We have been continuing the development of our fleet of robotic solutions to deliver a full spectrum of tools for optimal WTG blade inspection. In addition to our existing robotic system, we have designed a dedicated crawler for high-quality internal wind turbine inspections, allowing us to expand reach and coverage existing methodology for internal inspections can offer.
Due to crawler's small size, we are capable to perform internal inspections on the majority of blades on active wind turbines - where it was previously impossible via manual approach. Additionally, our crawler-bot is equipped with powerful lights and HD 360-degree view cameras able to capture the full internal area of turbine blade. We believe, with crawler we are addressing the need of the industry – to truly have a full inspection, leaving no small damages unnoticed. Oftentimes the internal condition of the blade can be completely different from the external condition, leading to overlooked significant damages of the blades that can result in high-cost repairs (and unearned profits), if not treated in a timely manner.
What is more, the crawler is capable of doing inspections even in the steepness of 45 degrees, therefore, allowing it to conduct the internal inspections while one of the blades is positioned vertically. This lets us perform the internal inspections at the same time while conducting the wind turbine LPS inspections without delaying the process. Also, the collected data can be easily integrated into any of the existing visual inspection online platforms through API. From there you can review whole inspection footage and extract precisely located defects at any time.
At Aerones we have seen how crucial it is to notify our clients regarding potential risks. Crawler is scrupulously documenting all imperfections during the blade inspection process – so at the end of the day, you have a full report and highlighted areas that need your attention.