Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Image: DeepSea Power & Light

DeepSea Power & Light Debuts LED SeaLite

New from DeepSea Power & Light is the LED SeaLite, which the manufacturer says is engineered to deliver a high-performance, field serviceable and affordable subsea light.   The LED SeaLite has up to 9,000 lumens with either a flood or spot beam pattern. The compact design weighs as little as 240 g in water and measures 78.7 mm in diameter and 88.5 mm long in a flood configuration without a connector. This light uses a hard anodized 6013 aluminum housing and is depth rated to 6,000 m with a standard sapphire port and 3,000 m with an acrylic port.   Both the LSL-1000 and LSL-2000

(Image: ROS)

ROS Introduces New Positioner Technology

Remote Ocean Systems (ROS) has developed a new lightweight pan and tilt positioner that can be computer controlled and programmed. The new P15 positioner includes a heavy-duty connector that enables RS485 communication protocol for precise positioning and allows for field firmware upgrades. The P15 is a smaller, lightweight rugged design that is ideal for small ROV’s and bridge and dam inspections. It can handle payloads to 15 lbs with an accuracy level of 0.1”+/- 0.1”. The P15 is available air filled (70 meters) or oil filled for depths to 6,000 meters.

EdgeTech Plans On-water Demos for MTS TechSurge

EdgeTech said it will conduct on-water equipment demonstrations from October 26-28, 2016 during MTS TechSurge, a “joint navy-industry-university ‘underwater cables, connectors and imaging systems’ three-day working session” held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.   EdgeTech will use the demonstrations to showcase its 6205 Multi Phase Echo Sounder (MPES) and the 4125 ultra-high resolution, lightweight side scan sonar system. EdgeTech will hold the demonstrations on-board one of the two company-owned research vessels, the Ocean Researcher II. The vessel is docked in Ft. Lauderdale

Photo: BIRNS

BIRNS Invests in New Automated Molding Press

BIRNS, Inc. informs it has enhanced its existing molding capabilities with the addition of a new custom 40 ton hydraulic transfer press to provide additional firepower to the company’s molding facility for connector inserts, allowing computer controlled precision for functions like injecting glass reinforced epoxy (GRE) and providing increased speed and output for large orders. The press has an advanced user interface for seamless set up and process control, offers the options of either manual or fully automated cycles, and features multiple zone heat control, with closed loop thermocouple

MTX Xplorer (Photo: MTS)

MTS Supports Wave Hub Cable Work

Specialist U.K. vessel operator completes subsea survey charter at renewable technology site off the Cornish Coast.   Marine service provider Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd. (MTS) announced that its vessel MTS Xplorer has completed 'as built' survey works as part of marine cable installation activity conducted by contractor James Fisher at the pioneering Wave Hub site off the Cornwall coast.   Wave Hub provides a dedicated testing location for innovative offshore renewable energy technology, with purpose-built transmission infrastructure enabling installed devices to export to the

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