Aquajet Systems AB, a Holsbybrunn, Sweden-based provider of hydrodemolition robot equipment, announced it will launch its Ergo System in the United States at World of Concrete 2019 taking place Jan. 24-25, 2019 in Las Vegas. According to the company, the robot offers four times the power of a hand lance in a compact footprint that contractors can easily move around the job site. It is ideal for work on floors, walls and ceilings.
The Ergo System incorporates the controller unit, which powers and controls the hydraulics, the Ergo Power Head, which manipulates the high-pressure lance, and either the spine or the climber, unique systems used to support and maneuver the power head based on project needs. The climber attaches to any standard scaffolding pipes and robotically moves along to deliver powerful hydrodemolition forces for vertical concrete removal and repair, such as in high-rise construction applications.
The system exerts 1,000 newtons of reaction force, which is about half of the force employed by Aquajet’s largest hydrodemolition robot, the Aqua Cutter 710V. The robot can handle higher volumes of water, as much as four times greater reaction force than a human operator with a hand lance, the company says. This means the machine can remove concrete faster and easier.
“The Ergo System is the perfect package for a contractor looking to break into hydrodemolition or to expand their business,” Roger Simonsson, managing director for Aquajet Systems, says. “Beyond its robotic intelligent sensing controls which help to keep workers out of harm’s way, the system offers minimal maintenance and costs less than a third of a full-size robot. It’s an affordable option for contractors.”
Contractors can easily move the 271 lbs. Ergo Controller unit around the job site and over soft or rough surfaces due to the wide wheels and low ground pressure. At just 44 inches tall and 17 inches wide, the Ergo transports easily on a pallet.
Additionally, the system is also service friendly with hydraulic hose multiconnectors that are 100 percent sealed from moisture to virtually eliminate the risk of leaks during transportation.
The Ergo System requires a high-pressure pump to operate. Aquajet offers a compact Power Pack ideal for the purpose, featuring a high-pressure Hammelmann pump, diesel engine and an integrated control system.
Aquajet will showcase the Ergo System in booth C4249 at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas.