting is known as the teeth of the sewer rehabilitation industry and is carried out using either of two methods namely, air driven and hydraulic driven systems. The air driven system gives excellent results in some types of materials while the hydraulic driven system can be used in any type of material. This is because the torque generated at the point of cutting is considerably less in air driven system as compared to the hydraulic system.

The debris and vibrations produced during a robotic cutting operation can be very slow and expensive in an air driven system, which is not the case in hydraulic systems. However; hydraulic system requires a higher investment than its counterpart, but it pays off with its versatility and efficiency.


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