SODEX AND REMdevice: A GLAD COLLABORATION THAT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
FROM A SCHOOL PROJECT TO THE IDEA OF REVOLUTIONIZING THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR.
Ralf, Raphael, Bernhard and Justin.
These are the names of young (former) Austrian students who, starting from a school project, are now pursuing their goal of changing the world of construction.
How? Having the excavator checked not by the operator on board, but independently to reduce risks and timing in the world of earthmoving.
Armed with talent and a good dose of creativity and determination the young team, after almost 3 years of work has passed several milestones and does not seem they want to stop!
IDEAS THAT TAKE FORM
Starting from a model, the guys from Voralberg have developed a fully functional excavator capable of digging with an accuracy of 2 cm.
The team has developed a modular system that can expand the functions of any excavator.
Thanks to sensors and the developed control, the machine can work without the need for physical intervention from the operator. This allows a better efficiency and a better timing of the work with a direct benefit on both costs and error rate. A system that thanks to a software, calculates the fastest route. The same operator can also monitor and control multiple excavators at the same time.
In March 2020 at the COM:bau exhibition the excavator proved its performances thanks to the installation of a gravel test area that surprised many people.
An idea that got noticed and also convinced several judges in competitions, such as the “Jugend Innovativ” (the largest competition of Austrian ideas), which allowed the young team to establish new contacts in the construction world.
Despite the emergency situation linked to COVID-19, the team has not downsized its goals. The project was presented (online) at several competitions, receiving several awards! The thesis project was delivered to the school in June, which also provided the test area for the future, and the work did not stop.
A COLLABORATION THAT MARRIES TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Several companies have contributed with their products and systems to support this project. At REMdevice, we have joined this initiative with great pleasure, providing a T series push-button transmitter with 7 buttons and a Rubybox receiver module. The ideal combination for this project.
“When we heard about “Sodex” for the first time, we were immediately intrigued by the idea,” says marketing manager Davide Luisotto. “As a company strongly oriented towards technological development, we strongly believe in projects that want to improve and make work and safety more efficient. In this case we were even happier because a new and “disruptive” idea, is carried out by very young guys!”
A LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE
The road has been drawn the guys are determined to revolutionize the sector but to do this they need a further push. Recently in Vienna, the team participated in the new show Zwei Minuten – zwei Mentoren“. The first show for the promotion of young talents in Austria, to have the opportunity of present visions and ideas in front of high-level mentors.
We just have to wish these young guys a big good luck!
To find out more about Sodex project www.sodex.at.
Photo Credits: Sodex
Photo: © PULS 4_Gerry Frank
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