HIT Robot Group (HRG), one of China’s top robot manufacturing companies, made its U.S. debut in Chicago at Automate 2017. With “Your Golden Partner in China” as key message, the company showcased its latest technologies in smart manufacturing and strong capacity as a premium partner for those who have interest to explore the Chinese market.
“The enthusiasm of visitors and international counterparts at the exhibition has exceeded our expectation,” said Lei Zhu, vice-president of HRG. “We are very excited to meet those who have plans to enter the Chinese market. We believe that a consolidated tie-up with the world’s leading players in the robotics industry will be of far-reaching significance to China’s robotics industry.”
HRG showcased three products: a model of automatic lithium battery production line, Lithium Battery Smart Factory, vertical take-off and landing aircraft PHECDA, and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for agriculture uses MERAK.
- Lithium Battery Smart Factory: By fully automating all aspects of production, including logistics, packaging and warehousing, the Lithium Battery Smart Factory increases production efficiency, evidenced by its ability to produce 150,000 lithium batteries per day with an 80% reduction in factory intermediate time and an 85% decrease in laborers.
- PHECDA: the UAV breaks the limitations of flight mode of traditional rotor-wing UAVs and fixed-wing UAVs by using four-rotor mode vertical takeoff and landing and fixed-wing cruise mode flight. It features long duration of flight, fast flying speed, long cruising range, high flying height, simple operation, and high security, which is applicable to marine affairs, public safety, anti-terrorism, intelligent transportation, disaster assessment, forest fire prevention, pipeline inspection, environmental protection, geographical mapping, crop screening, geological exploration and other fields.
- MERAK: the quad-rotor UAV for agricultural plant protection with completely independent intellectual property right, designed in the systematic and all-round way, achieves the science, intelligence, security and efficiency in agriculture.
In order to introduce the company’s innovation and technology, HRG presented how its robots can be used to assemble Luban Lock, a traditional Chinese, three-dimensional wood puzzle, and invited visitors to solve the puzzle with their own hands.
After Automate 2017, HRG continues to seek partners in the United States. On May 14, the company’s U.S. branch will host an event at College Park, the University of Maryland, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and professional services in robot business from both China and the United States. The event will include speeches on various related topics, roadshow competition, start-up/career expo and dinner gala.
Merak uses technology to drive scientific agricultural production, uses intelligence to ensure the safe farming environment, and achieves the sophisticated agricultural vision comprehensively and systematically.
Highly efficient operation performance: by adopting centrifugal spray system to generate small liquid particles at micron grade and to spray to all parts of the vegetation, the solution is easy to be absorbed and is covered more even; long single operating time, drug loading capacity can reach 15kg, making it a better alternative of artificial farming to avoid potential safety hazard and realize easy and efficient mechanized farming production.
Smart easy-to-operate flight control system: planning task route during flying and finishing spraying task automatically; no complex ground station system is required, smart continue-to-spray function can be realized with flying route and spraying progress memory function.
Smart double-reminding remote control design: the remote controller has voice and vibration double-reminding function, convenient for monitoring residual drug and electric quantity information in real time and accurately feeding back actual operating information; the operation interface integrates an image transmission system, which can remotely monitor the operating status.
Overall lightweight structure design: foldable structure, smaller and lighter, convenient for operation and transportation; drug tank and vehicle body are integrated in a clever way, concise appearance, anti-corrosive, waterproof and dustproof, easy maintenance, nice-looking and practical.
Takeoff weight：about 15kg (no load), about 30kg (full load)
Operating time： 10-20min/flight
Drug tank capacity：15L
Spraying width ：2~4m
Daily max workload：450~600 mu
Operating ambient temperature：-10℃~40℃
Max takeoff altitude：4000m