Deep Trekker has presented it’s new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), the Deep Trekker DTX2, at the Underwater Intervention conference and exhibition in New Orleans.
This new ROV represents the first in a new line of subsea vehicles to complement the companies existing portable ROV line, the DTG2.
Rated for depths of up to 1000 feet and with speeds approaching 3.5 knots and over 28 lbs of thrust, the DTX2 is as powerful and strong as it is easy to use, the company explained.
“The DTX2 is the culmination of our customers’ desires to have the same capability, portability, and ease of use in a package rated for offshore use,” said Sam Macdonald, President of Deep Trekker Inc. “We have had significant interest from customers in Aquaculture, Energy, and Military industries for this increased capability, and we are ecstatic to be able to bring this level of sophisticated engineering to the market, at a reasonable price.”
Integrating vectored thrusters allows for lateral movement in the horizontal plane, and by activating the pitch system, the DTX2 can achieve simultaneous vertical and lateral movement using only 4 thrusters. The DTX2 is powered by on board rechargeable batteries. Standard sensors on all DTX2 packages include Heading, Depth, and Temperature.
Integrations available for increased intelligence include the Tritech Micron Sonar, the Teledyne Blueview Sonar, Cygnus Ultrasonic Thickness guage, USBL navigation system and more. A continuous 360 degree rotating mechanical grabber arm is also available on the DTX2, Deep Trekker noted.