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Cloud technology makes sure concrete floors are flat

In many situations, it is important that concrete flooring is completely flat, especially in work environments equipped with robots, which can be inefficient on uneven floors. Innovative technology has been developed that uses cloud computing power for accurate flatness testing.

Commercial concrete flooring projects often have flatness specifications. To accurately measure this is a complex and time-consuming process that usually is done manually. It is a skilled job requiring specialized training. A system called RoboFlat is making flatness measuring easier, more accurate and quicker to calculate. Data is gathered by multiple laser scanners and software uploads this information to cloud computing services that analyse the data to evaluate the floor’s flatness.

A contour and heat map are generated and any flatness errors are identified. The contour map is overlaid over the floor design to guide the contractor to floor areas that need levelling. The software creates a report on the floor’s condition that can be shared with all stakeholders in the project.

Jeanne Ruthloff, President of KCI’s Technology and Innovation Sector that developed the system, has said about the technology:

“As the need for automation in warehouses and other facilities increases, it’s critical that floor flatness and levelness analysis is conducted quickly and accurately without delaying projects and operations.”

The software is designed to be easy to set up and use with minimal training to deliver precision results that are generated automatically. Different construction projects have varying flatness specifications. The system adapts to whatever degree of flatness is required. Free trials of the software are available for companies now.

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