Schindler Robot Technology Debuts In Middle East
The Schindler Robotic Installation System for Elevators (Schindler RISE) is being debuted in the Middle East for the construction of the Uptown Tower, a 340-m-tall skyscraper in Dubai’s Uptown district, Khaleej Times reports. The autonomous and self-climbing robot will travel up the 78 levels of the tower to measure and drill precision holes accurately. The robot will then set the anchor bolts necessary to install the elevator guide rails and landing doors. The technology makes construction faster and more accurate and reduces technicians’ risk and exposure. For example, the Uptown building has 14 elevators installed, each of which requires 9,000 holes drilled into the shaft. Robotic systems are becoming the trend as the construction industry looks to accelerate the work and meet customer demands. The company has done 10 projects so far in Poland, Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. The building, featuring 188 hotel rooms and suites, restaurants, health spas, conference facilities, and 229 branded residences, is being constructed by BISIX, a Brussels-based group, and is expected to be completed by 2022.