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Innovative new products, technologies and concepts

Manipulators Expanding

Inspection Class ROV Capability

Photo courtesy Blueprint Subsea

A Seaeye Falcon-mounted Bravo 7 conducts ocean clean-up activities. INSET: The Bravo 7 mounted on a dedicated skid with buoyancy for the Seatronics VALOR, ready for and cavitation blasting.

he Reach Bravo robotic arm from Blueprint Lab is working to validate the system in the real world through inte- predominantly available as a 7-Function or 5-Func- grations onto Inspection Class ROVs. The light logistic foot- tion system and combines speed and dexterity into a print of the system makes the manipulator ROV-agnostic and compact size. This makes it ideal for inspection-class easy to retro? t (there is no additional power or control box).

T ROVs and, combined with master arm controller tech- Over the past 6-12 months, the Reach Bravo has been in- nology, offers a previously unavailable level of dexterity for tegrated and validated on leading inspection class ROVs, in- this size of vehicle. Since commercially releasing the Reach cluding the Seatronics VALOR and the SAAB Seaeye Falcon.

Bravo manipulator system in 2020, Blueprint Lab has been Some of the deployments and trials of the Reach Bravo tech-

The Sea Otter Reel New ROV from Blueye 3D Printing Subsea

The all new Sea Otter Reel repre- Blueye Robotics launches the Kongsberg Ferrotech has joined sents a leap forward for Inspection Class X3, its third Blueye ROV model. Some forces with Equinor, SINTEF and Gas-

ROV Tether Management Systems from features of the new X3 model include: sco to develop 3D printing technologies

SEAMOR Marine. 3 guest ports supporting eight different for subsea equipment repair and mainte-

New levels of modularity allow huge communication protocols; software in- nance. The company has already devel- labor savings both in the ? eld and in tegration in the Blueye App for grippers oped a subsea robotic system, Nautilus, serviceability, with innovations simply and manipulatorss; upport for naviga- that can be used to carry out remotely packed throughout, including a fully tion and positioning systems; Blueye operated composite repairs on subsea removeable reel hub, connector-based external-camera and Blueye external- pipelines. designs and a clear future upgrade path. lights (up to 10,000 lumens). 56 July/August 2021

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