RMUS robots and drones are used for everything from solar farm inspections to construction site safety surveys, and they’re also used for power line inspection. Drones have become essential tools, increasing the speed of data collection, the volume of data collected and its accuracy. And at the same time, eliminating the past dangers of collecting that data.
In modern day transmission line inspection and maintenance, drones produce faster, more efficient results, flying through and around power lines or mapping substations while avoiding towers and other potential hazards. They’re agile, small, and lightweight, covering territory faster than traditional methods and they routinely complete complex data collection missions, including thermal photography, photogrammetry and LiDAR. Once that data is captured, technicians analyze and identify potential issues before they become problems.
In the past, manual power line inspections required a significant investment in work hours (and represented a potential climbing danger to workers), so they were done infrequently. But with drones, power line inspections are done more often, leading to more consistent results and reduced power outages. With RMUS’s technology, power line solutions have become more effective overall.