Development of a Monitoring System for a Pipe Cleaning Robot with RS-485

RS-485 통신을 이용한 배관청소 로봇의 모니터링 시스템 개발

  • Received : 2016.03.02
  • Accepted : 2016.03.24
  • Published : 2016.05.31


Various pipes are used in the many industrial field such as water supply, drainage system and marine plants, so a maintenance of these pipes is essential. Especially, the maintenance of the piping in the industrial field, some professional staffs enter and clean the pipe. If the professional staffs can not enter and clean the pipe, the workers has to use the method of inserting a scraper connected to wire inside the pipe. However, this method demands huge budget and causes a number of problems such as traffic congestion. To solve these problems, pipe cleaning robot has been researching and developing. Many Pipe cleaning robots have a problem, that is impossible to confirm the operating condition of the robot in a real time. This paper suggest pipe cleaning robot with RS-485 which transmit operating and cleaning condition of robot and inner pipe filmed by camera, that user can check.


Pipe Cleaning Robot;Status Monitoring;Cleaning Monitoring;Video Collection


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