ROV KIEL 6000

Manipulators and Toolskid

7-function manipulator ORION.
Top: ORION duriing smapling with shovel; bottom: RigMaster and ORION during the employment of a Helium sampler.
5-function manipulator RigMaster.

ROV KIEL 6000 is equipped with 2 manipulators for sampling of rocks and organisms as well as for the handling of tools and other gear at the seafloor. A toolskid underneath the vehicle, with 2 hydraulically driven drawers, provides space for samples and additional scientific gear (further tools and equipment HERE...).

ORION 7PE: 

  • 7-function manipulator with maximum reach of 1850 mm
  • lifting power at full extension: 61 kg
  • maximum lifting power: 227 kg
  • maximum yaw of the claw: 152 mm
  • grabbing force of the claw: 4448 N
  • torque force of the claw: 170 Nm at 8-15 rpm

 

RigMaster: 

  • 5-function manipulator with maximum reach of 1300 mm
  • lifting power at full extension: 181 kg
  • maximum lifting power: 270 kg
  • maximum yaw of the claw: 284 mm
  • grabbing force of the claw: 4448 N
  • torque force of the claw: 170 Nm at 8-15 rpm

 

Toolskid: 

  • 3.5 m x 2.3 m x 0.7 m 
  • with 2 hydraulically driven plates equipped with adjustable sampling boxes and the possibility for mounting of additional scientific gear
  • via the telemetry, 24 addtional scientific probes / tools may be integrated (serial: RS232, RS485; video: PAL/ digital or analogue; ethernet; power supply 24 VDC)
  • additional hydraulic connections may be used (4 proportional valves, 12 magnetic valves @ 207 bar, max 39 lpm).

 

Photos (unless otherwise noted): ROV Team GEOMAR; for enquiries on utilisation of image material please contact Public Relations Dept GEOMAR or Dr. Friedrich Abegg.