We Can Make it Happen
For the right opportunity, Valid can provide technical, financial, and manufacturing resources for new product development. We serve as both the engineering firm and the manufacturer, allowing us to move from concept to completion under one roof. That means we are uniquely capable of developing tailored solutions to corporate or industry-wide challenges.
We invest our own resources to develop innovative new products that address industry pain points. Here are just a few of the recent custom products we’ve completed.
AIS BigTop Autonomous Robot
We partnered with Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS) to manufacture the BigTop autonomous mobile robot.
A labour shortage, coupled with repetitive, injury-prone tasks, presented the horticultural industry with a large challenge. Any proposed solution needed to increase productivity and performance as well as reduce costs and injuries.
This autonomous robot is used in greenhouse nurseries as a cost-effective solution for the repetitive, injury-prone task of moving pots. It is equipped with sensors that allow for careful navigation, and its arms can carry up to 6 pots or up to 30kg.
Utilizing pre-programmed algorithms and simple instructions, BigTop is capable of autonomous decision-making. This addition of artificial intelligence allows the robot to operate independently or to be remotely controlled by an operator. This helps to reduce incidence of injuries by removing human participation in these tasks.
RCMP Holding Cell
We worked with the RCMP to design and build modular steel holding cells, which were durable and fully-equipped to function as temporary or permanent solutions.
The RCMP requires portable holding cells for new facilities that are under construction or for existing facilities that are undergoing retrofits.
Valid’s engineering team has the capability to customize each module to meet the local building and law enforcement codes specific to each customer. Cells are delivered fully wired and complete with plumbing. Locks, sensors, vandal-resistant sprinkler heads, security cameras, and grills are included for optimal security.
This innovative plug-and-play concept has proven effective in cost and time savings. As Valid is able to customize by location, the cells can be used as a solution all across Canada.