Pipetronics - A new specialist for pipe rehabilitation robots
Focus on the development of intelligent systems in sewer rehabilitation robotics - the founding took place on 01/01/2016
+++ Rohrbach, 12/11/2015. The two specialist suppliers of sewage robots - RELINEROBOTICS GmbH (Rohrbach, Palatinate) and Pipe-Robo-Tec GmbH & Co. KG (Röthenbach, Franconia) and ITK Engineering AG (Rülzheim, Palatinate), one of the leading German development partners in the area of systems and software engineering, have founded a new company. They aim to coordinate the development and manufacture plus the international sales and distribution of innovative, intelligent pipe rehabilitation robots. This joint venture begun operations on January 1, 2016 under the name of Pipetronics GmbH & Co. KG.
Pipetronics GmbH & Co. KG is jointly headed by Christian Noll and Markus Brechwald. The headquarters of the new company is in Rohrbach, Palatinate. Control and operating components are to be modernised. Today, digitization and automation have already changed broad parts of our day-to-day life - sewage rehabilitation robotics have a large untapped potential. "The vision of Pipetronics is to derive use from the possibilities afforded by digitization and automation in sewage rehabilitation robotics", according to Christian Noll. Sewage rehabilitation robots should be able to act with greater autonomy and carry out tasks independently through technical development from Pipetronics. They also aim to improve human-machine interfaces. "With modernised and simplified control components, we want to make it easier for operators to control robots and set up a completely new user experience", according to Noll.
Expertise from different areas are bundled together
In the new Pipetronics company, the purpose is to bundle the expertise and economic possibilities of the partners involved. "In this way, we can realise considerable synergy effects and can offer our customers practical added value", says Markus Brechwald. "Our aim is to substantially further develop sewage rehabilitation robotics by founding Pipetronics – and the best way to do this is from a broader foundation."
ITK Engineering will be involved in the company as a development partner as well as the two specialists for sewage rehabilitation robotics, RELINEROBOTICS and Pipe-Robo-Tec. "Sewer robotics is an extremely exciting environment where we can apply our expertise in the area of self-sufficient driving and human-machine interaction. We are happy to develop innovative robotics solutions with Pipetronics in terms of automation and digitization and to bring them to the market", says Michael Englert, found and board member of ITK Engineering.
Continuity in service and maintenance
An important part of the services to be offered by the new Pipetronics company is service and maintenance work. In Germany, three service support points (Rohrbach, Röthenbach and Herne) shall assure rapid support for customers and construction sites with repairs plus spare parts and replacement equipment. An additional service point is also located in Switzerland. Further international sites are planned.
The founding partners
RELINEROBOTICS – manufacturer of electrically powered milling robots
Since 2012, RELINEROBOTICS GmbH, a company of RELINEEUROPE AG, has been involved in the development of the innovative eCUTTER electric milling robot. The performance strength and ruggedness of the eCUTTER has been tested successfully in numerous building sites both inland and abroad over the last 12 months. This business area has been integrated into the new company. RELINEEUROPE AG, founded in 2009, is a globally leading supplier of UV light curing pipe liners. RELINEEUROPE is the managing part of the RELINE GROUP with additional members RELINEJAPAN, RELINEAMERICA and in future RELINECHINA. Worldwide, the group produces UV light curing Alphaliners at three locations with a current annual production of over 600,000 metres.
Pipe-Robo-Tec – specialist for milling robots and filling & grouting system units
Pipe-Robo-Tec GmbH & Co. KG, a company belonging to the DIRINGER & SCHEIDEL Group, is a full-service supplier of hydraulic robot systems. Its product portfolio includes milling robots and a tried and trusted filling and grouting process based on epoxy resins for main sewers. For the rehabilitation of domestic connections, Sewertrain has been developed as a potent system for the small dimension scope. With its technical service, Pipe-Robo-Tec offers many users reliable basic maintenance of their robot systems through its technical service. This service is currently being offered in Röthenbach, Herne (Westphalia) and in Dübendorf (Switzerland). The entire business operations of Pipe-Robo-Tec is being integrated into the Pipetronics company.
ITK – specialist for Systems and Software Engineering
The focus of ITK Engineering AG lies with the technical consultancy in the development of system and software solutions, in particular for the car and used vehicle industry, railway and aviation industry and medical technology. With its headquarters in Rülzheim in Palatinate, ITK employs over 800 employees in six additional branches in Germany. ITK is represented internationally in USA, Japan, Spain and Austria.
Pipetronics GmbH & Co. KG
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