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Which Add On is Right for You

Rachel Doornekamp   |   June 1, 2020

In addition to providing advanced submersible vehicles, Deep Trekker offers numerous add ons to provide users with the ability to tackle whatever the job throws at them. From grabber arms to sonar to specialized wheels and tracks, Deep Trekker add ons make sure that you can get the job done!

Customizable packages allow customers to build their dream submersible vehicle, catered to take on a wide variety of missions.

Read on to learn more about what Deep Trekker add on is right for you.

ROVs

An ROV, or remotely operated vehicle, is a highly maneuverable, submersible vehicle equipped with a camera to provide operators with a live view of underwater environments. Intelligent and easy to use, ROVs are durable and portable solutions for submerged inspections.

The DTG3 is a mini observation-class underwater ROV built to provide operators the ability to quickly deploy and visually inspect within underwater environments. Equipped with an internal pivoting 4k camera, the unit can hold position in the water while the camera is rotated 270° above and below. With expert engineering and the help of gravity, the ROV shell and thrusters can be rotated while gravity holds down the internal semi-circle weighted frame, allowing the ROV to drive straight up and down, side to side, forwards and backwards while using the same thrusters.

The Deep Trekker REVOLUTION is a completely re-imagined ROV. This mission-ready ROV offers greater payload capabilities, deeper depths, and advanced stabilization.The patented pending revolving head allows operators to rotate the camera, manipulators, and sonar 260° all while station holding in moving water. The 6 vectored thrusters allow for lateral movement side to side and precise turning forward and backward, providing maximum control and advanced station holding.

Both vehicles operate using our BRIDGE technology . Enhancing operation capabilities with a seamless technology platform, BRIDGE provides simplified control and constant communication for an optimized experience.

Manipulator Bundle

The Manipulator Bundle provides users with the tools they need to be prepared for whatever the mission may throw at them. It is important to note that you must have the Two-Function Grabber on your ROV in order to add the Manipulator Bundle.

Interlocking Jaws

  • The interlocking jaws are helpful for delicate objects or drowning victim recoveries.

Tri-Jaw

  • The Tri-Jaw manipulator is best for flat or round objects.

Caliper

  • The caliper is great for measuring objects such as chains, small pillars, slabs and more.

Sediment Sampler

  • The sediment sampler is perfect for sampling the sea floor or lake bed.

Water Sampler

  • The water sampler can take in a sample of water into its syringe. It is best used for taking samples from different depths to measure differences in the water column.

The pieces within the manipulator bundle can also be purchased individually.

Laser Scaler

Understanding the size of objects underwater can be challenging, however the laser scaler provides a reliable reference for looking at objects to accurately estimate sizes. The 1” (25mm) distance between laser sights gives video reports context by being able to estimate sizes of pits, crack, fish and more.

Net Patch Kit

The Net Patch Kit mounts to the DTG3 to hold a net repair patch in front of the ROV. Using the kit, pilots can place a temporary patch over a net hole before it becomes a major problem.

Mort Pusher

Mounting to the front of the DTG3 ROV, the mort pusher is a great tool for pushing morts on an aquaculture farm towards the lift up system. The mort pusher can also be used to recover morts one at a time.

Cygnus Thickness Gauge

The ultrasonic Cygnus thickness gauge allows pilots to evaluate the thickness of steel on tanks, hulls or other metal surfaces safely and conveniently.

The probe presses on the surface, taking an accurate measurement even through marine growth or coatings. The probe is able to take readings through up to 1/2" or 12mm of soft marine growth or coatings to take a reading of the steel.

Sonar

Deep Trekker provides ROV pilots with advanced tools to greatly improve low visibility working conditions. USBL and sonar technologies allow operators to easily determine where they are underwater and what they are looking at, making them an ideal tool for underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Learn more in our What Can Sonar and USBL Do for Me.

Check out our comprehensive list of ROV add ons.

Pipe Crawlers

Advanced and fully submersible, Deep Trekker’s CCTV Pipe Crawlers provide operators with a reliable and accurate way to inspect a variety of pipes. Easily portable and battery operated, users are able to deploy within minutes. Depth rated to 50m (164 ft) underwater, operators can inspect pipes ranging from 6” and up in diameter and in various pipe material; PVC, clay, brick, concrete, HDPE, corrugated steel and cast iron.

Designed to support tough jobs, Deep Trekker crawlers are made with anodized die-cast aluminum, stainless steel and a sapphire glass camera lens. Magnetically coupled wheel drivers ensure that vehicles are sturdy and low maintenance; no need to replace or grease.

Deep Trekker offers the DT340 and the DT320 Mini. Both vehicles are operated by the easy to use handheld controller allowing opertors to view and record video, document inspections and upload directly to an asset-management software.

Built for municipal pipe inspections as small as 8” (203 mm) in diameter, the DT340 Pipe Crawler is a versatile and capable vehicle. The DT320 Mini offers pilots the ability to inspect pipes from 6″ to 12″ in diameter, to accurately inspect even the smallest of pipes.

Wheels and Tracks

Deep Trekker offers customers numerous wheel and track options. Our standard rubber wheel kits are available for 10” and 12” pipes. Track kits are most effective in pipes 24” in diameter or larger, where obstacles or driving terrain is difficult. The tracks can easily navigate through mud, gravel, sand, dirt, water, sewage and other debris where wheels can be slowed or stopped. In materials like corrugated steel, tracks will provide a smoother video than wheels will. Carbide grit wheels are a great option for getting serious traction in smooth pipes. These heavy, specialized wheels get their grip from the extremely hard and durable carbide, broken into sharp, angular pieces. Available in 8” or 10” options, carbide grit wheels are ideal for pipes like PVC or clay where high traction is a necessity for getting the job done. You can learn more about wheel and track options in our Pros and Cons of Various Pipe Materials.

Powered Reel

Included in several of our standard packages is the powered reel. Accommodating tether lengths from 200m (656ft) to 400m (1314ft), tether management is made easy with the powered reel.

DT340 Elevating Arm

The DT340 Elevating Arm plugs into the top and front of the main crawler body to allow operators to robotically raise and lower the camera head. With the elevating arm, the camera head can be raised above water lines or up to the center of a 36" (900mm) diameter pipe. Auxiliary LED lighting on the arm is also included, doubling the light power of the crawler to 2000 lumens.

Rear Facing Camera

Providing spatial awareness in pipes 8” or higher, the rear facing camera allows users to visually navigate around corners and objects with the DT340. Users are able to easily get back through pipes or tunnels when making turns or keep track of their tether on retrieval. Pilots can also toggle to the view from your main camera to get a look through the low light specialist 700 TVL camera.

Control Console

Deep Trekker’s control console provides operators with an ideal setup for operating WinCan software or other pipe coding software with their Pipe Crawler. Learn more about WinCan in our ROV Customization for Pipe Inspections.

To see additional add ons take a look at our comprehensive list of pipe crawler add ons.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Deep Trekker add-ons can help you check out How Underwater Data Collection is Made Easy with ROVs. You can also read more about Deep Trekker’s packages, including add-ons, in What Pipe Crawler Package is Right for You and Which DTG3 Package is Right for You.

As always, the Deep Trekker team of experts is here to help! If you have any questions, reach out to our team! Ready to take the leap and get your own vehicle? Get your customized quote.