The coating, painting, cleaning, and maintenance of large-scale infrastructure such as water towers, bridges, skyscrapers, oil & gas manufacturing facilities, and ships is risky and expensive; climbers working on towers have a fatality rate that is 10 times that of construction workers.
By replacing human judgment with science, Apellix increases safety and productivity, reduces costs and labor, and provides measured standardized quality with environmentally sustainable benefits.
Unlike most industrial technology, which solves operational problems or increases output efficiency or quality, the Apellix robotics platform keeps workers safe so companies can focus on their operations.
INNOVATING TOWARDS SAFETY
At Apellix, we develop technology to keep workers safe. The fact that this results in better quality and efficiency is a really nice byproduct.
We hold safety over efficiency as our guiding principle, developing revolutionary technological innovations to create risk-free industrial workplaces.
IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE, 95 CLIMBERS WORKING ON INDUSTRIAL TOWERS DIED BETWEEN 2004 AND 2012. THE WORKER BEE ELIMINATES THE NEED TO PLACE HUMAN WORKERS AT DANGEROUS HEIGHTS.
Our patent-pending Apellix Worker Bee™ robotics modular system is made up of four main components: a mobile base station, umbilical cord and tether, autonomous drone, and proprietary software that ties it all together.
A Platform-as-a-Service that drives meaningful change, we combine a consulting approach to understanding organizational and operational problems with the capacity to deploy hard- and software solutions.
Apellix uses proprietary, hardened, industrial customized software to enable its drone-based applicators to do things drones have never done before. By combining high tech hardware with leading edge software, our drones are able to paint buildings and towers, wash windows, safely apply chemicals and more.
BEYOND THE DELIVERY DRONE
The painting and coatings market is valued at hundreds of billions of dollars annually ($127B globally, $25B in the US). Apellix currently focuses on the oil & gas, shipping, and Infrastructure industries, each of which we believe has an addressable market segment in excess of $2 billion dollars.
The possible applications of our platform are myriad: clean industrial equipment without exposing workers to harmful chemicals, paint bridges without the danger of workers falling, rapidly deploy shelter to disaster areas, 3D-print at tremendous scale anywhere.
Drones to the rescue - Curiosity Magazine
UAS Startup Apellix Focusing on Dangerous Painting Jobs - UAS Magazine
Airborne Robot Can Replace Ladders in Industrial Environments - Information Week
Apellix Readies Drones for Coatings Industry - Robotics Business Review
How This Drone Company Wants to Clean up Dirty Jobs - UpStart Business Journal
Industrial Drones With Robert Dahlstrom, Apellix - That Drone Show
The Adventure of Drone Sawyer (30 sec video) - Discoveries TV
Apellix Drone Can Paint Homes and De-ice Airplanes - Tech Insider
Apellix is an Exciting Drone for a Boring Job - Popular Science
Drones to Replace Construction Workers? Global Sources Drones & Robotics
‘Worker Bee’ Quadcopter Can Apply Paint - UAS Vision
Demo of the Apellix Worker Bee
Pre-Production Spray Paint System - Apellix Video