Blueye X3 Equipment

Newton Subsea ROV Gripper

The Newton ROV Gripper is an optional add-on to the Blueye X3 and X1 underwater drones which enhances the ROVs capability to retrieve objects, attach recovery lines, or free a snagged tether. With the new Quick Connect solution you can now easily remove and attach the Newton gripper, without having to disconnect from the Guest Port.

Supplier
Blue Robotics
Newton Gripper with custom buoyancy (transparent)

Use-cases with the Newton gripper:

  • Pick up lost items

  • Thread ropes through heavy objects for surface retrieval

  • Place scientific sensors and instruments on the seabed

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Technical Specifications

Newton Subsea ROV Gripper

The Newton ROV Gripper is an optional add-on to the Blueye X3 and X1 underwater drones which enhances the ROVs capability to retrieve objects, attach recovery lines, or free a snagged tether. With the new Quick Connect solution you can now easily remove and attach the Newton gripper, without having to disconnect from the Guest Port.

Mechanical Specifications

Grip Force (at tip)

97 N / 22 lbf

Grip Force (in middle)

124 N / 28 lbf

Push-rod Axial Load Rating

3 kg / 6.6 lb

Minimum Linear Piston Travel

13.5 mm / 0.53 in

Jaw Opening

62 mm / 2.44 in

Time to Open/Close

1.6 s

Physical Specifications

Housing Material

Aluminum 6061-T6

Pressure Rating

300 m / 984 ft

Overall Length (Closed)

294 mm / 11.57 in

Overall Length (Open)

300 mm / 11.81 in

Body Primary Diameter

35 mm / 1.38 in

Weight in Air (w/ cable)

616 g / 21.9 oz

Weight in Water (w/ cable)

260 g / 9.2 oz