Why Does My EOD Robot Keep Falling Apart?
Rough handling, vibration, being dropped and tipping over are all potential hazards to your robot and you need to ensure that none of these ‘mechanical environments’ will damage it or stop your mission from being successful.
But how can you be reassured that a robot can withstand these forces? Zeus is designed to be used in these demanding environments, and special consideration has been given to these factors. Simulation of, for example, vibration and being dropped has been carried out in a test facility to international standards and this can go a long way to ensuring that in the real world, those kinds of forces won’t cause accelerated degradation of your robot, shortening the operating life.
It isn’t only during use that these factors can have an effect. Transportation, for example in an EOD response vehicle over rough roads and terrain, can also cause vibration and shock loads to the robot, and these have also been taken into account during the design of Zeus.
Independent testing, to international standards is how you can be assured that when you send your robot down on a task, it won’t fall apart. Can you be sure your EOD robot has been tested to the same standard?