25th Jun 2020

Seatronics selects Blueprint Lab’s Bravo 7 as manipulator of choice.

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has partnered with Blueprint Lab to supply their advanced electric manipulators for their VALOR Standard and Elite systems.

Seatronics have identified significant opportunities for its VALOR, the Versatile and Lightweight Observation ROV, which will be offered globally as an integrated package utilising the latest Blueprint Lab technologies.

The Bravo 7, manipulator of choice for the VALOR, has a reach of 1m at full extension and with over 100Nm of torque in each joint, it can lift 10-20kg depending on position. Furthermore, the small outer diameter (<90mm), allows the manipulator to be compactly stowed onto inspection class vehicles.

Primary applications of Blueprint Lab manipulators include Close Visual and Non-Destructive Inspections (using UT, CP, and ACFM probes), special recovery, and complex autonomous intervention trials.

Derek Donaldson Vice President Global Growth, Seatronics said, "We are very excited to enter into this partnership with Blueprint Lab, their Reach Bravo series is ideally suited to the VALOR system and compliments its capabilities beautifully.  We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship." 

Anders Ridley-Smith, Business Development Manager, Blueprint Lab said, "We wanted to push boundaries with the Reach Bravo, and so we needed to find a vehicle OEM that had a similar vision. We've found that in Seatronics and the VALOR system, and so we're excited to see the intervention and inspection solutions that this will open up to operators."

Contact your regional Seatronics office to find out more about the Blueprint Lab range and how Seatronics can fully support your bespoke project requirements.