Waterloo | Canada, December 12, 2019 – 2G Robotics has officially released the Micro Inspection Skid, a new laser survey skid for Inspection Class ROVs developed in partnership with iXblue and Nortek. This all-in-one integrated skid delivers high accuracy inspection capabilities with subsea dynamic laser scanning to enable survey and inspection by low cost vehicles.
The Micro Inspection Skid is available for industry leading vehicles including the Saab Seaeye Falcon and the Seatronics VALOR. The plug-and-play design comes fully calibrated and only requires mounting and connection to the vehicles auxiliary power and communication channels. The 2G Robotics ViewLS Data Module enables users to easily combine navigation and laser data, and extract targets of interest into 3rd party point cloud analysis software.
The skid includes the 2G ULS-500 Micro laser scanner, iXblue’s Rovins Nano Inertial Navigation System, Nortek’s DVL1000, and Valeport Depth Sensor to deliver high accuracy geo-referenced laser inspections. The skid is neutrally buoyant to maintain vehicle maneuverability. Simply fly the vehicle over the target to generate a 3D model in real-time.
“The release of the Micro Inspection skid is a milestone in the evolution of small, cost effective vehicles. We are excited to see what operators will be able to accomplish with this new sensor package” states Chris Gilson, Product Development Manager for 2G Robotics.
The product is now available globally for new and existing inspection class ROVs. Contact 2G Robotics to find out more.
About 2G Robotics
2G Robotics provides industry-leading laser scanning and imaging solutions that enable our clients to confidently complete subsea inspections, surveys, and mapping to ensure the preservation and security of the world’s critical infrastructure and marine environments. 2G’s systems capture millimetric resolution 3D models and high resolution images that provide a detailed baseline for monitoring and predicting changes in subsea assets and environments. www.2grobotics.com
iXblue is a global high-tech company specializing in the design and manufacturing of advanced marine, photonics and autonomy technologies. The group in-house expertise includes innovative systems and solutions devoted to inertial navigation, subsea positioning, underwater imaging, as well as shipbuilding and test & simulation. iXblue technologies support Civil and Defense customers in carrying out their sea, land and space operations with maximum safety, efficiency and reliability. Employing a workforce of 650 people worldwide, iXblue conducts its business in over 60 countries. www.ixblue.com
Nortek excels in the development and manufacture of acoustic Doppler instrumentation. Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) are used for subsea navigation. Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) are used to understand physical processes in the ocean, rivers, lakes and laboratories. We pride ourselves on being innovative in product development and production processes. Nortek provides solutions to engineers and scientists by offering real-time data collection and support from our responsive technical team. Nortek’s headquarters are just outside Oslo, Norway, where R&D, product assembly and other main functions are situated. In addition, we have subsidiaries in the US, the UK, China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, France and the Netherlands. www.nortekgroup.com