Being active in the market of surface preparation for over 10 years, the request has come numerous times to develop a crawler that would perform the subsequent step of corrosion prevention, coating. The answer to this question has arrived.
Our engineering team is working effortlessly to come up with a solution that will revolutionize the way industrial coatings are applied. For this project, we have joined forces with a number of major partners in the field of coating application, as we are convinced that sharing and combining our knowledge will bring out the best available technology in the market.
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VertiDrive is working on a new coating application solution!
From VertiDrive’s current business and customer demands, it has become clear that the next stepwise improvement in surface/coating maintenance repair and overhaul activities would be the need to not only robotically do preparation and cleaning of metal surfaces, but also (re-)coating (preferable spray) application itself.
The very large improvement step here would be to prevent the (expensive), time-consuming step of building scaffolding (as also dangerous in use) for in this case surface (re-)coating using manual paint roller application.
Recent feedback from our global partners is that at least 50% of all current robotic crawler customers and leads ask for robotic coating functionality proactively.
Besides this, we were proactively approached by a number of large Tank Storage Industry players globally in the last couple of years, to discuss, scope, and start a Vertidrive robotic driven coating solution for storage tank (re-)coating.
As a result of these scoping activities in January 2020, we were also granted a Dutch government MIT subsidy, in order to boost the VertiDrive M9 coating crawler developments, with a number of Dutch technology partners.
Together with our US partner BlastOne, we have revealed the M9 coating robot at the Coatings+ event.
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M9 Coating Robot reveal
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