Wide Open Spaces and Tiny Places – Inuktun Inspects It All

Wide Open Spaces and Tiny Places – Inuktun Inspects It All

Flashback to 2015 -  Inuktun’s CEO and President, Colin Dobell, delivered a presentation at the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) conference titled “Marsupial Miniature Robotic Crawler System for Camera and Sensory Deployment in Nuclear Waste Double Shell Tank Refractory Air Slots.” Fast forward to 2017, we are doing it again!

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IM3 Technology Offers Green Alternative

IM3 Technology Offers Green Alternative

With a growing demand for de-icing solutions offered by helicopters to service frozen and non-functioning wind turbines, it’s got us thinking that there has to be a better way. Renewable energy continues to expand throughout the North American energy sector with rationale that wind turbines prevent global warming by reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being returned to the environment from the burning of fossil fuels. While the effort is valiant, using a helicopter to deliver water that is typically heated overnight using a truck equipped with an oil burner is blatantly counterproductive to the primary goal of wind farms. 

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Inuktun Sighting #57: BroadSea ROV uses the MaggUT™ - Marine for FPSO Cleaning

Inuktun Sighting #57: BroadSea ROV uses the MaggUT™ - Marine for FPSO Cleaning

When BroadSea ROV Ltd. of Fraserburgh, Scotland, was recently asked by a major operator in the North Sea to look at the problem of marine growth on the hull of an FPSO (floating production storage and offloading), they immediately looked at the range of magnetic crawler vehicles available from Inuktun. Following the purchase of an Inuktun MaggUT™ - Marine (MUM) with the optional adjustable magnetic chassis, BroadSea mounted a Cavijet sprayer on the crawler and carried out a field demonstration of the system for their client. The system was deployed by one man and driven five metres down and 15 metres along the hull to an area for testing. The vehicle successfully removed a large area of kelp and was able to operate in air, underwater and in the splash zone.

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Robots to the Rescue (Globe and Mail)

Robots to the Rescue (Globe and Mail)

Colin Dobell can't brag about his company nearly as much as he'd like to. "A lot of the things our equipment gets used for, we don't find out about," says the president of Inuktun Systems Ltd., a robotics company based in Nanaimo, B.C. "And the coolest stuff we do, I can't tell you about."

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