Design of High Capacity Electro Permanent Magnetic Adhesion for Climbing Robots

Publisher:
IEEE
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetrics, 2012, pp. 217 - 222
Issue Date:
2012-01
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The interest for robotic solutions to perform inspection and maintenance of steel structures is realised with reduced costs, improved safety and improved efï¬ ciency. However current robotic solutions are limited by the required adhesion to support the robot and payload device. The design of an Electro Permanent Magnetic device is studied to yield a high capacity adhesion method for use with industrial climbing robots. The adhesion device must provide a lightweight, low power and a fail safe solution for ferromagnetic surfaces. The design process to achieve maximum holding force for Electro Permanent Magnets is presented.
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