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Construction Technology: TyBot

Alice-India Garwood
by Alice-India Garwood on November 21, 2018

More incredible innovations are coming out of the construction tech industries and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Construction tech that saves our onsite teams from potential health and safety risks and monotonous tasks is an absolute winner as far as we are concerned. Robotics are playing a huge role in the future of construction and this new innovation is no different.

Introducing: The TyBot!

TyBot is a construction technology innovation from Advanced Construction Robotics, developed for the tying of rebar.

rebar, construction, technology, construction technology, bobtrade, construction supplies, supplies, materials, building materials[Photo Credit: Tampa Steel]

The monotonous and repetitive nature of rebar tying over a prolonged period has the potential for very real and harmful health conditions like carpal tunnel. TyBot hopes to alleviate this strain on our onsite workforce.

"Rebar tying over a prolonged period has the potential to cause conditions like Carpal Tunnel."

Not only will this innovation reduce injuries it will save masses of time and in turn, money.

Once set up the TyBot is able to work automatically and autonomously, identifying and tying intersections on its own.

TyBot, construction, technology, construction technology, bobtrade, construction supplies, supplies, materials, building materials[Photo Credit: TyBot LLC]

The TyBot has been tested at Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Freedom Bridge project. The project itself had a 5000 square feet bridge deck and around 24000 rebar sections. The TyBot tech was able to tie each one in 5.5 seconds - incredible!

The speed and efficiency at which the Tybot works has the potential to change the lives of onsite builders and save projects vast amounts of money.

According to the founder of ACR, Tybar takes only half a shift to assemble and can fit a bridge between 20-150 ft wide using the existing infrastructure of the bridge.

TyBot, construction, technology, construction technology, bobtrade, construction supplies, supplies, materials, building materials[Photo Credit: Dixie Contractor]

The limitation of this particular piece of construction technology is that it is built to be a gantry style piece of equipment. This limits the TyBar to rectangular and linear projects.

"The gantry shape of the TyBot limits it to rectangular and linear projects."

However, it is only a matter of time before more sophisticated versions of this piece of construction tech begin being tested.

TyBot is another exciting addition to the construction technology family that are being developed to make construction more efficient.

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Alice-India Garwood

Alice-India Garwood

Content Marketing Executive at Bobtrade. Interested in design, sustainability and the history of construction. I love all things indie and theatrical.