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  • Arctic Rays Hammerhead – Low Cost, Ultra-Compact Pan & Tilt Released

    Seeing the need for a simple, low-cost, ultra-compact pan and tilt for moving its lights and cameras, Arctic Rays, LLC has released Hammerhead for use on multiple platforms, including ROVs, HOVs, ASVs, landers and fixed platforms. Hammerhead provides a rated torque of 6.8 N-m (5 ft-lbs) and a stall torque of 12.2 N-m (9 ft-lbs) in a compact envelope measuring only 5.45” (138mm) tall x 4.06” (103mm) wide x 2.5” (63mm) deep. Hammerhead features absolute position feedback and unlimited rotation in both axes at speeds up to 5 rpm (30 degrees/sec) with user-settable soft-stops and turns counter for precise control. It is made of 316 Stainless Steel and available in a 1,000-meter rated air-filled version, or a 6,000-meter oil-filled version. In-air weight for the oil filled version is 2.7 kg (6.0 lbs), with in-water weight being 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs).


    Electrically, Hammerhead can accept an input voltage of 10 to 50 VDC and draws 120mA per axis un-loaded, and 425mA per axis stalled. Multi-drop RS232 control with soft-addressing allows up to 250 units on a single serial port.

    “Many who had purchased our LED lights were dismayed at the lack of a simple, low cost pan and tilt solution for actively moving the lights in-situ.”, said Lee Frey, co-owner and engineer for Artic Rays. “It seemed ridiculous to move a $2,000 light with a $15,000 pan and tilt, so we developed Hammerhead – a fully capable pan and tilt for under $5,000.”, continued Lee.

    About Arctic Rays LLC
    Arctic Rays LLC is an underwater technology specialist with over 20+ years’ experience in the design and manufacture of deep-sea lighting and imaging products specifically for use on AUVs, ROVs and Manned Submersibles. Designs feature the smallest possible size and lowest power consumption available, while providing or exceeding the high quality and performance expected from the industry.

    Working closely with our customers from scientists and movie producers, to military and energy explorers, we ensure our products meet the demands of the project and work flawlessly.

    Our products are, and have been used on the WHOI REMUS vehicles, Triton Submarines, and other platforms, and by organizations such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the BBC, NHK and Florida State University.



    13.11.2018. 06:24:08