Publications / 1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan

Development of Automatic Steel Pipe Inspection and Acceptance System Application of a Construction Robot to Construction Site "D"

Masahiko Sawaguchi, Minenobu Nishimura, Koji Doumoto, Shigenobu Hyakuta
Pages 775-784 (1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan, ISSN 2413-5844)

Repeated studies have been conducted on the automatization of construction work and for greater efficiency in processing of information and the operation of the Equipment Center, that serves many construction sites, are dealt with as one study. Temporary construction materials which flow between jobsites and the Equipment Center and the amounts of information involved have been increasing enormously. To cope with such a situation, we have been undertaking the study of automatization for quantity inspection/acceptance of incoming and outgoing materials. The device for automatic inspection and acceptance, presented here, of steel pipes for temporary construction use selects, sorts, repairs, inspects and accepts steel pipes automatically. The purpose for the development of this system was to reduce not only labor in performing operations at the Equipment Center but to greatly reduce labor in performing material inspection and acceptance work at jobsites as well, by automatizing critical points among a series of operations between jobsites and the Equipment Center for smooth overall operation flow, resulting in great labor-saving. This paper deals with the outline and development of the system.

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