Blueye External Equipment

Reach Alpha Two-Axis Rotating Gripper

The Reach Alpha Two-Axis ROV Gripper is a rotating grabber which combines high-strength linear and rotary actuators. This ROV gripper extends the capability of the Blueye X3 ROV to pull wires and ropes, attach recovery lines or recover objects below the surface.

Supplier
Blueprint Lab
Reach Alpha Gripper with Blueye buoyancy
Fine control over gripper

Fine control over gripper

If you press the controller trigger button all the way in, it will operate at full speed. If you only press the trigger a little bit, the gripper will open, close, or rotate at a slower rate.

Replaceable end-effectors

Replaceable end-effectors

A comprehensive selection of replaceable end-effector tools allowing for mission-specific tooling.

Rotation

Rotation

Rotate the gripper 360 degrees to position the jaws any way you want.

From inspections to actions

The Blueye underwater drones offer the best and most user-friendly way to quickly and safely get underwater imagery. Our slogan has for a long time been Your eyes below the surface. With the X3, we expand on this capability by adding ways to take action on what you see.

With a gripper attached to the X3, you can recover lost objects, attach recovery lines to heavy objects, thread or cut ropes and wires, collect samples from the seabed, place or recover environmental sensors, free a snagged tether, and much more.

Use-cases with the Reach Alpha gripper:

  • Pick up lost items

  • Thread ropes through heavy objects for surface retrieval

  • Place scientific sensors and instruments on the seabed

  • Cut ropes and lines with the cutter end-effector

  • Pick up biological samples with the soft-jaws

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Reach Alpha End-Effectors

Multiple end-effectors

The Reach Alpha gripper can be equipped with different end-effectors.

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Technical Specifications

Reach Alpha Two-Axis Rotating Gripper

The Reach Alpha Two-Axis ROV Gripper is a rotating grabber which combines high-strength linear and rotary actuators. This ROV gripper extends the capability of the Blueye X3 ROV to pull wires and ropes, attach recovery lines or recover objects below the surface.

Electrical

Voltage

14 V - 30 V

Power

11 W max

Communication

RS232 / 485

Connector

Seacon HUMG 5-pin / Blueye Smart Connector

Environmental

Depth

300 m

Temperature

-35 °C to 50 °C

Material

AL 6061

Mechanical

Rotate

0.6 Nm at 60° / second

Linear

600 N at 2.5 mm / second

Accuracy

0.1° / 0.1 mm

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Reach Alpha Rotating Grabber Datasheet

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Reach Alpha End Effectors Datasheet

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