Nucor Rebar Fabrication teams with ACR, robotic tying machine developer

Sources: Advanced Construction Robotics Inc., Allison Park, Pa.; CP staff Advanced Construction Robotics has entered an agreement with Nucor Rebar Fabrication Inc., broadening deployment of ACR’s TyBOT. Nucor Rebar Fabrication will integrate the robotic tying machine into its installation contracts, starting with a Washington State project. Bridge deck site demonstrations have proved the TyBOT’s ability to increase rebar crew productivity…

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Robotics engineers move from rebar tying to handling, placement

Sources: Advanced Construction Robotics, Pittsburgh; CP staff Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) arrived in Las Vegas for ConExpo-Con/Agg with its second workhorse for reinforced concrete construction: IronBOT, equipped to lift, carry and place up to 5,000-lb. bundles in transverse or longitudinal orientation and relieve crew members of routine heavy lifting. IronBOT joins TyBOT, the rebar-tying robot that put ACR on the…

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Developer of rebar-tying robot takes top AGC-Autodesk award

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Saxonburg, Pa.-based Brayman Construction and its affiliate, Advanced Construction Robotics, took first place and a $10,000 prize in the inaugural Associated General Contractors of America-Autodesk Innovation Awards program for an autonomous rebar-tying robot geared to bridge construction. The TyBot device ties continuously day or night, and takes over after construction crews carry, place and frame-in 10 percent of deck rebar.

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Developer of rebar-tying robot takes top AGC-Autodesk award

Source: Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C.

Saxonburg, Pa.-based Brayman Construction and its affiliate, Advanced Construction Robotics, took first place and a $10,000 prize in the inaugural AGC-Autodesk Innovation Awards program for an autonomous rebar-tying robot geared to bridge construction. The Tybot device ties continuously day or night, and takes over after construction crews carry, place and frame-in 10 percent of deck rebar.

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