ClassNK Grants Innovation Endorsement For Wall Climbing Robot

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  • ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions.
  • The Wall Climbing Robot can access high places previously challenging for humans.
  • The robot reduces labor and scaffolding costs.

ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to a revolutionary “Wall Climbing Robot” developed by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., and MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd, reports Class NK.

Key Features: Access to High Places

The Wall Climbing Robot can access high places previously challenging for humans or conventional robots, facilitating inspections and photography of relevant areas.

Remote Operation Capabilities

It allows remote operation for tasks such as measuring steel plate thickness, thereby eliminating the risks associated with working at heights and reducing the need for scaffolding.

Function Verification

Upon application, ClassNK rigorously verified the Wall Climbing Robot’s functions, including remote inspection in high places, data acquisition for maintenance, and hazard reduction for workers through remote operation.

Certification Issuance

Following successful verification, ClassNK issued a certificate endorsing the Wall Climbing Robot’s capabilities.

Benefits: Enhanced Safety

By eliminating the need for workers to perform hazardous tasks at heights, the Wall Climbing Robot enhances safety in inspection and maintenance activities.

Cost Reduction

The robot reduces labor and scaffolding costs by enabling remote operations and eliminating the need for scaffolding construction work.

Promotion of Innovation Endorsement

ClassNK remains committed to promoting its Innovation Endorsement for Ships, Products & Solutions, Providers.

Aiming to support the adoption and development of innovative technologies and initiatives in the maritime industry.

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Source: Class NK