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Control & Automation Features

New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions

Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the ‘sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses.

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ŠKODA AUTO uses Omron’s fully autonomous transport robot

The autonomous robot contributes to the continuous improvement of work safety in Vrchlabí and helps to minimise work risks. It recognises people crossing its path as well as other vehicles and stationary obstacles.

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Automated water level control

The Dyke and Main Sluice Association (DHSV) responsible for flood protection on the Eiderstedt Peninsula is also in charge of safeguarding the interests of local agriculture and nature conservation: While farmers require dry, arable land for cultivation in summer, a number of endangered bird species need higher water levels to enable nest building. The solution: a smart drainage concept based on a centrally monitored automation system.

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Overcoming the issues of transporting dewatered sludge

The recent Water 2020 report published by the regulator Ofwat encourages sludge trading markets between operators in order to move sludge from a company where it is expensive to treat, to one that is cheaper. Ofwat modelling suggests that if its proposed changes are implemented, around 30 percent of all sludge could move between different water companies.

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