ANYbotics launches world’s scalable robotic inspection solution
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ANYbotics launches world’s scalable robotic inspection solution

With over 500 ANYmal X units already reserved, ANYbotics is scaling production output with its global manufacturing partners

  • By ICN Bureau | September 29, 2022

ANYbotics opens commercial orders for ANYmal X, the only Ex-certified legged robot to provide industry-wide access to scalable robotic inspection solutions in the oil & gas and chemicals industry.

ANYmal X, the only Ex-certified legged robot, is a game changer for asset operators. The impact of deploying ANYmal X is driving companies to accelerate automating robotic inspections. With over 500 ANYmal X units already reserved, ANYbotics is scaling production output with its global manufacturing partners.

Oil & Gas and chemical operations are complex, and ensuring the highest safety standards is paramount. Operators require Ex-certified, intrinsically safe equipment (ATEX or IECEx certification) in most of the process areas. Compared to tracked and wheeled robots, only legged robots can provide the level of mobility and autonomy required to navigate the intricate and complex multi-level structures of oil & gas and chemical facilities, including industrial stairs and confined spaces.

ANYmal X is powered by AI-based locomotion, navigation, and inspection intelligence, which allows it to conduct seamless, automated inspections in very complex environments.

ANYmal X closes an important technical gap, conducting automated inspections in very complex environments, with stairs and tight passages, and this in combination with Ex-zones, that’s a novelty says Peter Welter, Automation Manager, BASF.

The global energy company PETRONAS has spearheaded the integration of autonomous, legged Ex-certified robots by partnering with ANYbotics on ANYmal X since 2019. The PETRONAS ANYmal X roll-out program is progressing well in its overall deployment plan, which includes upstream platforms, terminals, and downstream plants.

ANYmal X is on deployment at a PETRONAS offshore platform in Malaysia, focusing on integration to existing workflow and scale-up.

Having ANYmal X Ex-certified drives innovation in R&D to go beyond conventional applications, thus improving the safety and efficiency of our operations. – Iskandar Al-Thani Mahmood, Manager (Robotics), PETRONAS.

ANYmal X carrying out inspection missions at a PETRONAS platform offshore, Terengganu, Malaysia.

The first deliveries of ANYmal X units to selected customers will commence in mid-2023. The opening of industry-wide order acceptance will further accelerate industry adoption. With over 500 ANYmal X units already reserved by its EAP participants, ANYbotics has already implemented a program through its global manufacturing partner network, to scale production output to meet future demand.

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