LMK Introduces Versatile Robot To North America

First Look
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | May 2010 Vol. 65 No. 5

Talpa robots are manufactured by Schwalm Robotic GmbH, Bad Hersfeld, Germany. Development of Schwalm robots began in 1995. Kiest said Talpa equipment is working daily in Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Singapore and Sri Lanka. They have been extensively tested in the United States, and two units have been in operation in California since 2008.

“Until now,” said Kiest, “most robotic tools for sanitary sewer use were limited basically to reinstating laterals. The capabilities of the Schwalm robot solve most issues when mistakes occur during trenchless pipeline rehabilitation without the need for excavations.”


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