Advance Construction Robots’ (ACR) TyBOT is now available with a rail-free deployment method, which expands the rebar tying robot’s opportunities in construction.
In response to feedback from the field, ACR has developed a new deployment method for TyBOT, called edge form bogies. The new method provides a significant enhancement that simplifies and speeds up on-site deployment.
The unique design eliminates the need for screed rails, a prerequisite previously required for TyBOT deployment. With TyBOT freed from the screed rail, the solution becomes available to more contractors.
“At Advanced Construction Robotics, we believe that true innovation in infrastructure comes from listening to those working with our solutions in the field,” said Stephen Muck, ACR’s Founder and Executive Chairman.
“Their feedback is invaluable, influencing our product road maps and driving us to develop problem-solving solutions that revolutionize construction. Together, we are shaping the future of infrastructure.”
TyBOT previously relied on installed screed rail or a porta-rail system that simulates screed rail for successful deployment. The requirement could sometimes be a limiting factor in locations where the screed rail was not readily available.
The new bogies ride directly on the timber framing, called edge forms, that is erected on job sites to support concrete pouring. TyBOT’s edge form bogies are adjustable, compatible with 2×4 to 2×8 edge form caps and can handle any existing obstructions such as double-headed nails.
With edge forms always available and in place, TyBOT can work on a wider range of projects, providing contractors with the flexibility and efficiency they need. This new deployment method eliminates the need for pre-installation of screed rail, allowing contractors to maximize their resources and accelerate project timelines.
“By redesigning how TyBOT deploys on construction sites, we’ve created an opportunity for contractors to conduct deck operations more rapidly and efficiently than ever before,” said ACR President and CEO, Danielle Proctor.
“We are excited to release edge form bogies because it provides our clients a more flexible and accessible solution, increasing TyBOT’s viability for a wider range of projects.”
TyBOT self-ties bulk horizontal rebar intersections. The robot is able to achieve a tie rate of more than 1,100 ties per hour.