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Furthering the revolutionary capability of the newest ultra high capability vectored MiniROV with extended depth rating.
 
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Vehicle
Controls
Tether
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vLBV300 Front
vLBV300 Rear
vLBV300 Side
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Tether & Reel

  • Key Features
  • Specifications
  • System Contents
  • Options


Deep water highly capable MiniROV
The new vLBV950 is a deep water solution with a high degree of capability. Rated to 950 meters (3,116ft) and still the same compact dimensions of the vLBV300. Vector thruster configuration with dual vertical thrusters and an impressive power to weight ratio.

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Powerful variable vector thruster configuration

Vectored thruster configuration provides amazing control in all horizontal directions, therefore the use offshore in demanding conditions. The vLBV950 has impressive bollard thrust with 18.1-22.5 kg f (40-50 pd f) forward. Thruster vector angle is variable from equal horizontal to forward optimized. Dual vertical thrusters offer greater vertical control and roll stabilization.

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Optimized mechanical design

The vLBV950 has undergone extensive mechanical design to optimize stability, capability, flexibility and serviceability. No other small ROV has had such attention to every detail as the vLBV950. Our in house ex-America's Cup physicist has carefully examined pressure zones, moment arms, center of gravity, meta center and more to produce an exceptional small ROV.

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Flexible stable platform
Out of the box the vLBV950 is a stable platform. To capitalize on the stability the vLBV950 is able to accept a wide range of cameras, sensors, tools and more. Such as four video channels including HD, 4 high speed data channels and three high speed Ethernet channels.

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Ultra low drag, strong tether
The vLBV950 uses the low drag tether that SeaBotix has used in all it's ROV system. At 9.05 mm (0.35 in) nominal diameter and 100 kg (220 pd f) working load the tether has minimal impact on the performance. The tether can be attached to the rear or top of the vLBV950 depending on conditions.

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Intuitive control system
SeaBotix MiniROV controls have been regarded as the most intuitive of all small ROVs. The vLBV950 is no different with the user friendly operator control unit and integrated control console.

 

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Depth Rating
950 Meters Seawater (MSW) - 3,116 Feet Seawater (FSW)
Length
620 mm - 24.4 in
Width
390 mm - 15.4 in
Height
390 mm - 15.4 in
Diagonal
492 mm - 19.4 in
Weight in Air
18.1 kg - 39.9 lbs
Protection
Polyethylene bumper frame

Thrusters
Thruster configuration
Six (6) Brushless DC thrusters - Four (4) vectored, two (2) vertical. Each thruster is identical and isolated
Bollard Thrust (forward)
18.1-22.5 kg f - 40-50 pd f (variable)
Bollard Thrust (vertical)
9 kg f - 19.8 pd f
Bollard Thrust (lateral)
7.3-15.2 kg f - 16.2-33.5 pd f (variable)

Cameras & Lighting
Camera Tilt
180 degrees
Diagonal Angle of View
65 degrees in water
Camera - Primary
650 line high resolution color - 0.1 Lux @ f2.0
Focus
Fixed 100 mm (4.0 in) - infinity
Video Format
NTSC or PAL
Lighting
2 x 1,080 Lumen LED arrays. Variable intensity via operator control unit.
Tracking forward camera.

Control System
Configuration
Hand controller, monitor and surface power supply built into protective case
Data Channels
4 x RS232/845 (115kb), 3 x 100base/t Ethernet
Monitor
38 cm - 15 in color LCD
Sensors
Heading, depth, temperature, pitch, roll
Auto Functions
Depth, heading, trim, roll compensation

Hand Controller
Length
210 mm - 8.3 in
Width
160 mm - 6.3 in
Height
75 mm - 3 in
Weight
650 grams - 1.4 lbs
Joystick
Single - forward, reverse, rotate left, rotate right, roll left, roll right
Joystick Steps
32
Vertical Thruster
Proportional control knob
Additional Controls
Membrane keypad - thruster gain control, trim, auto depth, auto heading, camera tilt, camera focus, camera switch, light On/Off, light intensity, accessories, video overlay position, power On/Off, programming keypad
Safety
I.P. 64 - splash proof

Integrated Control Console
Length
452 mm - 17.8 in
Width
328 mm - 12.9 in
Height
173 mm - 6.8 in
Weight
20 kg - 44 lbs
Input Voltage
100-240 VAC
Power Requirement
3,000 Watts maximum
Safety
Isolated input power, circuit breaker, line insulation monitor, leak detector. Meets and exceeds "Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Electricity in Water"
Water Proofing
I.P. 64 - Splash proof

Surface Power Supply
Length
718 mm - 28.25 in
Width
784 mm - 30.875 in
Height
717 mm - 28.25 in
Weight
31.1 kg - 68.6 lbs
Input Voltage
100-240 VAC
Power Requirement
4,250 Watts maximum
Safety
Isolated input power, circuit breaker, line insulation monitor, leak detector. Meets and exceeds "Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Electricity in Water"
Water Proofing
I.P. 64 - Splash proof
 

Tether
Diameter
9.05 mm (0.35in) nominal
Lengths
750, 1000, 1250, 2000 meters (2460, 3280, 4101, 6562 feet)
Working Strength
100 kg f - 220 pd f
Breaking Strength
700 kg f - 1,540 pd f
Strength Member
Kevlar
Buoyancy
Neutral in fresh water - slightly positive in Seawater

On-Screen Information Display
Information Displayed
Thruster gain settings, light level, Trim On/Off, heading, depth, turns counter, camera angle, water temperature, time, date, user text
User Text
Up to 28 characters
Positioning
Bottom, top or off
Menus
Quick menu, setup, calibrate, diagnostics, options

Spares, Tools and Manuals
Spares Contents
Fastener kit, seal kit, propeller, gel lube, Kluber grease, fuse
Tool Contents
1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5 mm hex ball drivers, #1, #2 Phillips screw drivers, 10 mm socket driver, small straight blade screwdriver, 19 mm open end, vacuum pump
Spare Thruster
Brushless DC thruster assembly
Manuals
Operators manual, service and repair CD-ROM

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vLBV

  • vLBV vehicle depth rated to 950 MSW - 3,116 FSW
  • Six (6) Brushless DC thrusters (4 vectored, 2 vertical)
  • Auto heading, depth and trim
  • Video overlay
  • Temperature sensor
Integrated Control Console

Integrated Control System

  • Protective case fitted with monitor, surface power supply and operator control unit
  • 38 cm (15 in) Color LCD monitor fitted in lid of case - waterproof
  • vLBV operator control unit - removable from lower tray of integrated console
  • Sunshade for direct sunlight operation
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Tether

  • 750 meters - 2460 feet of tether
  • 9.05 mm - 0.35 in diameter
  • 100 kg f - 220 ft/lb working load
  • 700 kg f - 1,540 ft/lb breaking strain
  • Connectors and strain relief
 

Cameras & Lighting

  • 650 line high resolution color
  • 2 x 1080 Lumen LED arrays tracking color camera
  • 180 degree rotating camera chassis
  • 65 degrees diagonal angle of view in water
 

Transit Cases

  • Transit case for vLBV and spares kit with custom closed cell foam, retractable handle and wheels
  • Transit case for tether, integrated console, spare thruster and manuals also with retractable handle and wheels
 

Spares, Tools & Manuals

  • Spare thruster assembly
  • Fasteners, seal kit, props, misc. spares
  • Tool kit
  • Vacuum pump
  • Operators manual
  • CDROM
 

Warranty

  • Two year limited warranty
  • 24 hour technical support

There are a variety of options available for the vLBV950 system to match your exact requirements and mission planning. Listed are currently available options. Custom options are available upon request.

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Longer tether lengths
If your application requires full depth operating capability or extended excursions upgrade the tether to 750, 1,000 or 1,250, 2,000 meters (2,460, 3,280, 4,100, 6,562 feet).

 


Single function three jaw grabber

The vLBV grabber is an ideal tool for securing to an underwater structure, retrieving objects of various sizes and deploying a messenger line for larger object retrieval. Powerful gripping force.

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Grabber attachments
To provide versatility the grabber can easily be fitted with various attachments including a cutting tool, parallel jaws, small interlocking jaws and large interlocking jaws. Each attachment fits to the standard grabber in minutes.

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Zoom camera - 10x optical color
A Sony 10x optical zoom camera can be fitted in place of the internal WDR camera. The zoom feature and auto focus are ideal for getting up close. Supplied with an optically corrected view port for undistorted video.

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Integrated navigation and control console
SeaBotix offers a totally integrated solution for use with the LBV and various sensors. The simple, seamless design houses the LBV controls, PC, GPS and amazing 20" sunlight readable monitor. No more laptop and cabling, simply open, connect and power on. All data and video captured to the built in high performance computer.

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Tritech SeaPrince scanning sonar
The vLBV950 can be fitted with the Tritech SeaPrince scanning sonar providing 360º scan sector out to 100 meters. Small and simple to operate the Micron is an excellent obstacle avoidance, large object location sonar.

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BlueView multi-beam imaging sonars
BlueView Technologies offers a wide range of high resolution imaging sonars from 450kHz to 2.25mHz and range of view from 45º to 130º. Each unit can be fitted to the LBV150-4 and offer high quality imagery for object identification and location.

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LYYN Video Enhancer
Where conditions produce less than perfect vision as a result of turbidity the use of a video enhancer will greatly improve image contrast and color. A simple real time solution to a very common problem of poor water quality.

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Enhanced spares
There are a variety of spares kits available depending on missions and requirements. Spares can be custom specified or there are a pre made selections available.

Deployment Sheave


Deployment sheave
A deployment sheave is available for managing the tether. Ideal for situations where the tether might be used over sharp edges or overhangs. Made to match the minimum bend radius of the tether.

 


Training
As simple as the LBV systems are to operate nothing replaces training. SeaBotix offers various training programs to suit both onsite or at our waterfront facility in San Diego, CA.

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