Pipeline robotics with IIoT
In July 2018, SROD chose to establish a strategic partnership with ROOTCLOUD. With the help of ROOTCLOUD, SROD focuses on three major priorities: device management, after-sales service management and video cloud sharing, utilizing industrial robot solutions to build an end-to-end intelligent service cloud platform for special robots. As a result, these SROD pipeline robots connected through IoT technologies, are no longer just simple high-tech devices. They can not only accurately survey and inspect the pipelines, but also upload pictures, videos and other key data to the cloud platform in real time.
With these fresh data in hand, analysts at the SROD Analysis Center can begin generating standardized high-quality reports, unifying the quality of the reports, reducing the time to complete inspections from 10 days to 2 days, and making the entire process transparent and traceable.
Moreover, intelligent service cloud platform is used for device fault alarms and timely reports. According to the system‘s fault handling plan, the SROD After-sales Center can remotely guide customers to conduct fault investigation and analysis.
With device management, we can provide customers with proactive and fast maintenance services and device maintenance reminders, and through online work order management, we can accumulate maintenance data and guide parts management.
Currently, SROD is collecting and storing a large number of pictures and videos on the ROOTCLOUD cloud platform to deposit enough industrial big data records for machine learning. “Now people still need to study the videos obtained in real time to understand the real circumstances. Like, there is some concrete, this is a branch, and here is a crack, how wide and how long is this crack, and then people will generate a report. However, in the future, SROD will integrate its robotics with AI technologies.”
With AI on the IIoT platform, high-end technologies will be upgraded to high-end intelligence, so robots will automatically generate high quality reports based on automatic inspections, and all customers who buy a SROD robot will no longer obtain just a device, but also a full set of value-added services such as device management, standard reports, predictive maintenance and repair, and remote rental monitoring. “This is the real value that SROD gives to its customers.”