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HBR prioritises US market for Hadrian X robot

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Robotic construction technology manufacturer FBR has reprioritised its entry into the US construction market, dedicating Hadrian X robots as they are made in Perth to its US Wall as a Service (WaS) construction offering

At the same time the Perth company has raised $6.2 million to support the export push via an institutional placement of shares.

The company took this action due to high demand for its technology in the United States.

FBR’s second next-generation Hadrian X currently in production, originally intended to be fitted to an Australian certified truck chassis, will now instead be fitted to a U.S. certified truck chassis as soon as the first of three on order is delivered.

This will allow the robot to begin commercial operation in the U.S. as soon as possible thereafter, where it will be positioned into FBR’s United States Wall as a Service®operating entity in Florida.

The latest generation Hadrian X robot is tablet-controlled and is equipped with a 32-metre telescoping boom capable of handling blocks up to 600mm x 400mm x 300mm.

FBR’s first next-generation Hadrian X, currently undergoing outdoor testing and optimisation, will be deployed to the U.S. for demonstration work as soon as its testing and optimisation is complete.

A third next-generation Hadrian X has commenced production, and procurement for a fourth, fifth and sixth next-generation Hadrian X is underway, according to a statement.

“Upon completion, these additional Hadrian X units will be assigned to Wall as a Service entities in…the United States, Europe, Australia, the GCC region and the United Kingdom.”

Further reading:
FBR and Liebherr to ‘commercialise’ the Hadrian X robot
Browse @AuManufacturing’s coverage of FBR here.

Picture: FBR

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