Rightfully proud of the title of the most versatile firefighting robot on the market. Robot COLOSSUS is becoming more and more popular among fire departments around the world. To help and protect their firefighters, it has already been purchased by congregations from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Israel, Hong Kong and Argentina.
(Also) Team PlayerCOLOSSUS can perform support tasks as part of a fire team, but also independently. As part of the firefighting team, he can move together with the firefighters both outdoors and indoors. In this way, it can support firefighters in various ways, for example:
- Carry a load up to 500 kg (hoses, tools, rescue equipment…) which saves the firemen’s strength especially for longer distances (garages, tunnels, difficult terrain or long-term interventions) and the firefighters have more energy for the intervention itself and saving life and property
- Transport the stretcher with the person lying down, which again saves firemen’s forces. Previously, 4 firefighters were needed to carry a stretcher with an injured person, this way only one firefighter controlling the robot is needed to transport an injured person
- It can pull, push, remove obstacles (up to a weight of 1000 kg) using a controllable front bumper or a winch, which can greatly help firefighters with creating an access road, especially in the interior, for example in underground garages
- It can be used for ambient lighting using LED lighting with a combined output of 28,000 lumens, which improves the orientation of firefighters in a dark or smoky environment and thus increases the safety of intervention
However, the advantages of the robot stand out above all in independent intervention. In situations where the intervention space is too dangerous, the COLOSSUS robot is the most suitable helper. He, with his equipment, can conduct an initial survey and find out the real level of danger. It thus collects the necessary information for the response commander, who then decides whether he can send firefighters to the area and what real dangers and tasks await them there. COLOSSUS can use various rotating and positional cameras, a thermal camera and dangerous gas and vapor detectors for such research.
The robot is powered by electric motors with a battery life of up to 12 hours. This allows him to intervene even in closed spaces without the danger of contamination by exhaust fumes from the combustion engine. In combination with the dimensions of the robot (length x width x height – 170 x 78 x 76 cm) it is an ideal balance between power, weight and dimensions. In the interior, the COLOSSUS will pass through doors with a minimum width of 78 cm. It can climb stairs with a maximum incline of 40° and overcome obstacles up to 30 cm high. With its own weight of 500 kg, the dexterous robot can get where even the firemen go. We wrote here about its features.