Construction sites are tough place for electronic for equipment, tools, and electronics. The use of rugged technologies can significantly decrease the risk on the construction site and guarantee a smoother management of the whole project.
Below are innovative designs that can take on the demands of rough working conditions.
The SuitX eXoskeleton can be the solution to many problems that construction workers face daily on the site. It offers great flexibility while at the same time protecting those who wear it from musculoskeletal problems. There are four different kinds of industrial exoskeleton and depending on your needs you can choose to protect either your whole body or parts of it such as back, legs and shoulders.
One of their key characteristics is that they are able to reduce muscle force up to 50%, as they offer assistance in lifting, squatting and bending. Thanks to this, productivity is significantly boosted and injury risk is decreased. Exoskeleton is mainly aimed to construction and factory workers but the Phoenix version is also available in order to help those with mobility problems.
Camera systems for construction sites are part of the rugged devices, as well. Their main difference with the regular cameras is, of course, the level of protection that they have. A rugged camera system can undergo any kind of environmental conditions (eg. extreme temperatures) and it’s also water, pressure and shock resistant. Construction web cameras have the ability to supervise the on-going activity on site and to provide time-lapse video and incredible zooming.
Rugged Total Stations
Total stations are instruments used in construction in order to measure angles and distance by integrating an electronic distance meter with an electronic theodolite. The technology around total stations is truly amazing, since it provides to professionals working in construction the ability to convert complicated data into functional and detailed 3D models. The ruggedized total stations have no problem in adjusting to the craziest environmental conditions and remain totally focused regardless of any potential on site distractions. Last but not least, the self-learning technology that comes with ruggedized total stations raises the bar of effectiveness and functionality even more.
When you’re working on the construction site, you have to keep good track of time and make sure that everything runs according to the time-schedule. That’s why, a good rugged smartwatch sounds like a pretty good idea. An example of a solid smartwatch is Nixon’s new release, called The Mission. It may not have the slimmest design, but it has military level shock and dust resistance. Its bezel is made out of stainless steel in order to offer extra protection towards any kind of screen damage. So if you feel like wandering around the construction site, make sure you buy one of those.
Laptops, mobiles and tablets belong almost to the same family with smartwatches. Having your electronic devices on the construction site can be very dangerous, so a ruggedized version of them is necessary.
Starting with laptops, there are both fully and semi-rugged versions of them. All depend on the level of protection that you wish to have for your electronic devices. In any case, rugged laptops can undergo harsh environmental conditions and damages that could come of hard use.
Tablets are also very delicate devices which have to be protected, when used on a construction site. Thankfully, there are ruggedized tablets today which are unbelievably resistant. Hardened screen glass, fortified frames and soft corner bumpers are only a few traits that make rugged tablets invincible.
A rugged smartphone can be a valuable ally for anyone who has a demanding work on a construction site. Ruggedized mobiles obtain a military level resistance against water, vibration, shock and greatly high or low temperatures.