As is true with other areas of our country’s infrastructure, the roadways of America play a pivotal role in how we live our daily lives. High-quality roads are essential for getting to school, getting to our jobs, seeing our friends and loved ones and so much more.
Having said that, while road construction work zones are equally important, they’re also a lot more dangerous than people often realize. According to one recent study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, collisions with other cars on the road alone caused over 140 worker deaths in these types of environments in 2020.
That, in essence, is what makes technology like the Robotic Crack Sealer so important. Not only does it help perform these types of tasks as effectively as possible, but it also does so in a way that preserves the safety of both workers and motorists alike as well.
The Power of the Robotic Crack Sealer: Breaking Things Down
Also commonly referred to as a Robotic Maintenance Vehicle or RMV® for short, the Robotic Crack Sealer is an asset built to revolutionize highway maintenance in terms of safety and efficiency at the exact same time.
We’ve come up with a design with the help of Pioneer Industrial Systems – one that integrates a FANUC R2000iC robot into a specially designed truck chassis that itself has been outfitted with components that help seal cracks with maximum performance.
Workers have the opportunity to stay off the actual road and out of harm’s way as they ride in the front seat of the truck, monitoring progress. The actual crack sealer handles the required tasks in a way that doesn’t just conserve time, but also money as well. All this and the quality of the work is exactly where it needs to be in a consistent, repeatable fashion. It truly is a “win-win” situation in every sense of the term.
Keep in mind that when it comes to crack sealing in particular, issues on highways can arise from an unfortunately large list of reasons. In some areas, the temperature plays a role in the development of cracks. Heavy traffic loads can also cause issues, as can snow, rain, and even sleet. Because of this, crack sealing needs to be performed on a regular basis and every time those workers step out onto the road they’re putting themselves in danger.
But with the Robotic Crack Sealer, all of this changes. Workers are safe, and community members are happy because they don’t have to deal with subpar highways and other roadways that are only getting worse over time. Based on all that, it’s easy to see why this technology is being adopted by more and more municipalities across the United States all the time.
If you’d like to find out more information about the major impact that the robotic crack sealer is already making on roadways across America, or if you’d just like to discuss your own needs with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today!