Kiesel demolition robot is ‘multi talented’
By Steve Ducker08 August 2016
Kiesel’s Technology and Development Company subsidiary has developed a demolition robot for use in confined, hot, impassable or even contaminated working environments.
The Germany-based company’s KMD-RDC22 is an emission-free special vehicle with an electric drive that can be used in risky situations that would otherwise require a lot of people.
Weighing less than 2 t, it is described as the ideal solution for interior demolition and gutting works demanding high performance as well as low ground pressure.
Furthermore, the robot can continuously work in interior spaces because the electric drive produces no emissions. The robot picks up or changes all necessary attachments and tools fully hydraulically within seconds and via remote control thanks to the Oilquick OQ40-5.
This function allows the operator to stay in save distance to the operation area and the robot does not even have to leave the working site.
Optional attachments include Rockwheel cutters, MTB hammers and numerous Demarec grabs. Consequently, it can handle various applications concerning process-optimised dismantling, which can be very unpleasant or even dangerous for workers in buildings in danger of collapse, contaminated areas or even radioactive environments.
In these cases, the demolition robot can be equipped with a camera, enabling the operator to control the robot without getting to close to the danger zone.
With this machine, the operator can stay out of danger at all times while working comfortably and efficiently via remote control. In addition, time-consuming manual labour can be avoided.