Automatic Cleaning Robot System for Live-Line Suspension Insulator Strings

J.-Y. Park, B.-H. Cho, S.-H. Byun, and J.-K. Lee (Korea)


Applications, robot, dry cleaning, suspension insulator string


To prevent an insulator failure, a new cleaning robot system is presented for suspension insulator strings. This robot autonomously moves along the insulator string using clamps, cleaning the insulators by using a dry cleaning method. To install the robot on the suspension insulator string, its two wings can be opened or closed by a wing connection mechanism. In addition, a mechanized brush bristles set and a voltage-balancing contactor are devised to increase cleaning efficiency and to prevent arc generation under live-line conditions, respectively. Moreover, a manual tool for its installation and removal is presented. We confirmed its effectiveness through experiments.

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