UAV Solutions / NOVAbot HB1


Totally unique wall climbing technology, NOVAbot HB1.

The NOVAbot HB1 can climb rough surfaces, overcome obstacles such as wires and surface bolts, and has a payload of 6KG.

We use our robot for: painting, HD visual Inspection and building and infrastructure surveys.

42KG of Suction Force
Our unique and carefully designed suction system.
Creates 42 KG of force into the surface. Whilst it may seem miraculous. It’s certainly not going anywhere. The HB1 has a 30m range from the ground, but potentially unlimited if the tether can be supplied from the roof.

Any Surface Texture
Our unique technology is capable of climbing on ferrous and non-ferrous surfaces such as stainless steel, brick and concrete, and overcome surface obstacles of up to 12 mm including welds, rivets and wires.

Down to 3M Radius
We are able to create a robot for any climbing challenge. Columns, tanks, flat walls… you name it, we climb it.

6KG Payload
The HB1 has 6KG available for your payload.
Sensing, inspecting, grabbing, painting and more. Within the 6KG available, the uses for your project are almost unlimited.

● Universal mounts front and rear with a combined capacity of 6kg
● 5v and 24v at 6a available on the unit, 12v at 4A optional
● 1Gbps data rate

CND engineering inspections
● 1080p HD Visual
● Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
● Cover Meter
● Ultrasonic Thickness
● and other integration

User Features
● Controlled via an intuitive games console style controller
● Full visual feedback from the unit to the operator-1080p 170 degree angle of view from the front of the unit

● 110V or 230V construction-rated power input
● Optional battery backup system
● Drone grade components
● Redundancy built in- 2 vacuum turbines when 1 would be sufficient in case of damage or failure
● Hundreds of hours of testing

General Information
● Height reach from ground – 20M standard, 30m optional, longer available custom.
● Maximum payload – 6Kg
● Suction force: 42 Kg
● Overcoming obstacles: up to 12 mm thickness
● Surfaces climbed – Any. Brick, breeze block, roughcast render, concrete, steel and many
● Vacuum generated – 14.5KgF perpendicular to surface
● Full manouvrability of direction
● Frontal tether anchorage

Technical Specification
● Climber Dimensions (W × H × D): 430 x 550 x 210mm
● Climber weight: 9.3 Kg
● Reach from ground: 20M on umbilical cord. Longer upgrade options possible
● Vacuum generated: 14.5KgF perpendicular to surface
● Maximum payload: 6Kg at full tether length
● Drive: 2x independently controlled high torque brushless servo motor with encoders
● Maximum protrusion from wall: 12mm
● Noise Emission: 99db at 1 meter, 85db at 5 meters (outdoors)
● Surfaces climbed: Brick, block, render, concrete, steel and many more
● Power requirements: 110V or 230V AC, 2400W. 110v needs a transformer
● Safety Tether: Optional Tethering system allowing power feed from the top of a structure and a fall arrest
● Operating conditions: -10 to +40 °C, light rain, wind up to BFT 6 (25-31mph)
● Onboard Camera: 1080p static 170deg viewing window
● Surface Curvature: 16 meters diameter, both convex and concave
● Driveline: Tracked or wheeled drive with up to 4nM per motor
● Product Certification
– Wheeled version: CE Marked.
– Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
– Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive (2014/30/EU) RoHS 2 directive (2011/65/EU)

Upgrade Options
● Camera Specifications
– Overview: A 30X zooming pan tilt camera for 360 degree viewing, and integrated lighting system with long and short range high power LEDs

– Sensor Frame Resolution (Megapixels): 2MP
– Sensor Type: Sensor Frame Resolution (Megapixels)
– Optical Zoom: 30X

– Maximum Frame Size: 1920×1080
– Maximum Frame Rate: 30fps
– Compressed Video Format: H.264
– Transmission method: RTSP

Resolution at Max Zoom (lp/mm)
– Defect resolution: 65 micron (close) 0.6mm at 10m

Upgraded Power Supply Case Specifications
● Dimensions: I62.9 x 39.3 x 20.9 cm (when closed)
● Weight: C. 19KG
● Display Screen: 21.5” FHD Ultra High Brightness Industrial Touchscreen Display
● Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
● Display Brightness: 1200 (cd/m2)
● Overview
A significantly ruggedized control case, with enough computing power to support autonomous development. Including ultra high brightness screen, this is the control case of choice for users regularly deploying in the field and looking for the utmost reliability.

– Control unit with PC and Joypad
– Connection cable
– Power cable
– NOVAbot HB1

Optional accessories:
– Any payloads (such as camera, ground-penetrating radar, and other sensors and instruments that can be integrated upon request)

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