DEKRA tests and certifies world's largest Laser Coating Removal robot for LR Systems

Robot will deploy 20kW laser to remove paint from any size commercial and military aircraft

Nov 23, 2016
Leading expert organization DEKRA will test and certify the world’s largest innovative Laser Coating Removal (LCR) robot for LR Systems BV. The robot, developed by LR Systems, will deploy a 20kW laser to remove paint from any size commercial and military aircraft with the greatest precision. In addition, the robot allows a faster and cleaner removal process than contemporary methods and contributes to a significantly reduced aircraft ground time. Paul van IJsselstein, CEO of LR Systems B.V.: “I am delighted that DEKRA will support our global LCR team and I am confident that the development and roll-out of the first system will benefit from DEKRA’s specific knowhow and expertise. With DEKRA’s expertise, we can further strengthen our global robotic solutions for the maintenance industry”.

DEKRA will be involved in the entire testing and certification process, from the evaluation of the safety concept, the testing of components, and Factory Acceptance Testing on location to the installation of the first LCR Robot. Bert Zoetbrood, globally responsible for the Product Testing & Certification division and CEO of DEKRA in the Netherlands: “Next to our commitment to safety, we are further intensifying our focus on innovative and high tech segments with services such as EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility), cybersecurity, functional safety testing, electrical safety, and international market access. Our involvement in supporting LR Systems in the development and deployment phases of the LCR robot ties in seamlessly with our ambitions. We provide integrated services globally for innovative products every step of the development process until the new product reaches its market.”

Note for press: For more information about LR Systems, please contact Eveline Kratz,, +31 (0)6 11 00 3432. For more information about DEKRA, go to or please contact Stan Hendriks, stan​.hendriks@​dekra​.com, +31 (0)88 9683323.

About LR Systems
LR Systems expects to deliver LCR systems to customers worldwide in the aerospace sector as well as in maritime, oil and gas, and transport. LR Systems develops large robotic solutions for maintenance on commercial and military aircraft & helicopters. The Laser Coating Removal robot (LCR) is a state-of-the-art, sustainable, high performance paint stripping solution. LR Systems is the only company that can provide this solution to the market and that is committed to the introduction of autonomous solutions in the maintenance chain of capital goods. The company is committed to sustainability and to the reduction of CO2 emissions in addition to enhanced employment opportunities: through stimulation of local capability development, improved profitability, and competiveness of the industry.