MFE Inspection Solutions, a provider of inspection technology, has recently announced a collaboration with Voliro, a drone innovator, to bring a new level of efficiency and maneuverability to the inspection industry.
The partnership aims to introduce the Voliro T drone, which combines omnidirectional capabilities with the ability to exert significant force and torque to structures. This unique feature allows the drone to navigate in any orientation, height, or location, providing enhanced maneuverability compared to conventional drones.
Cody Menchaca, the Product Line Manager for MFE’s sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft Systems), expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “Teaming up with Voliro represents an important milestone for MFE and our customers. The Voliro T drone is an exceptional addition to our external inspection equipment, and this partnership underscores our commitment to driving innovation in the inspection industry.”
The Voliro T drone is known for its reliability and stability, even in challenging environments, thanks to its thrust-vectoring and 6DoF (Six Degrees of Freedom) control. These features enable safe navigation, even when GPS signals are unavailable, making it suitable for close proximity structural inspections.
With semi-autonomous flight modes and sophisticated pilot assistance, the Voliro T drone ensures safe and effortless navigation. Its modular payload system allows for integration of multiple sensors to cater to diverse inspection needs. The drone also supports custom third-party payloads, offering versatility to users.
Florian Gutzwiller, CEO at Voliro, highlighted the significance of the partnership, particularly in the US market, stating, “The US market is crucial for our business growth, given the demand for innovation. MFE’s expertise and customer network in the inspection space make them an ideal partner to expand our customer base in North America.”
Laurent Zimmerli, VP Customer Experience at Voliro, emphasized the importance of customer satisfaction and proximity, stating, “Providing excellent customer experiences is our top priority, and being close to our customers is essential. MFE’s experts, along with our customer success engineers, form a winning team that ensures outstanding customer experience in the US.”
The Voliro T drone is designed to meet the needs of service providers and asset owners alike. Its features promise safety, efficiency, and speed, with zero personnel exposure to height risks and potentially up to 50 times faster operation compared to traditional methods. The drone’s end-to-end digital workflow and geo-located inspection data streamline the inspection process, providing real-time insights into critical infrastructure.
The partnership between MFE Inspection Solutions and Voliro marks a significant development in inspection technology. By combining their expertise, they aim to transform the inspection process across various industries. The introduction of the Voliro T drone brings a new level of maneuverability and efficiency, contributing to safer and more efficient inspections.
As the collaboration progresses, it remains to be seen how the Voliro T drone will impact the inspection industry and how it will be received by customers. Nonetheless, the partnership reflects a commitment to innovation and a drive to equip customers with advanced technology for their inspection needs.