Automating Concrete Work in Japan


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Title: Automating Concrete Work in Japan

Author(s): Yasuo Kajioka and Toshiaki Fujimori

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 12

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 27-32

Keywords: automation; cleaning; concrete construction; concrete dams; concrete finishing (fresh concrete); cranes (hoists); placing; robotics; vibrators (machinery); General

Date: 6/1/1990

Presents overview of the current state of and future prospects for the automation of concrete work in Japan. Examples of several fully and semiautomated machines are presented, including a horizontal concrete distributor, a concrete distributing crane, an automatic pressing crane, a concrete distributor for dam construction, an automatic form vibrator, a floor finishing robot, an autosetting form for dams, a concrete spraying robot, and a laitance removal unit for dams.