Robotic Reinforcing Bar
A reprieve from manually tying reinforcing bars
The process of manually tying reinforcing bars is tedious
and time-consuming. The repetitive motions inherent
in the process, including repeated wrist motions and
extended periods of bending, are physically demanding and
pose a risk to worker safety. But one recent invention may
offer a reprieve from manually tying reinforcing bars.
TyBot® is a robotic reinforcing bar-tying solution for
bridge deck construction that was recently introduced to the
market by TyBot, LLC, a subsidiary of Advanced
Construction Robotics. The company is marketing TyBot as a
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solution to labor shortages and as a safer, more productive
way to tie reinforcing bars.
Delivery and Setup
This robotic tying solution may be used on bridge deck
projects ranging from 10 to 100 ft (3 to 30 m) in width. The
company delivers the robot to a jobsite, where it takes 1 to
4 hours to assemble depending on bridge deck width.
Assembly requires only two workers and a crane operator.
The robot is placed upon and moves along the existing screed
TyBot can tie reinforcing bars during bridge deck construction (image courtesy of TyBot, LLC/603 Drones, LLC)