Posted on 14.09.2005 - 11:15 EDT in ROV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
The power provided by the new UHD™ vehicles will allow Geoconsult to operate in the harshest environments and perform the most demanding construction and intervention tasks. However, Geoconsult was also impressed by the system’s high-technology aspects. Explains Schilling Robotics CEO Tyler Schilling, “We know that Geoconsult looks to the future when it purchases equipment, and the Schilling UHD™ has control and communication capabilities that we believe will soon become standard requirements for ROVs.”
The Schilling UHD™ systems will be delivered with Schilling’s new Digital Telemetry System™, giving Geoconsult unparalleled capability to use the system’s gigabit Ethernet backbone for “plug and play” interface capability with a wide range of sensors and cameras. The telemetry system supports both digital and analog video.
The vehicle systems also come with StationKeep™ as a standard feature. This feature allows ROV pilots to automatically hold the vehicle stationary (within a decimeter) for unlimited time. The vehicle can also accurately displace (move) to another location, allowing the vehicle to perform precise movements, automatically follow a set of way points, or fly a pre-planned path. The StationKeep™ capability, originally developed for Schilling’s QUEST WROV systems, has proven to reduce the time to perform certain tasks by 20-30%.
Geoconsult’s UHD™ systems will also include Schilling’s new XE™ hydraulic TMS, which supports vehicle excursions of over 800 meters.
Local post-sale technical support for the two Schilling UHD™ systems will be provided by Schilling Robotics’ agent, Innova AS of Stavanger, Norway and by Schilling Robotics’ regional office in Aberdeen, U.K. Qualified technical personnel and depot-level spares will be available from both locations.
Press release Schilling Robotics: http://www.petroweb-solutions.co.uk/ContentManager/UploadImages/32SSA/SSA%20Main%20Site/Geoconsult%20Orders%202%20SR%20UHDs0573.pdf
September 13, 2005