Development of the Self-Adaptive Pipeline Cleaning Robot
In view of the existing pipe cleaning robot does not have the self-adaptive capacity to variable diameter pipelines and the whipping problems in the working process, a new style pipe cleaning robot is developed. This robot adopts umbrella's open-and-close mechanism, screw lifting mechanism and tail location navigation mechanism.This is a good solution to the stability of the robot work and improves its work efficiency. This paper describes the overall structure design and the key technique of robot, and the physical model of the robot is created. Finally, the experiment results indicate that the robot have a compact structure and reliable work.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
Z. X. Li et al., "Development of the Self-Adaptive Pipeline Cleaning Robot", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 4482-4486, 2010