FLYABILITY is a Swiss company building solutions for the inspection and exploration of indoor, inaccessible, and confined spaces. By allowing drones to be used safely inside buildings, it enables industrial companies and inspection professionals to reduce downtime, inspection costs, and risks to workers.
FLYABILITY’s UAVs are currently used by over 300 customers around the world with the common goal of saving costs and reducing risk.
The equipment can be used in industries such as: Oil & Gas, Mining, Cement, Infrastructures, Chemicals, Power Generation, Sewers and Others.
IATEC Plant Solutions can share its vast experience in the application of UAVs through fast, efficient and safe inspections of industrial assets, in partnership with FLYABILITY and its ELIOS drones.
Drone-based inspection is not a technology of the future, it is a necessity for today’s digital fast-paced world. With the 4th industrial revolution in motion, organizations are looking to deliver digital transformation of their industrial processes, while cutting costs and bettering workers’ environments.
ELIOS 3 helps industrials effortlessly achieve these goals by bringing their inspections and mappings to the next level.
ELIOS 3 is much more than a flying camera, is a powerful data-harvesting tool. Relying on the power of computer vision and LiDAR mapping, ELIOS 3 is a versatile indoor drone opening doors to a world where performing systematic inspections does not require months of training, reporting is done intuitively on a 3D model of your asset, and situational awareness is built into the piloting app.
FlyAware™ SLAM Engine: Powered by FlyAware™ is the unique combination of computer vision, LiDAR technology, and a powerful NVidia graphic engine. Acting as a centimeter-accurate indoor GPS, it builds real-time 3D maps enabling the drone to sense its surroundings instantaneously. Today, Flyaware™ allows for groundbreaking stability and highly accurate locational awareness.
SLAM-Based Stabilization: No matter the conditions. The all-new SLAM-based stabilization algorithm catches the tiniest unpredictable movements of the drone and instructs the flight controller to compensate for it. This allows for the drone to float in the air still as a stone even in the toughest conditions. With ELIOS 3, pilots from all skill levels will succeed at performing complex missions.
3D Live Map: Flawless locational awareness. The embedded LiDAR constantly scans the surroundings to build a high-density point cloud map. This map is displayed instantly in the Cockpit App, empowering pilots with exceptional locational awareness. A real-time 3D view of the drone’s trajectory and environment provides crucial data.
3D Reporting: Understand where to focus your maintenance efforts. From data capture to decision making, Inspector 4.0 and ELIOS 3 work hand in hand to provide operational continuity, boosting your efficiency through every step of the inspection process. Thanks to ELIOS 3’s LiDAR, reporting is done intuitively on a 3D model of your asset. Points of interest captured in flight are readily available in a high density point cloud offering a faster, more accurate, and more reliable data localization system.
3D Surveying Solution: Survey-Grade Point Clouds. Thanks to an integration with GeoSLAM software suite, ELIOS 3’s LiDAR data can be processed to build survey-grade 3D models of your asset enabling surveyors to map the truly inaccessible.
Modular Payload Bay: A versatile and future-proof inspection tool. The modular payload bay features two ports. One dedicated to the LiDAR and one for auxiliary payloads. This unique integrated design provides aerial capabilities for a range of upcoming indoor applications. It turns ELIOS 3 into a versatile, future-proof tool, configured to fit your mission needs.
Collision-Resilient Rugged Design: Designed after Flyabilty’s patent-pending collision-resilient flight controller, ELIOS 3 is fit for use in the most complex industrial settings. With its signature cage and unique reversing motors, ELIOS 3 is the only drone in the market that can recover from flipping upside-down without crashing. The rugged IP-44 design allows for the inspection and mapping of harsh environments without concern for water splashes and dust.
Extended Air-Time: Do it all in one go. The ELIOS 3 offers up to 12.5 minutes of flight time so you can go the extra mile in every single flight. With a new insert & lock mechanism battery manipulations are easier than ever.
Close-Up Inspection Dedicated Payload: The static payload now comes with a fully unobstructed 180° field of view to a 4K camera, a thermal camera, and a distance sensor. The lighting system has been rethought from the ground-up to bringan even more powerful and homogeneous lighting experience. Thanks to the industry-leading oblique and dust-proof lighting system, looking for pitting, cracks, or build-ups becomes as natural as doing it manually with a flashlight. ELIOS 3 close-up inspection payload delivers stunning image quality, consistently smooth, even in the complete dark.
Configuration: Ducted fan quadcopter.
Data interface: USB-C port using Inspector (requires drone to be powered by its battery!).
Dimensions: 48cm wide; 18.9 in - 38cm high; 13.8 in.
Flight control sensors: IMU, magnetometer, barometer, lidar, 3 computer vision camera and ToF distance sensor.
Flight modes: ASSIST - Stabilized mode, ATTI - Attitude mode, SPORT - Sport mode.
Flight Time E3 base: >12min30s (In ideal flight conditions, without a payload mounted on the payload bay, with a new battery).
Flight Time E3 base + lidar mapping payload: >9 min (In ideal flight conditions, with a new battery).
Ingress Protection: Base platform + basic inspection payload: Splash and dust resistant design, equivalent to at least IP44 LIDAR Payload: IP68.
Mass E3 base: 1900 g +/-10g ; < 4,18 lbs, includes battery, payload & protection.
Mass E3 base + lidar mapping payload: 2350 g +/-15g; < 5,2 lbs, includes battery, payload & protection and lidar payload.
Materials: Carbon fiber - kevlar composites, magnesium alloy, aeronautical grade aluminum, high-quality thermoplastics.
Max ascent/descent speed: 2 m/s ; 6.6 ft/s (Assist / Atti modes).
Max horizontal speeds in different flight modes and configurations: 2 m/s (Assist mode) ; 6,6 ft/s - 5 m/s (Attitude mode) ; 16.4 ft/s - 7 m/s (Sport mode) ; 23 ft/s.
Max Take-off mass: 2500 g (E3 base + 600g / E3 LIDAR + 150g).
Max wind resistance: 5 m/s (Assist Mode) 16,4 ft/s - 7 m/s (Sport mode) 23 ft/s.
Motor life time: 50h (Test run to 120 hours, motors reached 100h with negligeable degredation so specification is 50% of nominal life).
Motor type: 4 fast reversing electric brushless motors.
Noise Level: 83 dB(A) with lidar.
Onboard computer: Nvidia Xavier NX onboard computer with custom linux OS.
Operating temp.: 0 ºC to 50 ºC; 32 °F to 122 °F. Valid for batteries pre-condition between 10°C and 40°C.
Propeller life time: 10h.
Propellers: 4 propellers, 5 inches.
Standby time on full battery: 5000h or ~7 months.
ELIOS 2 is the most intuitive, reliable, and precise indoor inspection drone. Keep your workforce out of harm’s way while performing flawless inspections right from the first flight using cutting edge drone data capture capabilities.
ELIOS 2 allows you to capture every corner and inch of the most complex and confined assets.
1. Designed for indoor
– Collision-resilient Shockproof payload;
– Confined space accessibility;
– Robust wireless transmission.
2. Intuitive to fly
– GPS-free stabilization;
– Distance lock;
– Full HD live streaming.
3. Accurate data capture
– Thermal & 4K Close-up inspection;
– 10 K Lumens;
– Dustproof lighting;
– Oblique lighting & Tiltable camera pod.
4. Data processing
– Streamlined data management;
– 3D modeling;
– 2D measurement.
Dimensions: Fits in a < 400 mm sphere; 15.75 in.
Motors: 4 fast reversing.
Propellers: 4 propellers, 5 inches.
Take-off weight: < 1450 g ; < 3,2 lbs includes battery, payload & protection.
Flight time: Up to 10 min.
Max ascent speed: 1.5 m/s ; 5 ft/s.
Max descent speed: 1 m/s; 3,3 ft/s.
Max speed: 1.3 m/s (Assist Mode) 4,25 ft/s, 4 m/s (Attitude mode)13.12 ft/s, 6.5 m/s (Sport mode)19.69 ft/s.
Max speed angle: 0.15 rad (Attitude mode), 0.2 rad (Assist Mode), 0.3 rad (Sport mode).
Max wind resistance: 3 m/s (Assist Mode) 9,85 ft/s, 5 m/s (Sport mode) ; 16,4 ft/s.
Flight control sensors: IMU, magnetometer, barometer, 7 vision and distance sensors.
Materials: Carbon fiber composites, magnesium alloy, aeronautical grade aluminum, high-quality thermoplastics.
Operating Temp: 0 ºC to 50 ºC ; 32 °F to 122 °F.
Flight modes: OPTI - Assist Mode, ATTI - Attitude mode, SPORT - Sport mode.
Fail Safe: Auto-landing on signal lost.
Operating frequency: 2404 – 2483 MHz (UAV to RC), EIRP 2.4 GHz: ≤ 32 dBm (FCC); ≤20 dBm (CE); ≤10 dBm/MHz (MIC).
Ingress protection: Splash and dust resistant.
Noise level: 99 dB(A) hover, 120 dB(A) max @ 1m.