ABOUT EXROBOTICS

LEADING SUPPLIER OF EX CERTIFIED ROBOTS

ExRobotics is the leading expert in developing and selling reliable robots and robotic solutions for harsh environments that require IECEx and ATEX Zone 1 certification. All of our robots are rugged and reliable for potentially explosive facilities.

OUR MISSION

At ExRobotics we have formulated a clear mission and vision. The mission of ExRobotics is to create value from the market for Ex certified robots. When we accomplish this, we would like to see our robots at major oil and gas facilities around the world.

OUR STRATEGY

To achieve our mission and vison, ExRobotics will:

  • Exploit its oil and gas knowledge to design robots that customers want. Then expand into other sectors such as chemicals, mining and energy.
  • Exploit and improve its ATEX and IECEx design expertise.
  • Progressively establish a world-wide base of Ex certified customer support, assembly and maintenance facilities.
  • Build a strong supplier base that provides dependable parts.
  • Establish global partnerships that complement ExRobotics’ skills.
  • Offer customers cloud-based solutions that enable them to benefit more fully from the information robots generate.

OUR HISTORY

Discover the highlights in the history of ExRobotics.

2010 - Sensabot development

The first, yellow robot was called Sensabot. It was developed by the National Robotics Engineering Centre (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University and was amazingly successful for a first attempt. It was still being driven years later and has the honour of being signed by USA President Obama, UK Prime Minister Cameron, and Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev. However it also demonstrated the challenges of certifying such a complex electrical machine for use in potentially explosive environments.

2013 - Sensabot Mark 2

Sensabot Mark 2 tackled this challenge head-on. Instead of over-pressure it used a wide range of protection methods especially Ex “d”, Ex “e”, and Ex “i”. This resulted in a hugely complex certification programme for Shell, who had taken over the project from NREC, and the certifying authority, UL. Ultimately the robot required 13 new IECEx certificates. In this time ImProvia (one of the shareholders of ExRobotics) got involved to support Shell in this certification program.

2016 - Sensabot Mark 2

Sensabot Mark 2 became the first remotely operated resident robot certified for use in potentially explosive environments. Sensabot Mark 2 is now with the customer, NCOC, in Kazakhstan. It has continued the tradition of attracting attention. In 2017 the development team was awarded Shell’s Excellence Award for Technology and Innovation.

November 2017 - Development of first robot

In 2017 we developed our first product, ExR-1. This is a remotely operated robot. Since then, we’ve sold over twenty robots to four continents. In our product range you will find four different robots: First Responder, Emissions Detector, Co-Operator and Inspector. These robots all have different features and functionalities.

 

August 2018 - First pilot with autonomous robot

October 2018 - ATEX and IECEx Zone 1 certified

November 2018 - First robot at launching customer

November 2018 - Building connectivity around the world

March 2019 - Cloud fleet management released

October 2019 - We specified our ExR-1 for different use cases

First Responder: for incidents where explosive gas may be present

Emissions Detector: to battle fugitive emissions on site

Co-Operator: for remote unmanned facilities

- December 2019 - Robot as a Service is available on 4 continents

2020 - Development of ExR-2 robot

Currently we are developing our ExR-2 robot which will be launched at the end of 2020.

OUR VALUES

  • Trust: Our employees, suppliers, customers and partners share information (good and bad) openly, so we all improve.
  • Commitment: We strive to do what we say we’ll do, when we said we’d do it.
  • One team: We all work together to achieve our goals, we learn from our mistakes, we don’t blame each other.
  • Enjoyment: Our employees, suppliers, customers and partners enjoy working with each other.
  • No harm: Our products and processes keep people safe and are ecologically sound.
  • Common sense: We do what we need to, we don’t waste time and effort and create unnecessary overheads.

DISCOVER OUR STORY

WHAT MAKES OUR ROBOTS SPECIAL?

SAFE AND COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS

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SENSING

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TELEPRESENCE

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SOFTWARE

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INTEGRATED SYSTEM:
self-docking and self-charging

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SAFE REMOTE OPERATION

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IECEX / ATEX CERTIFICATION

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