Aquabotix is showcasing the company’s Endura remotely operated underwater vehicle at DEMA Show 2017.
The Endura ROV is best used in places where you want to take the diver out of the water, according to Aquabotix Chief Development Officer Ted Curley. Examples include inspections of bridges and dams, aquaculture applications, Navy explosive ordnance disposal units, and oyster reef exploration.
What makes the Endura unique is its ease of use, Curley told DeeperBlue.com:
“Three minutes out of the box and you’re in the water. Three hours and you’ll be efficient operating it. Three days and you’ll be trained.”
The Endura is also very adaptable, and can accommodate a lot of different sensors, whether it’s a grabber arm, a different camera or sonar.
It’s available in three different lengths: an eight-inch body, 16-inch body to a 24-inch body. The base configuration consists of:
- 5 High-Torque Motors
- 1080p HD Camera with 120 Degree Tilt
- 32 GB Memory
- Orientation, Depth, Temperature and Leak Detection Sensors
- 4 Pounds of Payload Capability
- Waterproof Carrying Case
The base price for the Endura starts at around US$17,000/14,632 Euros. If you add a sonar or navigation system, the price can jump up to $100,000 fairly quickly.
For more info on the Endura ROV, check out the company’s website at aquabotix.com.