Leading edge protection tapes (3M™ or other type) protect against erosion and abrasion, helping to reduce downtime and the costs associated with leading edge painting and maintenance. But these materials become defective after some time, which leads to loss in efficiency and protection of the Leading Edge. And the old remains of the tapes are still difficult to remove if performed manually.
The industry has waited long enough for a solution to make it faster and easier. And that's what we at Aerones have accomplished.
Our team has successfully developed a robotic arm setup, that can remove the old remains and prepare the blade surface for reapplication up to 3 times faster than with rope access approach. We start with examining the surface, then we clean the leading edge, and finish by sanding the blade on multiple layers. It takes about 20-30 minutes to prepare each blade.
Watch the full video of the process below!
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