SmartMotor Increase Flexibility of Pipe Crawlers
“Pipe crawlers” are more than robotic gymnasts. They are robust machines moving with the utmost grace and stability, accompanied by the toughness and audacity of a mechanized lineman. Controlling the stability and guiding the machine are four SmartMotorTM servos balancing on top of frozen, elevated Alaskan pipeline while two long arms holding imaging equipment scan the bottom portion of the petroleum pipes in freezing conditions. These machines are integral to the protection of the arctic tundra.