Powerlines run all over Europe. To inspect them in rural areas can be challenge. The Estonian company Hepta has the solution for that: automated inspections with drones. They will represent Estonia on the Ideas from Europe stage in Tallinn in November.
Power lines are still an important part of our energy supply. Today power grids are observed daily by men on foot or high voltage grids can allow themselves high-cost complex manned helicopter analysis. Hepta brings automated easy-to-use Airborne Inspection to the parts of the power lines where it has been too complex and costly.
Hepta Airborne has developed drones capable of replacing manned helicopters. Our drones can fly autonomously up to 500 km/6 hours in a single flight. For technical analysis they have developed data processing platforms. Inspecting them with the latest technics will make sure they are not becoming a reliability.
During the semi-finals of Ideas from Europe Hepta will represent Estonia on stage. Maybe the home advantage can help them with their pitch, but that is up to the international jury. They will decided the nine ideas that will go to the Knight’s Hall in The Hague in the Netherlands in the spring of 2018.