Cases

Robots from TinyMobileRobots are spreading around the world

Colas, France

Colas used the TinySurveyor to set out pre-markings at Port of Calais. The TinySurveyor was used to pre-mark asphalt coating strips as well as horizontal signage structures. Port of Calais is the second largest passenger port in Europe and has been undergoing a vast extension since 2015.

Brisbane Airport, Australia

The TinySurveyor was used for pre-marking a new runway at Brisbane Airport, Australia. The surveying robot was used to pre-mark 50km of lines which was completed in five days. According to Paul Coughlan, Head of Infrastructure Development, “What would have taken five weeks, this little robot has done in one week.”

Watch the interview video to see how the surveyors benefited from the robot.

TinyPreMarker saving time in large-scale highways project

TinyPreMarker was used for setting out pre-markings in a £600m UK highways upgrade project. The pre-marking robot ensured increased productivity, greater accuracy of road markings, a reduced margin for human error and increased safety on the job. See how the engineers and operators used the robot and read about their experiences in this report.

Highway M6 Junction 2 Mosgrave On Sowe UK

Sir-Lines-A-Lot, USA

See how our customer Sir Lines-A-Lot use the TinySurveyor. Sir Lines-A-Lot is a dedicated parking lot striping and pavement marking company serving both commercial and government customers throughout Northern New England, USA. They particularly use the TinySurveyor for airport runways and taxiways.

WJ

WJ Road marking specialists, United Kingdom

WJ in the UK have added robotic road pre-marking to their service portfolio. They specialize in permanent and temporary road markings and now offer road pre-marking to several customers in the UK undertaking large road construction projects.

In their experience, the robot marks 30 km per shift, compared to 6 km per shift for human workers. In addition to more efficient operations, the long-range remote control and tablet solution allow their workers to control the pre-marking robot from a safe location during road construction projects, saving planning time, safety measures and closed traffic lanes.

For more information about WJ, visit wj.uk.

TinyPreMarker robotic pre-marking able to pre-mark 30 km per shift.
Autonomous surveyor robot for stake-out, as-built surveys and road premarkings

Larsens Landmåler Service

Sune Larsen, Land Surveyor, Horsens, Denmark

Sune Larsen from Larsens Landmåler Service was one of the first users of the TinySurveyor. He has continuously expanded his business with the robot as new use cases frequently come up. He started by using the robot for as-built surveys of newly paved asphalt. In these cases, the robot increased his work speed by a factor of three. He quickly realised that the robot was also useful for a number of premarking tasks, and he began using it to premark road markings and stake out road work. He has recently developed a working method that allows him to use the robot for premarking/layout on smaller roads. Sune Larsen has bought a second robot due to high workload. Sune Larsen says: “I often reduce the time used by a factor of two to three. The asphalt providers are very satisfied, as they can get on with paving the next layer of asphalt without much delay”.

Geopartner

Geopartner is using TinySurveyor to mark photovoltaic/solar cell parks. With thousands of points needing to be staked out, the robot increases the work speed of the land surveyor by a factor of ten.

Geopartner has also used the robot for as-built surveys and found the precision to be very high. Bjarne Juul, CTO of Geopartner, says: “The precision of the robot, when used for as-built surveys, is comparable to that of humans”.

TinySurveyor robot use-case Geopartner as-built survey
TinySurveyor robot use-case Spotland road construction premarking

Spotland

Spotland have used the TinySurveyor mainly to premark road markings in relation to new motorway constructions. Spotland typically transfers the stripe markings from the AutoCAD drawings to a series of points within a five-metre distance. Then they let the robot do the marking.

Spotland has also used the robot for as-built bridge surveys. Bridges are constructed with many layers, requiring a tight measurement grid. Due to the large number of measurements, the use of the robot increases the work speed by a factor of three to four.

Jens-Peter Lund, CEO of Spotland, says: “The robot has increased our efficiency and has also moved my employees away from dangerous work locations”.

Belectric

Tim Seeber, Chartered Land Surveyor, Kolitzheim, Germany

Belectric is one of the world’s leading firms when it comes to setting up photovoltaic parks. Belectric has projects around the globe. When Belectric discovered the TinySurveyor robot they saw a significant potential for saving time and money. As it turned out, the robot is five to ten times faster than a human at setting out the points for the solar cell foundations.

TinySurveyor robot use-case Belectric setting out points for solar park
TinyPreMarker robot for road premarkings

RMS

Ronan Lahart, Head of Marking, RMS, Ireland

RMS is the first Irish company to use the TinyPreMarker. RMS is responsible for the road markings on very long stretches of new motorways in Ireland. They bought the TinyPreMarker in March 2017, and have been using it almost on a daily basis since. They find it very easy to use, and satisfaction concerning the reliability and precision of the TinyPreMarker is high.

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