UAV’s (Drones)

Orb Rope Access

Orb Rope Access provide aerial inspection and surveying services.

In conjunction with our aerial inspection partner, we provide Civil Aviation Authority licensed services to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones. Our drones incorporate the latest technologies and imaging systems to carry out safe, professionally managed aerial assignments for a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, utility, construction, facilities and civil engineering sectors.

Our background in measured land, building and engineering surveys enables us to draw on a diverse project portfolio. We have surveyed and inspected a wide range of assets and structures including bridges, football stadiums, commercial properties, masts and cranes.

The aim is to provide unrivalled data that brings significant savings in both time and costs.

UAV Inspection

We offer a wide range of UAV/drone inspections including:

  • Industrial
  • Building
  • Confined spaces
  • Ecclesiastical
  • Bridges
  • Heritage
  • Marine
  • Wind
  • Insurance

UAV (Drone) Equipment

Orb Rope Access use the industry leading Intel Falcon 8+ drone for all aerial operations.

The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ UAV is designed for superior safety with maximum electronic and hardware system redundancy. The AscTec Trinity Control Unit provides three redundant Inertial Measurement Units  (IMUs), for quick and reliable data fusion, which verifies and controls the drone’s position, altitude, and orientation, for improved response and stability during flights. It also features additional redundancies for communications, batteries, rotors, and motors.

Inspection Payload

Collection of the highest quality inspection data is achieved through the use of industry leading payloads.

The Inspection Payload simultaneously delivers real-colour, time-stamped, and georeferenced RGB and 14-bit RAW thermal images. It consists of two cameras mounted in parallel on one gimbal, a full sensor RGB camera and the FLIR Tau 2 640 camera.

Elios – Indoor & Confined Space Inspection

By enabling remote visual inspection in any indoor environment, Elios prevents the need for workers to enter hazardous places, or face dangerous situations.

Scaffolding or cranes are no longer needed to perform visual inspections. Elios gathers all the visuals needed of the most complex and cluttered spaces.



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