Advanced Construction Robotics heavy lifting robot to ‘provide 50% schedule savings’
By Catrin Jones14 March 2023
Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) is launching its second product, IronBOT, during ConExpo, Las Vegas. IronBOT augments construction crews by lifting, carrying, and placing bundles of rebar in a transverse or longitudinal orientation without the need for heavy lifting from workers.
The company says that IronBOT successfully completed its inaugural project in February on the Port St. Lucie West Boulevard Bridge in Port St. Lucie, FL alongside Shelby Erectors, Inc.
The original estimated duration of the rebar installation was 14 days but by augmenting Shelby’s crew with the BOT Bundle, the same amount of work was completed in only seven days. During the pilot, IronBOT placed 147,032 LB of rebar while TyBOT completed 58,068 ties over 6.5 productions.
ACR adds that when IronBOT is combined with TyBOT, our rebar-tying robot, this powerful BOT Bundle can typically provide 50% schedule savings during rebar installation.
“We are confident the combination of TyBOT and IronBOT generates a disruptive technology, meaning the time and cost savings are so significant on a job that it will disrupt the way our industry installs reinforcing steel,” says, Stephen Muck, Founder and Executive Chairman of Advanced Construction Robotics.