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Seatronics Predator ROV System

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Seatronics Predator ROV System

The next generation in ROV technology, a 300m rated, multi-functional, modular, cost-effective, inspection class ROV.

Seatronics Predator ROV System

Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
Seatronics Predator ROV System
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The Predator - Inspection Class ROV has been designed to function in all market sectors around the world including Oil & Gas, Military, Home land security, Fisheries, Inshore Survey, Scientific Research, Telecommunications and Energy. The new 300m rated Inspection Class ROV system from Seatronics Ltd has been developed to meet the ever demanding markets for rugged and reliable underwater viewing systems. The ROV uses the latest high reliability technology designs for maximum operating efficiency in marine operations. Reliability has always been foremost in the development of the ROV package and with the inclusion of a network control system the functional design will assure continuous performance in all operations.

Added to this efficient control system, all vehicle functions are monitored by high capability diagnostic electronics, which will isolate fault sectors that may be problematic, without loss of control to the ROV.

The thrusters are assembled using high efficiency brushless DC motors with direct drive to prop blades, the shaft seals are contained in an easily replaceable cartridge thus vastly reducing maintenance attention. In order to reduce drag and improve the ROV performance, most of the electronics have been designed to fit under the buoyancy module on the vehicle frame. Seatronics Ltd has effectively designed the power systems to accommodate a reduced size of the tether to around 13mm (Neutrally Buoyant) diameter which significantly increases the vehicles maneuverability and versatility.

The illuminated hand controller for the system is designed to be portable and houses the control joysticks, dials and membrane pad buttons, all of which are sealed from water ingress. The hand controller functions can be customised by utilisation of the surface control system setup interface.

Additional Channels are available as standard, including Ethernet, RS232 and RS485.


The full ROV system comprises of:
Surface Control Unit (SCU)                                       
Surface Power Unit (SPU)                           
300 M Umbilical tether on Reel
Surface Hand Controller
Remotely Operated Vehicle



Depth Rating:                        300 m (1000 ft)

Length:                                  900 mm (35.4 in)

Width:                                    620 mm (24.4 in)

Height:                                   450mm (17.7 in)

Payload:                                 Approx. 10 kg (22 lb)

Mass in Air:                           Approx. 75kg (166 lb)

Power Requirements:         2.5 KW @ 400VDC

Turning Rate:                        Approx. 120 degrees/sec

Thruster Layout:                  Horizontal 4 thrusters in Vector Formation

Vertical 1 vertical thruster

Forward Speed:                   3.0 knots (0 knot current)

Tether:                                   Approx 13mm diameter multi-core, up to 450m (1475 ft) length

Lighting:                                 Up to 6 LED Lights (1710 Lumens per light)

Two (2) LED Lights (standard)

Camera:                                 Up to Four (4) Camera Selection

Any Two (2) Cameras –simultaneous operation

Fixed Focus Colour/B&W Camera (Standard)

Colour Zoom Camera, PAL/NTSC (Optional)

Low Light Black/White (Optional)

HD Colour Zoom (Optional)

Sonar:                                    Tritech Micron DST Chirp Sonar 650 to 750kHz


Surface Controller

PC Based Control System

Integrated Daylight Viewing Monitor

Surface Power Unit c/w GFI & LIM

Full System Diagnostics Page

System Configuration Page

Main ROV Interface Page

Secondary ROV Interface Page


Power Requirements: 110/240 VAC Input


Hand Controller

Main Thrusters:                Three Axis ROV Control Joystick (c/w Programmable Top Switch)

Vertical Thruster:             Control Dial

Camera Tilt Control:        Three Axis Joystick (c/w Programmable Top Switch)

Camera Selection Function

3 x ROV Light Intensity Control Dials

Power Function Switch

Auto Heading & Auto Depth (Altimeter) Functions

2 x Aux Functions

2 x Accessory Functions



Options include:

BlueView Multibeam 2D or 3D Sonar

Various Leak Detection Systems

Additional cameras (Zoom, Ultra Low Light, HD)

Additional lighting

Laser scaling

Tritech Micron Altimeter 500kHz

Manipulators (Electric or Electro/Hydraulic)

and many more industry standard tools & sensors

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Telephone +44 (0)1772 687775

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