Development of an automated system for cavitation repairing in rotors of large hydroelectric plants

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This paper describes an automated system called Roboturb, designed for inspection and maintenance tasks of rotor blades of hydroelectric turbines damaged by cavitation. The main element of this system is a robotic device, with six rotative joints, designed to displace on a portable and flexible rail, configuring a redundant robot with seven degrees of… (More)

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