INTECH NDE partners with Sarcos Robotics for Remote Inspection Robot in Canada
Sarcos Robotics, a leader in the development of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, and INTECH NDE, an industry leader in the sales and service of non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection equipment, today announced a distribution partnership giving INTECH NDE’s customers access to the award-winning Guardian® S remote visual inspection and surveillance robot.
As part of the collaboration, INTECH NDE will offer distribution in the Canadian market. The compact, multi-purpose robot is designed to enhance worker safety by traversing challenging terrain while maintaining real-time, two-way video, voice, and data communication.
The Guardian S robot can navigate unstructured and unpredictable environments. Its man-portable design, slim form factor, and IP65 water-protected structure are optimal for inspecting narrow piping and tanks, traversing vertical ferromagnetic surfaces, stairs, culverts, and other unstructured terrain and confined spaces. This technology provides operators with a detailed view of the robot’s environment while enabling workers to avoid entering hazardous or confined spaces and maintain a safe distance.
The Guardian S robot delivers extended run times and long-range wireless operations. The robot serves a wide variety of industries, including NDT, disaster recovery, infrastructure inspection and maintenance, aerospace, maritime, oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, defence, public safety, and security.
INTECH NDE has locations in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta. It has a long legacy of distributing new technology, including remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), throughout Canada. The company also provides industry-leading operator training in dedicated training centres across the region. Adding the Guardian S robot to INTECH NDE’s fleet of inspection solutions will provide its customers access to a world-class inspection tool with a wide variety of uses to make inspection and remote surveillance efforts safer and more efficient.
“Sarcos has a strong track record of developing world-class robotic technologies for industrial, public safety, and military applications,” said Quintin Bower, General Manager, INTECH NDE. “We are pleased to be able to offer the Sarcos Guardian S robot to our customers throughout Canada. The Guardian S robot will be an ideal platform to optimize our customers’ inspection efforts, removing human workers from harm’s way while saving time and reducing their overall inspection costs.”
“We look forward to working with INTECH NDE as a distributor of our Guardian S remote-operated inspection robot in Canada,” said Scott Hopper, Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Sarcos Robotics. “INTECH NDE has a strong footprint and great relationships with its customers throughout the region. We are confident they will be a great partner to Sarcos as we expand our reach and fulfil our mission of delivering robotic solutions that create the safest, most efficient industrial workforce.”