Floor Grinding Robot
One of the leading manufacturers of tools used in the grinding of granite and concrete floors in the world resides in Sweden. By grinding and polishing concrete, it is possible to achieve the same finish as a polished marble floor. Recently, cleanliness has become an increasingly important aspect in the industry thus most floors are epoxy-coated to allow for easy cleaning. The use of epoxy is an occupational health issue and an environmentally dangerous process that has now been replaced by the grinding and polishing of concrete floors. The grinding process is slow however, and must be repeated up to 7 times making the work monotonous and tedious. This applies in particular to large installations such as assembly halls for vehicles, aircraft hangars and shopping malls. To increase contractors' productivity while also reducing monotony in work, Intelligent Machines has developed a system for autonomous floor grinding.