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Bravo 7

The Bravo 7 is a robust, electric 7-function manipulator designed for Inspection-Class ROVs. With 10-20kg lift capacity and almost 1m of reach, this dexterous manipulator makes complex tasks possible while also having a low logistics footprint for easy retro? tting to existing vehicles. The Reach

Bravo range of manipulators are available with customizable end-effectors, including a cutting tool, and are designed for control with Blueprint Lab master arm controller technology.

A leap in capability for service providers conducting NDT

Inspections, close visual inspections, equipment recovery and deployment, and other tasks usually reserved for human divers.

nology to-date include: cleaning using cavitation blasters and tors), Blueprint Lab designed the Reach Bravo with the vision the FlexiClean Micro, equipment deployment/recovery with of enabling more dexterous intervention and inspection akin to

ROV hooks, ocean clean-up, and use on novel autonomous that achievable by human divers. For many industries, include

Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair (IMR) projects, such as offshore energy, there is a big push to make operations safer on the Atlantis Testing Platform for Maritime Robotics (AT- by keeping humans out of harm’s way. Systems that can start

LANTIS). to approach and exceed the capability of humans, at equal or

Following the release of the Reach Alpha (which found early smaller sizes, are critical and the Reach Bravo is part of Blue- success with military and commercial portable ROV opera- print Lab’s continuing contribution to achieving this goal.

Xsens MTi-600 Series Anchoring for TideGen Sercel GPR300

Xsens announced two new prod- ORPC engaged Sustainable Ma- Sercel launched the GPR300, a ucts in its MTi 600-series, extending the rine’s Swift Anchors division to provide nodal seismic acquisition solution for choice of products with and without an its rock anchoring system for ORPC’s deployment in shallow waters to depths integrated satellite positioning receiver. Advanced TidGen Project set to launch of 300m. GPR300 features Sercel’s Qui-

Xsens is adding a new GNSS/Inertial in Maine. Swift Anchors one-ton steel etSeis broadband digital sensor tech for

Navigation System (INS) module, the anchor are designed to provide the same ultra-quiet performance. Its ability to re-

MTi-670G, and a Attitude and Heading holding force as 750 tons of concrete. Its cord high-? delity low-frequency signal

Reference System (AHRS), the MTi- complete turnkey offering can generate also makes it the ideal choice for high- 630R to the MTi 600-series. up to 70% in cost savings compared to end seismic imaging with full-waveform traditional systems for small arrays. inversion (FWI). 57

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