Lombrico RC

Radio controlled Mini Robot Excavator driven by an external hydraulic system.

Confined space - The product can be used inside closed environments, where human work is not  normally contemplated.

No man entry - The product can be used in hazardous areas, avoiding human entry.

No man risk - The product doesn’t cause explosions or toxic exhalations in the working area.


Lombrico RC, a hydraulic, self-propelled and radio-controlled machine, is the Mini Robot Excavator specifically designed by Gerotto Federico S.r.l. for safely cleaning out conduits and tanks containing materials that emit potentially dangerous gases. 

The operating principle of the Lombrico RC is simple: the robot, connected to an umbilical, is powered by the hydraulic system of a van; inside the van there is a hose reel, for retrieving the umbilical, and a control station. From the control room, a technician can radio control the robot from a safe distance and monitor the cleaning operations. 

Two cameras and two working lights, placed on the front and on the rear part of the Lombrico RC, can illuminate dark conduits in both directions and send real time images to the monitor installed in the control station.

Why choose it

Lombrico RC is the ideal machine for cleaning tanks, sewers and conduits in ATEX Zones. For this reason it is particularly suited for working in refineries and petrochemical plants, where gas emissions from effluent are more frequent and dangerous for men.

The benefits that this Mini Robot Excavator brings to the work in confined spaces and explosion-risk environments are: 

  • safety during cleaning operations; 
  • time saving
  • possibility to carry out cleaning operations without stopping the plant; 
  • no man risk.