ICM climbers are small, remote-controlled, easily deployable, lightweight climbing machines with big payload capabilities. The machines can climb walls, ceilings or rounded surfaces. The inherent benefit is the patented seal that allows these lightweight climbers to climb over surface obstacles, uneven surfaces and surface contours, making them unlike ANY other climber. The machines weigh approx 30 pounds(!), yet have a pull off strength of over 225 pounds. Plus, the machines are reliable, robust and easy to operate. The climbers also have interchangeable attachments so the same climber can be used for an array of missions. These include:

  1. Coating removal with Roto Peen or Starcutter
  2. Coating removal with blast media
  3. Surface cleaning with nonabrasive brush and water
  4. Complete capture---All cleaning / coating removal methods have vacuum capture. All waste is captured!
  5. NDT and NDE Inspection. We can remotely test for coating thickness, wall thickness, corrosion or stress cracking
  6. Visual Inspection. Remote controlled cameras with pan zoom and tilt
  7. Coating application. Pressure fed roller and spray applicator in development.

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ICM climber specifications

Primary Materials of Construction: Carbon fiber / advanced composites

Climbing Machine Weight: 30 lbs
w/ Abrader Control Assembly: 40 lbs
Width of Climber: 24 inches
Abrader Cleaning Path Width: 6 - 12 inches
Length of Climber: 24 inches
w/ Abrader Control Assembly: 36 inches
Height of Climber: 8 inches
w/ Abrader Control Assembly: 15 inches
Rate of travel: 2.5 - 3 inches / second
Cleaning/Coating Removal Rate: 40 - 100 sq ft/hour
Pull-Off Strength: 225 lbs
Power (Adhesion Vacuum): 24 Volt DC/110 Volt AC/15 amp
Power (Capture Vacuum): 220 Volt / 30 amp

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Durable foam tracks & sprocket cover Carbon fiber super- structure & field- ready connectors Mechanical abrader in vacuum capture shroud