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1. (WO2018222834) ROBOT SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME INSPECTION OF SWITCHGEAR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222834    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/035339
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01R 31/327
B25J 9/00
B25J 9/16
G01R 31/00
H02B 13/00
H02B 13/065
Applicants: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
COLE, Gregory, A.
ROSSANO, Gregory, F.
Inventors: COLE, Gregory, A.
ROSSANO, Gregory, F.
SARFRAZ, Bilal
KOZEL, Tomas
GATTI, Callisto
Title: ROBOT SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME INSPECTION OF SWITCHGEAR
Abstract:
A robot is disclosed having the ability to conduct real-time measurements of switchgear as electrical power is conveyed through the switchgear. Embodiments of the robot are capable of opening a portal to access an interior compartment of the switchgear and inserting a probe into the interior. The probe can include a non- contact sensor of any variety. The robot can follow a prescribed path through an enclosure, such as an E-House, to conduct multiple inspections across multiple different switchgear components. The probe can be controlled such as to provide repeatable placement to allow time history comparison of data taken at different times. In one form the robot can be a package connected to the switchgear by a technician, and where the robot is capable of opening the portal and inserting the probe for data taking.