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.
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.
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.
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.
Ultra low drag, strong tether
The vLBV950 uses the low drag tether that SeaBotix has used in all it’s ROV system. At 8 mm (0.3 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.
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.