Video Demonstration


In order to prove the concept and reduce the development risk, a proof-of-concept (PoC) machine able to change idler rollers while the conveyor continued to operate, was designed and built.

The PoC machine aimed to validate, in an operational environment, that it is possible to use robotics to change a live carrier idler roller, in addition to demonstrating that a fully loaded conveyor belt could be lifted to allow the robot to reach under the running conveyor to replace an idler roller.

The PoC Spidler® was successfully demonstrated at an operating site in Port Hedland on the 5th of June, 2013.