Hydro-Lek Manipulators on Italian Navy ROV
Posted by Irina Tabakina
Hydro-Lek delivered two five-function manipulators to Italian ROV manufacturer, Ageotec, for the Italian Navy for submarine research and rescue. The manipulators are fitted onto a Pegaso ROV system which also includes a motorized winch, silenced diesel power generator as well as a USBL and sonar system. Ageotec were selected by COMSUBIN (the Italian Navy’s diver unit) to provide an open frame ROV system for visual and instrumentation research, objects recovery and underwater rescue. The system accomplished its first mission in April and is now fully operational. With a lift capacity of 40kg, the Hydro-Lek HLK-HD5 is a rugged work class five-function arm and incorporates a continuous jaw rotate assembly and three hydraulic cylinders. Constructed from 316 stainless steel, HE30 aluminum and high density polyethylene, the HLK-HD5 is designed for the smaller ROV for heavy duty underwater tasks.
(As published in the October 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)