Our ROV has been in operation with us since 2011. We refer to him fondly as "Ray". Our teams can use the ROV to assist with our work and video inspections, or we can use the ROV as an independant inspection camera.
This image is what you see when playing back the footage recorded from the ROV. The screen dispaly can be changed if required, but we normally record date, time, heading, water depth and water temperature temperature. It is also possible to flip the view from the front to the rear camera.
When flying the ROV the pilot sees a range of read outs for control of the unit. The ROV has a joystick controller, and buttons to adjust lights, take screenshots, start and stop the video, open and close the manipulator arm and set auto depth control.
The Video Ray Pro 4 is able to be packed up into two pelican cases, and taken to many locations. The standard kit weighs about 50KG total, including the Pelican cases, ROV control box, Panasonic Toughbook, Controls, Small tool kit, and tethers The tether is the hard wire contol cable which feeds power and signals to the ROV. We also have a Pelican case containing two tethers on a reel for quicker set up and easier control.
We can supply the ROV, the operators, and the boat, all in house. The ROV needs a 2KVA generator for power, so the ROV can run easily off our smaller work punts or bigger boats for inspections anywhere. Our ROV also compliments our confined space access teams, being able to carry out an under water inspection, while the above water inspection is being carried out simultaneously.
Please email us any with any questions or feedback you may have, and we will reply to you as soon as we can. With thanks.