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Tue September 25 2018

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Robots to get Hy-Flex concrete pumps

29 Mar Manufacturer Hy-Flex Corporation is teaming up with a US university to develop a pumping system for robotic 3D concrete.

The collaboration is with the Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL) of Cornell University, which has invented various new approaches to concrete 3D printing using a custom built three-axis 3D printer. The aim is to advance the research by using a large six-axis robot arm in combination with Hy-Flex’s HF-15 Spray Buddy.

In our first project phase, the team has tested a custom nozzle to attach the Spray Buddy to the Kuka robotic platform.

Further collaborative investigations in April will entail integrated and synchronised shut-off valve mechanisms as well as the implementation of pressure flow control through sensors. 

“The Hy-Flex team is excited to be a part of this project and is eager to see what technological  advancements will come from the collaboration,” said the company.

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