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Drill on corrugated metal deck ceilings and concrete walls with Hilti's updated semi-autonomous robot

A drilling robot drills into a concrete wall
A Hilti Jaibot semi-autonomous mobile-drilling robot

Hilti Group has released new features to the Hilti Jaibot, a semi-autonomous, mobile-drilling robot. The Jaibot now has the capability to drill on corrugated metal deck ceilings and concrete walls. The robot also has a range of new features to improve operator safety, ease of use, and accuracy.

Autonomous drilling on corrugated metal deck ceilings and concrete walls

In support of complex ceiling types, the Jaibot can now identify and map installed profiles of corrugated sheet metal deck structures, align with the digital plans, and automatically adapt planned drill holes to pre-defined installation zones. To avoid obstacles such as existing installations or structural elements, Jaibot detects these objects and can adjust its working area and arm movements accordingly. In addition, it can drill and mark holes in vertical concrete walls at heights between 0.9 and 4.8 metres. As in the past, the Jaibot executes drilling tasks automatically while the user interface enables the operator to ensure ideal placement and control.

A productivity improvement package

Hilti is also releasing a range of features to improve safety, use, and accuracy. Providing workers with protection against dust, the Jaibot's vacuum system can be upgraded to deliver up to 30 percent higher dust removal performance. The integration of a new sensor system improves hole drilling depth accuracy and distance measuring. On the Hilti cloud application, operators benefit from new 2D structural floor or installation plan upload options which allow for increased background information, improved user management, and filtering by diameter to establish a drilling path and plan execution, as well as reporting with features like Field-to-BIM data and drilling progress. An option to export data and print a 2D plan for potential field rework is also available.

Jaibot has been deployed on numerous construction projects globally, helping mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) installation contractors tackle productivity, safety, and labour shortage challenges.

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2360 Meadowpine Blvd.
Mississauga, ON
CA, L5N 6S2


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