Deep Ocean Engineering releases new ROV
Deep Ocean Engineering offers Vector T4, a new version of the company’s Vector M5 remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
Vector T4 can operate to depths of 1,000 meters while accommodating significant payload for a suite of tools and sensors, the company says. This ROV is a lighter-weight, more powerful successor to the company’s Triggerfish ROV. Vector T4 is nearly 9 inches shorter in length and has a high thrust to weight radio, meaning it can operate in strong current, Deep Ocean says.
This new ROV incorporates use of a rugged laptop manufactured by GETAC. In addition, Vector T4 comes standard with dimmable light-emitting diode (LED) lights that enable alternative lighting patterns to reduce camera back scatter by as much as 90 percent, Deep Ocean says.
Vector T4 uses a common graphical user interface operating system, a common proprietary brushless thruster design, and many other common parts, the company says.
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In-Situ releases water level instrument
In-Situ Inc. offers its Level Troll 200 instrument for monitoring and logging water level/pressure and temperature.
This new instrument is corrosion-resistant and offers flexible communications, low power consumption, and a direct-read cable, the company says. Three modes – linear, fast linear, and event logging – are included to monitor water levels and collect hydrological event data. Flexible Modbus, RS485, or SDI-12 outputs allow users to connect to In-Situ’s Troll Link telemetry system, a RuggedReader handled personal computer, a laptop computer, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, or third-party data collection platforms, the company says.
In-Situ says the product comes with a guarantee for battery life: The instrument will operate for a minimum of five years (2 million readings) or the customer receives a free instrument replacement. Level Troll 200 also can be run on external solar power, external battery packs, or other power from data collection platforms, the company says.
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American Sensor offers pressure sensor catalog
American Sensor Technologies announces availability of its OEM Pressure Sensor Catalog on its website at www.astsensors.com.
The catalog features 20 pressure sensors for gauge, absolute, and differential measurement in ranges from 2.5 pounds per square inch (psi) to 60,000 psi. The catalog also uses images from leading industries to describe how pressure sensors and transmitters are used in different applications, the company says.
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VideoRay presents Pro 4 remotely operated vehicle
VideoRay offers its Pro 4 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system.
This latest model in its professional series has entirely new internal electronics, including camera, processor, and drive train, the company says. Topside control of this ROV is based on industry standard laptop computers, with new software that integrates several functions while dynamically reconfiguring for ease of use, VideoRay says.
This new unit has more than twice the vertical thrust of the Pro 3, with 50 percent greater horizontal thrust, the company says. Both models have a depth rating of 1,000 feet.
Pro 4 series ROVs are sold in configurations, such as CD (commercial dive), designed to solve a specific task or series of underwater tasks, VideoRay says.
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Eaton upgrades switchboards and breakers
Eaton announces that its Cutler-Hammer Magnum SB technology is the default in its switchboards and breakers above 2500 A.
Magnum SB is a low-voltage insulated case power circuit breaker family. This technology is designed for the performance and economic requirements of UL 891 switchboards, Eaton says.
The company says this technology provides several benefits, including 100 percent rating at full continuous current, three frame sizes to facilitate compact enclosure options, high withstand breakers for maximum coordination, and reduced arc flash.
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Rolled Alloys adds stainless steel to inventory
Rolled Alloys announces the addition of Zeron 100 super duplex stainless steel to its North American inventory.
Zeron 100 is a 25 percent chromium, 7 percent nickel, and 3.5 percent molybdenum stainless steel with the addition of tungsten and copper, the company says. Rolled Alloys carries plate, sheet, bar, pipe, fittings, and welding products in this line.
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