Concept to Commercialization R&D
Field Deployment of Advanced Technology

Energy Innovation

Concept to Commercialization R&D

Pipeline Robotics

Advanced Technology Deployment

Energy Services

Technical Field Services

We are committed to delivering innovation

Address Operational Challenges with Innovative Solutions

ULC Robotics helps gas and electric utilities, and the broader energy industry confront the increasing need to repair and maintain their pipelines and infrastructure while causing less disruption to the public, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and reducing costs by developing and deploying innovative robotic repair systems, advanced inspection systems, no-dig process improvements and new tooling.

robotics research and development

ULC Robotics was named one of the top 50 most influential companies in the global robotics business by Robotics Business Review in 2017.

Pipeline Robotics

Our technical field operations teams specialize in the deployment, operation and field maintenance of complex robotic systems, inspection crawlers and camera systems. We collaborate with you to ensure innovation becomes business-as-usual.

Research and Development

From concept to commercialization to field deployment, our project managers, engineers, sensor scientists, machinists and technicians are the best in the field at performing innovation projects for utility, energy and industrial companies.

Unmanned Aerial Inspection Services

ULC Robotics’ Aerial Services division partners with electric utilities, gas utilities and industrial companies to conduct unmanned aerial inspection of overhead power lines, pipelines and other assets using custom-developed UAVs and advanced sensors.

Energy Services

ULC’s highly trained crews perform daily field work involving no-dig, core-and-vac and keyhole processes to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. This division also performs turn-key meter exchanges, valve inspections and other technical services.

Featured Products and Services

Through the use of our trenchless technology and processes, energy utilities are improving safety, reducing costs, reducing methane emissions and improving the efficiency of maintenance operations.

AVOID REPLACING YOUR LARGE DIAMETER CAST IRON GAS MAINS

Our CIRRIS XI™, CIRRIS XR™ and CISBOT robots allow gas utilities to avoid the tremendous expense of direct burial pipeline replacement. Our technology extends the usable life of large diameter cast iron gas mains by providing a means to assess the structural integrity of the pipe and by renewing the mechanical and jute joints at a lower cost and with less disruption than replacement or other rehabilitation techniques.

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Utility UAV Inspection Services

UNMANNED AERIAL INSPECTION SERVICES FOR ELECTRIC & GAS UTILITIES

We work with electric utilities and gas utilities to conduct unmanned aerial inspection to conduct commercial unmanned aerial inspection services, test flights, pilot projects and related R&D projects using custom developed aircraft and advanced sensors.

Electric Utility UAV Services

 

Gas Utility UAV Services
Gas Utility Damage Prevention

IN-PIPE LOCATING

Highly detailed, pinpoint accurate locating and mark out of gas distribution mains

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PRX250 LIVE GAS MAIN INSPECTION CAMERA SYSTEM

The most advanced CCTV camera system for live gas distribution mains

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Cased Pipeline Direct Assessment Robot

MCC: ROBOTIC CASED PIPELINE INSPECTION

Visual and sensor inspection of the carrier pipe from within the annular space

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Our Projects

Our R&D team and operator qualified field crews work every day to develop and deploy complex pipeline robotics, visual inspection systems, updated processes and new tooling. The projects below highlight some of the work we have done in the lab and in the field.