The Mini Excavator created by Gerotto ideal for cleaning tanks, sewers and conduits in ATEX Zones.
Lombrico Shark, a hydraulic, self-propelled and radio-controlled machine, has been specifically designed for safely cleaning out conduits and tanks containing materials that emit potentially dangerous gases.
For this reason it is particularly suited for working in refineries and petrochemical plants, where gas emissions from effluent are more frequent and dangerous for men.
The operating principle of the Lombrico Shark is simple: the robot, connected to an umbilical, is powered by the hydraulic system of a van; inside the van there is a hose reel, for retrieving the umbilical, and a control station where a technician can radio control the robot from a safe distance and monitor the cleaning operations.
Two cameras and two working lights, placed on the front and on the rear part of the Lombrico Shark, can illuminate dark conduits in both directions and send real time images to the monitor installed in the control station.
The benefits that Lombrico Shark brings to the work in confined spaces and explosion-risk environments are:
• Safety during cleaning operations
• Time saving
• Possibility to carry out cleaning operations without stopping the plant
• No man risk