Each industry has its own needs and requires many labor solutions to cover dangerous and costly tasks that can be now accomplished by one tool: the right drone.
Businesses are starting to use drones for a wide variety of jobs. Beyond surveillance, photography or videos, many companies now are using them now to perform daily work activities.
Servicing, inspection, checking inventory can now be done using a drone. Professional sensor technology and high-resolution cameras mounted to a drone can detect even the smallest damage and that with both feet on solid ground!
Car Industry (Ford)
Ford workers use drones to inspect hard to reach high-rise places. A drone equipped with GoPro cameras carry out vital safety maintenance at a plant in London.
- Ford is using drones to perform risky and time-consuming inspections on factory equipment.
- Using a drone reduces inspection times from 12 hours to 12 minutes.
Companies that carry a significant amount of inventory are continually looking for innovative logistics solutions to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their inventory checking process.
The warehouse drone can be ordered by the operator to perform automatic inventory checks throughout the facility, accurately identifying inventory in put away locations, at the frequency of your choosing.
Industrial inspections can be tedious, time-consuming and costly. Part of the plants to be inspected need to be taken out of operation. The consequence: Interruptions due to lengthy downtimes cause high costs and restrict operation.
Quick and uncomplicated inspections can be performed with the help of drones.
Power plants are using drones to inspect critical power generation equipment, including firing ducts, catalysts, silencers, tube panels, stack dampers, baffles, heat recovery steam generators and pretty much anything else they can reach.
The most common location for a condition assessment is the firing duct. Baffle and burner nozzle cracking can be inspected for crack size, location, and any changes from previous inspections.
AT&T is leading the way in the commercial use of drones within the telecommunications industry. We’ve spent more than two years exploring different ways drones can benefit our customers and help us run the network. This drone research has enabled us to begin using drones for cell tower inspections.
Drones can increase workplace safety by reducing the need to climb towers, poles, and other structures while performing the work that is necessary to keep consumers connected.
Behind the scenes of Boeing’s new drone research lab in St. Charles, Missouri. Boeing’s new Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory is developing autonomous air, land and sea vehicles so they can work more effectively as a unit or team, communicating with one another. Boeing is guiding and tracking the movement of drones using cameras connected to a motion capture system.
Compared to conventional methods i.e. using helicopters, industrial climbers and rope access technology, scaffolding, cranes, etc. the use of drones is much more time-efficient. Accomplishing tasks using drones is thus more cost-efficient and faster. The shorter duration of the inspection also means that downtimes are considerably shorter.