Firm employs robotic help for installation

OSCAR hard at work on the University of Edinburgh installation
OSCAR hard at work on the University of Edinburgh installation

A Cumbernauld firm employed the services of the latest in precision robotics to aid its work on the new Data Technology Institute (DTI) at the University of Edinburgh.

Indeglas was contracted to install huge interior windows and to take the heavy lifting out of the project used the Optimum Strength Compact Articulated Robot (OSCAR) 600 which has the ability to lift as much as 20 people and fit through gaps of less than a metre.

Operations director Derek Johnston said: “The versatility and lifting power of OSCAR has been of tangible benefit to our installers. Being able to manoeuvre the robot into tight spaces with the 600kg lifting power has been a real force multiplier for our teams.

“We were able to deploy the technology on the DTI build and it was so successful, we plan to use it more often. At Indeglas, we believe in technological precision coupled with the human understanding of light in human spaces.”

OSCAR is provided by family-run GGR Group in Blantyre and provides a more comprehensive lifting platform than the previous Glassboy 500 – a manual crane - and MRT4 – a vacuum sealed grip for glass – combination.