Wind Energy – Maintenance and Inspection Blades
BladeBUG, a UK-based robotics company, has today announced its strategic collaboration with global non-destructive testing (NDT) specialist, FORCE Technology.
The joint project will see FORCE Technology produce custom NDT solutions for integration within BladeBUG’s innovative crawler robot, which is specifically designed to maintain and inspect wind turbine blades.
Established in 2014, BladeBUG designs and develops compact crawler robots to help enhance the efficiency and proﬁtability of wind turbines, in turn, supporting the acceleration of the green energy transition and a lower cost of energy.
At the core of their progress over the last nine years has been a focus on research and development and collaboration with leading technology providers, end users and industry accelerators.
The collaboration between BladeBUG and FORCE Technology will introduce a portable and efficient solution for up-tower in-service non-destructive testing of wind turbine blades.