FRAMEWORK ROBOTICS – ALLGEMEINE VERKAUFS- UND LIEFERBEDINGUNGEN

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Allgemeine Verkaufs- und Lieferbedingungen

Allgemeine Verkaufs- und Lieferbedingungen der Framework Robotics GmbH, Deutschland (Stand 08/2021) für den Geschäftsverkehr mit Unternehmern, juristischen Personen des öffentlichen Rechts und öffentlich-rechtlichen Sondervermögen

1. Allgemeines

  • 1.1. Die Lieferungen, Leistungen und Angebote der Framework Robotics erfolgen ausschließlich aufgrund dieser Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen. Entgegenstehende oder hiervon abweichende Bedingungen des Auftraggebers gelten nur, wenn wir deren Geltung ausdrücklich zugestimmt haben. Diese Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen gelten auch dann, wenn wir das Geschäft mit dem Auftraggeber in Kenntnis entgegenstehender oder von diesen Bedingungen abweichender Bedingungen des Auftraggebers vorbehaltlos ausführen.
  • 1.2. Im Einzelfall getroffene, individuelle Vereinbarungen zwischen uns und dem Auftraggeber (einschließlich Nebenabreden, Ergänzungen und Änderungen) haben Vorrang vor diesen Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen. Für den Inhalt derartiger Vereinbarungen ist ein schriftlicher Vertrag mit dem Auftraggeber bzw. unsere schriftliche Bestätigung maßgeblich.
  • 1.3. Kostenvoranschläge sind unverbindlich, es sei denn, es wurde ausdrücklich etwas anderes vereinbart.
  • 1.4. Diese Bedingungen gelten bis zum Inkrafttreten neuer Allgemeiner Geschäftsbedingungen der Framework Robotics auch für alle künftigen Geschäfte mit dem Auftraggeber.

2. Preise, Zahlungsbedingungen

  • 2.1. Die Preise gelten zuzüglich gesetzlicher Umsatzsteuer.
  • 2.2. Soweit nicht anders schriftlich vereinbart, verstehen sich die Preise EXW (Incoterms 2020), Versandstelle Framework Robotics zuzüglich Verpackung, Transport, Versicherung, bei Exportlieferungen zuzüglich Zoll sowie Gebühren und anderen öffentlichen Abgaben.
  • 2.3. Wir sind berechtigt, unsere Preise angemessen zu ändern, wenn nach Vertragsschluss Kostenerhöhungen, insbesondere aufgrund von Änderungen bei Lohnkosten bzw. Materialpreisen eintreten, und zwischen Vertragsschluss und Lieferung bzw. Leistung ein Zeitraum von mehr als vier (4) Monaten liegt.
  • 2.4. Soweit nicht anders schriftlich vereinbart, sind Rechnungen mit Rechnungsstellung fällig und innerhalb von dreißig (30) Kalendertagen ab Rechnungsdatum ohne jeden Abzug in Euro zu bezahlen.
  • 2.5. Kommt der Auftraggeber in Zahlungsverzug, können wir Verzugszinsen in gesetzlicher Höhe verlangen. Die Geltendmachung eines weiteren Schadens bleibt unberührt.
  • 2.6. Der Auftraggeber kann Zahlungen nur zurückhalten oder mit Gegenansprüchen aufrechnen, soweit seine Gegenansprüche unbestritten oder rechtskräftig festgestellt sind.
  • 2.7. Werden uns nach Vertragsschluss Umstände bekannt, wonach unsere Ansprüche durch mangelnde Leistungsfähigkeit des Auftraggebers gefährdet erscheinen, sind wir berechtigt, noch ausstehende Lieferungen und Leistungen nur gegen Vorauszahlung oder Sicherheitsleistung auszuführen und nach fruchtlosem Ablauf einer hierfür gesetzten Frist vom Vertrag zurückzutreten.

3. Liefer- und Leistungszeit, Verzug

  • 3.1. Lieferungen erfolgen ab Werk/EXW (Incoterms 2020), Versandstelle Framework Robotics, soweit nicht schriftlich etwas anderes vereinbart worden ist.
  • 3.2. Beginn und Einhaltung vereinbarter Liefer- und Leistungsfristen setzen die rechtzeitige und ordnungsgemäße Erfüllung der Mitwirkungspflichten durch den Auftraggeber voraus, insbesondere den rechtzeitigen Eingang sämtlicher vom Auftraggeber zu liefernden Beistellungen, Unterlagen, Genehmigungen, Untersuchungen, Freigaben. Im Falle nicht rechtzeitiger und/oder nicht ordnungsgemäßer Erfüllung dieser Voraussetzungen verlängern sich die Lieferfristen angemessen.
  • 3.3. Teillieferungen bzw. Teilleistungen und entsprechende Abrechnungen der Framework Robotics nach Abschluss der Teilleistung sind zulässig, es sei denn, sie sind dem Auftraggeber unzumutbar.
  • 3.4. Wir haften nicht für die Unmöglichkeit der Liefer- bzw. Leistungserbringung oder Verzögerungen (auch solche unserer Zulieferer), soweit diese durch höhere Gewalt oder sonstige, zum Zeitpunkt des Vertragsschlusses nicht vorhersehbare Ereignisse verursacht worden sind, die wir nicht zu vertreten haben (z.B. Betriebsstörungen, Schwierigkeiten in der Materialbeschaffung, Transportverzögerungen, Streiks, rechtmäßige Aussperrungen, Mangel an Arbeitskräften/Rohstoffen, Krieg, terroristische Anschläge, Schwierigkeiten bei der Beschaffung notwendiger behördlicher Genehmigungen, behördliche Maßnahmen, Epidemien, nicht richtige oder nicht rechtzeitige Belieferung bzw. Leistungserbringung durch Zulieferer/Subunternehmer). Ist die Nichteinhaltung der Liefer- bzw. Leistungsfristen auf solche Ereignisse zurückzuführen, verlängern sich die vereinbarten Liefer-/Leistungsfristen um die Dauer der Behinderung.
  • 3.5. Sind wir mit unserer Lieferung bzw. Leistung in Verzug, hat der Auftraggeber auf unser Verlangen innerhalb einer angemessenen Frist zu erklären, ob er weiterhin auf der Lieferung/Leistung besteht.
  • 3.6. Der Auftraggeber kann bei Verzögerung der Lieferung oder Leistung im Rahmen der gesetzlichen Bestimmungen nur vom Vertrag zurücktreten, soweit die Verzögerung von uns zu vertreten ist.
  • 3.7. Für Schadensersatzansprüche des Auftraggebers wegen Verzögerung der Lieferung/Leistung gilt Ziffer 7.
  • 3.8. Kommt der Auftraggeber in Annahmeverzug oder verletzt er schuldhaft sonstige Mitwirkungspflichten, sind wir berechtigt, Ersatz des uns insoweit entstandenen Schadens zu verlangen. Auch ohne Nachweis eines Schadens sind wir berechtigt, eine Mehraufwandspauschale in Höhe von 0,5% des Preises der betroffenen Lieferungen/Leistungen, höchstens jedoch 5% des Preises der betroffenen Lieferung/Leistung zu berechnen. Uns bleibt der Nachweis eines höheren Schadens unbenommen, dem Auftraggeber der Nachweis eines niedrigeren Schadens. Weitergehende Ansprüche bleiben unberührt.

4. Prüfpflicht, Mängelrügen

  • 4.1. Der Auftraggeber ist verpflichtet, die von uns erbrachten Lieferungen/Leistungen unverzüglich zu prüfen und uns über eventuelle erkennbare Sachmängel unverzüglich, spätestens binnen vierzehn (14) Kalendertagen, schriftlich zu informieren. Andere Sachmängel hat der Auftraggeber unverzüglich nach deren Entdeckung schriftlich zu rügen. Maßgeblich ist jeweils der Eingang der Rüge bei uns.
  • 4.2. Bei nicht rechtzeitiger Rüge des Mangels sind Sachmängelansprüche ausgeschlossen.
  • 4.3. Im Falle einer unberechtigten Mängelrüge sind wir berechtigt, Ersatz der uns entstandenen Aufwendungen vom Auftraggeber zu verlangen.
  • 4.4. Wegen nur unerheblicher Mängel darf der Auftraggeber die Entgegennahme von Lieferungen und Leistungen nicht verweigern.

5. Sachmängel, Rechtsmängel, Gewährleistung

  • 5.1. Sachmängelansprüche verjähren in zwölf (12) Monaten nach Ablieferung der Sache bzw. Leistungsgegenstandes (nachfolgend zusammen „Erzeugnis“), bei Werkverträgen nach Abnahme des Werkes (Gefahrübergang). Dies gilt nicht, soweit das Gesetz längere Verjährungsfristen vorschreibt.
  • 5.2. Zeigt sich ein Sachmangel innerhalb der Verjährungsfrist, dessen Ursache bereits im Zeitpunkt des Gefahrenübergangs vorlag, und ist dieser Mangel rechtzeitig gerügt worden, sind wir zu Nacherfüllung verpflichtet – nach unserer eigenen Wahl durch Beseitigung des Mangels oder Lieferung eines mangelfreien Erzeugnisses.
  • 5.3. Durch die Nacherfüllung beginnt die Verjährungsfrist nicht erneut.
  • 5.4. Schlägt die Nacherfüllung fehl, kann der Auftraggeber nach Maßgabe der gesetzlichen Bestimmungen vom Vertrag zurücktreten oder die Vergütung mindern. Etwaige Schadensersatzansprüche des Auftraggebers bleiben unberührt.
  • 5.5. Ansprüche des Auftraggebers wegen der zum Zweck der Nacherfüllung erforderlichen Aufwendungen, insbesondere Transport-, Arbeits- und Materialkosten, richten sich nach den gesetzlichen Bestimmungen. Solche Ansprüche sind ausgeschlossen, soweit sich die Aufwendungen erhöhen, weil das Erzeugnis nachträglich an einen anderen Ort als die Niederlassung des Auftraggebers verbracht worden ist, es sei denn, die Verbringung entspricht seinem bestimmungsgemäßen Gebrauch.
  • 5.6. Bei nur unerheblicher Abweichung von der vereinbarten Beschaffenheit oder nur unerheblicher Beeinträchtigung der Brauchbarkeit stehen dem Auftraggeber Nacherfüllungsansprüche nicht zu.
  • 5.7. Ein Sachmangel liegt nicht vor und wir haften daher nicht für:
    • natürlichen Verschleiß;
    • Beschaffenheiten des Erzeugnisses oder Schäden, die nach dem Gefahrübergang infolge unsachgemäßer Behandlung, Lagerung oder Aufstellung, Nichtbeachtung von Einbau-, Behandlungs- oder Wartungsvorschriften, Verwendung mit ungeeigneten Geräten/Software/Diensten, Modifikation, unsachgemäßer Reparatur oder übermäßiger Beanspruchung bzw. Verwendung des Erzeugnisses entstehen;
    • Beschaffenheiten des Erzeugnisses oder Schäden, die durch Geräte Dritter verursacht wurden, mit denen das Erzeugnis verwendet wird, oder die aufgrund höherer Gewalt, besonderer äußerer Einflüsse, die nach dem Vertrag nicht vorausgesetzt sind, oder aufgrund des Gebrauchs des Erzeugnisses außerhalb der nach dem Vertrag vorausgesetzten oder gewöhnlichen Verwendung entstehen; und
    • nicht reproduzierbare Softwarefehler.
  • 5.8. Wir haften nicht für die Beschaffenheit der Erzeugnisse, die auf der Konstruktion oder der Wahl des Materials beruht, sofern der Auftraggeber die Konstruktion oder das Material vorgeschrieben hat.
  • 5.9. Rückgriffansprüche des Auftraggebers gegen uns bestehen nur, soweit der Auftraggeber mit seinem Abnehmer keine über die gesetzlichen Mängelansprüche hinausgehende Vereinbarung, z.B. Kulanzregelung, getroffen hat.
  • 5.10. Ansprüche aufgrund von Sachmängeln, einschließlich Rückgriffansprüche des Auftraggebers, sind ausgeschlossen, soweit der Auftraggeber die Mangelbeseitigung durch einen nicht von uns autorisierten Dritten vornehmen lassen hat.
  • 5.11. Für die Ansprüche des Auftraggebers auf Schadensersatz und Ersatz der vergeblichen Aufwendungen i.S.d. § 284 BGB aufgrund von Sachmängeln gelten im Übrigen die Bestimmungen der Ziffer 7.
  • 5.12. Soweit sich nachstehend nicht anders ergibt, sind weitergehende Ansprüche des Auftraggebers aufgrund von Sachmängeln ausgeschlossen.
  • 5.13. Für Rechtsmängel, die nicht in der Verletzung von Schutzrechten Dritter begründet sind, gelten die Bestimmungen dieser Ziffer 5 entsprechend.

6. Schutz- und Urheberrechte

  • 6.1. Falls gegenüber dem Auftraggeber Ansprüche wegen Verletzung von gewerblichen Schutzrechten oder Urheberrechten Dritter (nachfolgend „Schutzrechte“) durch unsere Erzeugnisse geltend gemacht werden, hat er uns unverzüglich hierüber zu unterrichten.
  • 6.2. Wir sind nach unserer Wahl berechtigt, für das ein Schutzrecht verletzende Erzeugnis ein Nutzungsrecht zu erwirken oder das Erzeugnis so zu modifizieren, dass das Schutzrecht nicht verletzt wird, oder dieses durch ein das Schutzrecht nicht mehr verletzendes gleichartiges Erzeugnis zu ersetzen. Ist uns dies nicht zu angemessenen Bedingungen oder in angemessener Frist möglich, stehen dem Auftraggeber – sofern er uns die Durchführung einer Modifizierung ermöglicht hat – die gesetzlichen Rücktrittsrechte zu. Unter den genannten Voraussetzungen steht auch uns ein Rücktrittsrecht zu. Die Regelung der Ziffer 5.9 gilt entsprechend.
  • 6.3. Ansprüche des Auftraggebers sind ausgeschlossen, soweit er die Schutzrechtsverletzung zu vertreten hat, oder er uns nicht in angemessenem Umfang bei der Abwehr von Ansprüchen Dritter unterstützt.
  • 6.4. Ansprüche des Auftraggebers sind auch ausgeschlossen, wenn die Erzeugnisse gemäß Spezifikation oder den Anweisungen des Auftraggebers gefertigt werden oder die Verletzung des Schutzrechts aus der Nutzung im Zusammenwirken mit einem anderen, nicht von uns stammenden Gegenstand folgt oder die Erzeugnisse in einer für uns nicht voraussehbaren Weise benutzt werden.
  • 6.5. Unsere Schadensersatzplicht bei Schutzrechtsverletzungen richtet sich im Übrigen nach Ziffer 7.
  • 6.6. Für die Verjährung von Ansprüchen aufgrund von Schutzrechtsverletzungen gilt Ziffer 5.1 entsprechend.
  • 6.7. Soweit nachstehend nicht anders geregelt, sind weitergehende Ansprüche des Auftraggebers wegen der Verletzung von Schutzrechten Dritter ausgeschlossen.

7. Schadensersatzansprüche, Haftungsbeschränkung

  • 7.1. Wir haften auf Schadensersatz und Ersatz der vergeblichen Aufwendungen i.S.d. § 284 BGB (nachfolgend „Schadensersatz“) wegen Verletzung vertraglicher oder außervertraglicher Pflichten nur (i) bei Vorsatz oder grober Fahrlässigkeit, (ii) bei fahrlässiger oder vorsätzlicher Verletzung des Lebens, des Körpers oder der Gesundheit, (iii) wegen der Übernahme einer Beschaffenheits- oder Haltbarkeitsgarantie, (iv) bei fahrlässiger oder vorsätzlicher Verletzung wesentlicher Vertragspflichten, und (v) aufgrund zwingender Haftung nach dem Produkthaftungsgesetz oder sonst gesetzlich zwingender Haftung.
  • 7.2. Bei Verletzung wesentlicher Vertragspflichten ist der Schadensersatz auf den vertragstypischen, vorhersehbaren Schaden begrenzt, soweit nicht Vorsatz oder grobe Fahrlässigkeit vorliegt oder wir wegen der Verletzung des Lebens, des Körpers oder der Gesundheit oder der Übernahme einer Beschaffenheitsgarantie haften.
  • 7.3. Unsere Ersatzpflicht umfasst nicht den Aufwand für die Wiederbeschaffung von verlorenen oder beschädigten Daten und/oder Programmen beim Auftraggeber, die ein Mangel unserer Erzeugnisse verursacht hat. Der Auftraggeber ist insoweit zur regelmäßigen Datensicherung verpflichtet.
  • 7.4. Eine Änderung der Beweislast zum Nachteil des Auftraggebers ist mit den Regelungen der Ziffer 7 nicht verbunden.

8. Freie Software, Open-Source Software

Unsere Erzeugnisse können freie Software und Open Source Software enthalten, die gesonderten Lizenzbedingungen unterliegen. Der Auftraggeber ist zur Beachtung und Einhaltung dieser gesonderten Lizenzbedingungen verpflichtet. Er wird alle sich hieraus für ihn ergebende Pflichten (insbesondere Dokumentationspflichten, Pflicht zur Bereitstellung des Source Codes der freien Software- bzw. Open-Source Software- Komponente) erfüllen.

9. Eigentumsvorbehalt

  • 9.1. Wir behalten uns das Eigentum an den gelieferten Erzeugnissen bis zur vollständigen Erfüllung aller uns aus der Geschäftsverbindung zustehenden Ansprüche vor.
  • 9.2. Der Auftraggeber ist zur Verarbeitung oder Verbindung der Erzeugnisse im Rahmen seines ordnungsgemäßen Geschäftsbetriebs berechtigt. An den durch Verarbeitung oder Verbindung entstehenden Sachen erwerben wir zur Sicherung unserer in Ziffer 9.1 genannten Ansprüche Miteigentum, das der Auftraggeber uns schon jetzt überträgt.
  • 9.3. Der Auftraggeber ist zur Weiterveräußerung der Erzeugnisse im ordnungsgemäßen Geschäftsverkehr berechtigt. Der Auftraggeber tritt uns zur Sicherung unserer Ansprüche nach Ziffer 9.1 schon jetzt alle ihm aus der Weiterveräußerung zustehenden Forderungen mit Nebenrechten in voller Höhe ab; die Abtretung nehmen wir hiermit an. Der Auftraggeber ist zur Einziehung der abgetretenen Forderungen berechtigt. Wir können die dem Auftraggeber nach dieser Ziffer 9.3 zustehenden Rechte widerrufen, wenn der Auftraggeber seinen Zahlungspflichten uns gegenüber nicht ordnungsgemäß nachkommt, in Zahlungsverzug gerät, seine Zahlungen einstellt, oder der Auftraggeber die Eröffnung des Insolvenzverfahrens oder eines vergleichbaren Verfahrens zur Schuldenbereinigung über sein Vermögen beantragt. Gleiches gilt, wenn eine wesentliche Verschlechterung der Vermögensverhältnisse des Auftraggebers eintritt oder einzutreten droht oder der Auftraggeber zahlungsunfähig oder überschuldet ist.
  • 9.4. Der Auftraggeber ist nur mit unserer schriftlichen Zustimmung zu anderen Verfügungen über die in unserem Vorbehaltseigentum oder Miteigentum stehenden Gegenstände oder über die an uns abgetretenen Forderungen berechtigt. Pfändungen oder sonstige Rechtsbeeinträchtigungen der betreffenden Gegenstände oder Forderungen muss der Auftraggeber unverzüglich mitteilen.
  • 9.5. Übersteigt der realisierbare Wert der Sicherheiten unsere Forderungen insgesamt um mehr als 10%, so werden wir auf Verlangen des Auftraggebers insoweit Sicherungen nach unserer Wahl freigeben.

10. Rücktritt

  • 10.1. Bei vertragswidrigem Verhalten des Auftraggebers, insbesondere Zahlungsverzug, sind wir unbeschadet unserer sonstigen vertraglichen und gesetzlichen Rechte berechtigt, nach Ablauf einer angemessenen Nachfrist vom Vertrag zurückzutreten.
  • 10.2. Wir können ohne eine Nachfristsetzung vom Vertrag zurücktreten, wenn der Auftraggeber seine Zahlungen eingestellt oder die Eröffnung des Insolvenzverfahrens oder eines vergleichbaren Verfahrens zur Schuldenbereinigung über sein Vermögen beantragt.
  • 10.3. Wir sind ohne Nachfristsetzung auch zum Rücktritt berechtigt, wenn eine wesentliche Verschlechterung der Vermögensverhältnisse des Auftraggebers eintritt oder einzutreten droht und hierdurch die Erfüllung einer Zahlungsverpflichtung uns gegenüber gefährdet ist, oder wenn der Auftraggeber zahlungsunfähig oder überschuldet ist.
  • 10.4. Gesetzliche Rechte und Ansprüche bleiben hiervon unberührt.

11. Rechte an Hilfsmitteln

  • 11.1. Die von uns im Rahmen unserer Leistungen eingesetzten Geschäftsgeheimnisse, praktischen Kenntnisse, Know-How, gewerblichen Schutzrechte, (Software-)Urheberrechte sowie jegliche Kombination hieraus („unkörperliche Hilfsmittel“) verbleiben bei Framework Robotics. An den unkörperlichen Hilfsmitteln werden dem Auftraggeber weder Nutzungs- noch Verwertungsrechte eingeräumt.
  • 11.2. Die von uns im Rahmen unserer Leistungen angefertigten Werkzeuge, Hilfsmodelle, Arbeitsmittel, Gerätschaften, Modelle, Formen, etc. („körperliche Hilfsmittel“) sind ohne ausdrückliche Vereinbarung mit dem Auftraggeber kein Bestandteil des Leistungsgegenstandes und bleiben im Eigentum der Framework Robotics; uns stehen auch sämtliche Nutzungs- und Verwertungsrechte an diesen Hilfsmitteln zu.

12. Geheimhaltung

  • 12.1. Alle von Framework Robotics stammenden geschäftlichen oder technischen Informationen (einschließlich Zeichnungen, Muster, Eigenschaften von Produkten, sowie sonstige Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen)
    • sind, solange und soweit sie nicht nachweislich öffentlich bekannt sind oder von uns zur Weitergabe durch den Auftraggeber bestimmt wurden, Dritten gegenüber geheim zu halten;
    • dürfen beim Auftraggeber nur solchen Personen zugänglich gemacht werden, die für deren Verwendung notwendigerweise herangezogen werden müssen und die ebenfalls zur Geheimhaltung verpflichtet sind;
    • bleiben ausschließliches Eigentum der Framework Robotics;
    • dürfen ohne unser vorheriges schriftliches Einverständnis nicht vervielfältigt, zurückentwickelt oder gewerbsmäßig verwendet werden; und
    • sind auf unser Verlangen unverzüglich und vollständig an uns zurückzugeben oder zu vernichten (einschließlich gegebenenfalls gefertigter Kopien oder Aufzeichnungen).
  • 12.2. Wir behalten uns alle Rechte an den in Ziffer 12.1 genannten Informationen (einschließlich Urheberrechten und dem Recht zur Anmeldung von gewerblichen Schutzrechten, wie Patenten und Gebrauchsmustern etc.) vor.

13. Allgemeine Bestimmungen

  • 13.1. Sollte eine Bestimmung dieser Bedingungen unwirksam oder undurchführbar sein oder werden, so wird dadurch die Gültigkeit der Bedingungen im Übrigen nicht berührt. Die Vertragspartner sind verpflichtet, die unwirksame bzw. undurchführbare Bestimmung durch eine ihrem beabsichtigten wirtschaftlichen Erfolg möglichst nahekommende Regelung zu ersetzen.
  • 13.2. Ausschließlicher Gerichtsstand für alle Ansprüche aus oder im Zusammenhang mit den Vertragsverhältnissen ist Rostock, Deutschland. Wir sind berechtigt, Ansprüche bei dem für den Sitz des Auftraggebers zuständigem Gericht geltend zu machen.
  • 13.3. Für alle Rechtsbeziehungen zwischen Framework Robotics und dem Auftraggeber gilt ausschließlich deutsches Recht unter Ausschluss des Kollisionsrechts und des Übereinkommens der Vereinten Nationen über Verträge über den internationalen Warenkauf (CISG).


FRAMEWORK ROBOTICS – TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions of Sale and Delivery of Framework Robotics GmbH, Germany (current as of 08/2021) for business transactions with entrepreneurs, legal entities under public law and special funds under public law

1. General Provisions

  • 1.1. The deliveries, services and offers of Framework Robotics shall be made exclusively on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “Terms and Conditions”). Any opposing or deviating terms and conditions of the customer shall only apply if we have expressly agreed to their applicability. These Terms and Conditions shall also apply if we, being aware of terms and conditions of the customer that oppose with or deviate from these Terms and Conditions, carry out the transaction with the customer without reservation.
  • 1.2. Individual agreements made between us and the customer on an individual case basis (including side agreements, additions and amendments) shall take priority over the present Terms and Conditions. For the proof of the content of such agreements, a written contract with the customer and/or our written confirmation shall be authoritative.
  • 1.3. Cost estimates are non-binding unless otherwise expressly agreed.
  • 1.4. These Terms and Conditions shall also apply to all future business transactions with the customer until such time as new general terms and conditions of Framework Robotics come into force and effect.

2. Prices, Payment

  • 2.1. All prices are subject to statutory value-added tax.
  • 2.2. Unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, the prices shall deemed to be EXW (Incoterms 2020), shipping point of Framework Robotics plus packaging, transport, insurance, in case of export deliveries plus customs duties as well as fees and other public charges.
  • 2.3. We shall be entitled to adjust our prices appropriately if cost increases incurred after the contract has been entered into, in particular in case of changes in wage costs or in prices of materials, provided, however, a period of more than four (4) months elapses between the date of the contract signing and our delivery or performance.
  • 2.4. Unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, invoices shall be due upon issuance of the invoice; payment shall be effected in Euros within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of invoice without any deductions.
  • 2.5. In the case of late payment, we shall be entitled to charge default interest at the applicable statutory default interest rate. We reserve the right to claim further default damages.
  • 2.6. The customer shall be entitled to withhold payments or offset against counterclaims only to the extent that its counterclaims are undisputed or recognized by a final and binding judgement.
  • 2.7. If after conclusion of the contract we become aware of circumstances that may result in our claims to be in jeopardy due to customer’s inadequate ability to pay, we shall be entitled to perform outstanding deliveries and services only against pre-payment or provision of security and, following the expiry of a deadline set to this effect, to withdraw from the contract.

3. Delivery, Delivery Dates, Default

  • 3.1. Deliveries are made ex works/EXW (Incoterms 2020), shipping point Framework Robotics, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.
  • 3.2. The commencement of and compliance with agreed delivery or performance dates shall be subject to the timely and proper fulfilment of the customer’s obligations to cooperate, in particular the timely receipt of all materials, documents, approvals, inspections and releases to be provided by the customer. In the event that the customer’s obligations to cooperate are not fulfilled on time and/or in an orderly manner, the delivery deadlines shall be extended appropriately.
  • 3.3. Partial shipments or partial services and corresponding invoices by Framework Robotics after completion of the partial service are admissible, unless this is an unreasonable hardship for the customer.
  • 3.4. We shall not be liable for the impossibility of supply, other performance or delays (including those of our subcontractors) insofar as these were caused by force majeure or by other events unforeseeable at the time of the conclusion of the contract and for which we are not responsible (e.g. disruptions of operations, difficulties in procuring materials, transport delays, strikes, legitimate lock-outs, lack of man power/raw materials, war, acts of terrorism, difficulties in obtaining necessary official permits, official measures, epidemics, incorrect or untimely supply or other performance by our suppliers/subcontractors). If the non-compliance with the delivery/service deadlines is due to such events, the delivery/service deadlines agreed upon shall be extended for the duration of such hindrance.
  • 3.5. If we are in default with our delivery or service, the customer shall, at our request, declare within a reasonable period of time whether it continues to insist upon the performance of delivery/service.
  • 3.6. In the event of delay in delivery or performance, the customer shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract within the framework of statutory provisions only insofar as we are responsible for the delay.
  • 3.7. Clause 7 shall apply to the customer’s claims for damages on account of delayed delivery/service.
  • 3.8. In the event that the customer is in default of acceptance or culpably violates other obligations to cooperate, we shall be entitled to claim any loss or damage resulting thereof. Without proof of any accrued loss or damage, we shall be entitled, however, to claim a lump sum fee for additional expenses in the amount of 0.5% of the price of the deliveries/services concerned, but not exceeding the amount of 5% of the price of the deliveries/services concerned. However, we shall have the right to prove higher loss or damages actually accrued, and the customer shall have the right to prove lower loss or damages actually accrued. Any further-reaching or other claims shall remain unaffected.

4. Obligation to Inspect, Notification of Defects

  • 4.1. The customer shall inspect the deliveries/services performed by us immediately and shall notify us in writing of any obvious defects immediately, at the latest within fourteen (14) calendar days. The customer shall notify us in writing of other defects immediately after discovery thereof. The date of receipt of the notification of a defect by us shall determine whether or not notification is in good time.
  • 4.2. Claims on account of defects shall be excluded if the notification of the defect is not received in due time.
  • 4.3. In the event of an unjustified notice of defect, we shall be entitled to demand compensation from the customer for any expenses we have incurred.
  • 4.4. The customer may not refuse to accept delivery and services on account of minor defects.

5. Defects/Defects of Title, Warranty

  • 5.1. The limitation period for claims on account of quality defects (Sachmängel) shall be twelve (12) months from the delivery of the product or object of service (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Product”), in the case of contracts to produce a work after acceptance of the work (transfer of risk). The foregoing provision shall not apply insofar as longer limitation periods are prescribed by statutory law.
  • 5.2. In the event that a quality defect, the cause of which already existed at the time of the transfer of risk, arises within the limitation period and provided this defect has been notified in due time, we shall be obliged to make subsequent performance (Nacherfüllung), at our own discretion, by remedying the defect or supplying a Product free of defects.
  • 5.3. Subsequent performance shall not cause the limitation period to start to run again.
  • 5.4. If subsequent performance fails, the customer may withdraw from the contract (Rücktritt) or reduce the amount of payment (Minderung) in accordance with the statutory provisions. Any further-reaching or other claims for damages of the customer shall remain unaffected.
  • 5.5. The customer’s claims for expenses required for the purpose of subsequent performance, in particular costs of transport, wages or materials, shall be governed by the statutory provisions. Such claims shall be excluded insofar as such expenses increased because the Product was subsequently taken to a place other than the customer’s place of business, unless such removal is in accordance with the intended use of the Product.
  • 5.6. In the event of only minor deviation from the characteristics agreed upon or only minor impairment in usability, the customer shall not be entitled to claims for subsequent performance.
  • 5.7. The following shall not deemed to be a defect and therefore we shall not be liable for:
    • ordinary wear and tear;
    • characteristics of the Product or damage caused after the date of transfer of risk as a result of improper handling, storage or setting up, non-compliance with installation, handling or maintenance instructions, use with unsuitable equipment/software/services, modification, improper repair or excessive strain or use of the Product;
    • characteristics of the Product or damage caused by third party equipment with which the Product is used, or caused by force majeure, special external circumstances which are not foreseen under the terms of the contract, or due to the use of the Product beyond normal use or the use provided for under the terms of the contract; and
    • non-reproducible software errors.
  • 5.8. We shall not be liable for the characteristics of the Products based on the design or the choice of material, provided that the customer stipulated the design or the material.
  • 5.9. Any customer’s claims to recourse against us shall only exist insofar as the customer has not entered into any agreement with its customer that goes beyond the statutory claims on account of defects, e.g. settlement on an ex-gratia basis.
  • 5.10. Any claims on account of defects, including recourse claims by the customer, shall be excluded insofar as the customer has had the defect remedied by a third party not authorized by us.
  • 5.11. In all other respects the customer’s claims for damages and reimbursement of futile expenses within the meaning of Section 284 BGB (German Civil Code) on account of defects shall be governed by the provisions of clause 7.
  • 5.12. Unless otherwise stated below, any other or further-reaching claims by the customer on account of defects shall be excluded.
  • 5.13. The provisions of this clause 5 shall apply mutatis mutandis to defects of title that are not constituted by the infringement of third-party industrial property rights.

6. Industrial Property Rights and Copyrights

  • 6.1. The customer shall promptly inform us, if claims are asserted against the customer for infringement of industrial property rights or copyrights of third parties (hereinafter collectively referred to as “IP Rights”) by our Products.
  • 6.2. We shall be entitled, at our discretion, to obtain a right of use for the Product infringing an IP Right or to modify the Product in such a way that the IP Right is not infringed or to replace it by an equivalent substitute Product which no longer infringes the IP Right. If this is not possible for us subject to reasonable conditions or within a reasonable period of time, the customer shall – provided that it has enabled us to carry out a modification – be entitled to the statutory rights of revocation (Rücktritt). We also shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract subject to the aforementioned conditions. The provisions of clause 5.9 shall apply accordingly.
  • 6.3. Any claims by the customer shall be excluded insofar as the customer is responsible for the infringement of the IP Right or it has not supported us to a reasonable extent in the defence against claims by third parties.
  • 6.4. Any claims by the customer shall be also excluded if the Products are manufactured in accordance with the specifications or instructions of the customer or if the infringement of the IP Right results from the use in combination/cooperation with another object not originating from us or if the Products are used in a manner not foreseeable by us.
  • 6.5. Our liability for damages in the event of infringements of IP Rights shall be governed by clause 7 in all other respects.
  • 6.6. Clause 5.1 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the limitation period for claims based on infringements of IP Rights.
  • 6.7. Unless otherwise stated below, any other or further-reaching claims by the customer on account of the infringement of third-party IP Rights shall be excluded.

7. Claims to Damages, Limitation of Liability

  • 7.1. We shall be liable to pay damages and reimbursement of futile expenses within the meaning of Section 284 BGB (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Damages”) on account of breach of contractual or non-contractual obligations only (i) in case of intent or gross negligence, (ii) in case of negligent or intentional injury to life, body or health, (iii) due to the assumption of guaranteed characteristics or durability, (iv) in case of negligent or intentional breach of essential contractual obligations, and (v) due to mandatory liability under the German Product Liability Act or other mandatory liability under law.
  • 7.2. In the event of a breach of essential contractual obligations, the damages shall be limited to the foreseeable damage, typical for the type of the contract, except in the event of intent or gross negligence or liability of Framework Robotics on account of injury to life, body or health or the assumption of guaranteed characteristics.
  • 7.3. Our obligation to pay damages shall not include the cost of replacing lost or damaged customer’s data and/or programs which are caused by a defect in our Product. Insofar the customer shall be obliged to affect data backups on a regular basis.
  • 7.4. No change to the onus of proof to the disadvantage of the customer is intended with the provisions of this clause 7.

8. Free Software, Open-Source Software

Our Products may contain free software and open-source software which are subject to separate license terms. The customer shall be obliged to observe and comply with these separate license terms. It shall perform any obligations arising thereof (in particular obligations regarding documentation, provision of the source code of the free or open-source software component).

9. Retention of Title

  • 9.1. We retain title to the Products delivered until full performance of all claims to which we are entitled on the basis of the business relationship.
  • 9.2. The customer shall be entitled to process or combine the Products within its normal course of business. We shall acquire joint ownership in the objects created as a result of such processing or combination in order to secure our claims referred to in clause 9.1; the customer hereby assigns such joint ownership to us.
  • 9.3. The customer shall be entitled to resell the Products in the normal course of business. The customer hereby assigns to us all claims arising from such resale in full, including all ancillary rights, to secure our claims referred to in clause 9.1; we hereby accept such assignment. The customer is entitled to collect the assigned claims. We may revoke any of the customer’s rights as set forth in this clause 9.3 in the event that the customer fails to duly comply with its payment obligations towards us, or is in default of payment, or suspends payments, or has filed for insolvency proceedings or similar proceedings for the settlement of debts with respect to its assets. The same shall apply, if the customer’s financial situation deteriorates materially or threatens to deteriorate, or if the customer is insolvent or over-indebted.
  • 9.4. Without our written consent, the customer shall not be entitled to dispose in any other way of the objects to which we retain title or joint ownership or of the claims assigned to us. The customer shall notify us immediately of any distraint or other legal impairment to the objects or claims concerned.
  • 9.5. If the realisable value of the securities exceeds our claims by a total of more than 10%, we shall release securities to this extent at our discretion at the request of the customer.

10. Withdrawal

  • 10.1. In the event that the customer fails to comply with its contractual obligations, e.g. in case of default of payment, we shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract (Rücktritt) after expiry of a reasonable grace period; any other contractual and statutory rights shall remain unaffected.
  • 10.2. We shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract, without granting a grace period, if the customer suspends payment or files for insolvency proceedings or similar proceedings for the settlement of its debts.
  • 10.3. We shall also be entitled to withdraw from the contract, without granting a grace period, if the customer’s financial situation deteriorates materially or threatens to deteriorate, jeopardizing the fulfilment of a payment obligation to us, or if the customer is insolvent or over-indebted.
  • 10.4. Any statutory rights and claims shall remain unaffected by the rights referred to in this clause 10.

11. Rights to Auxiliary Means

  • 11.1. All trade secrets, practical knowledge, know-how, industrial property rights, (software) copyrights as well as any combination thereof (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Incorporeal Means”) used by us in the course of the performance of our services shall remain the sole property of Framework Robotics. Nothing shall be deemed to grant any rights of use or exploitation with respect to the Incorporeal Means to the customer.
  • 11.2. Unless expressly otherwise agreed upon with the customer, all tools, auxiliary models, work equipment, devices, models, moulds, etc. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Corporeal Means”) made by us in the course of the performance of our services shall not be part of the Product and shall remain the sole property of Framework Robotics; Framework Robotics shall be entitled to all rights of use and exploitation of the Corporeal Means.

12. Confidentiality

  • 12.1. All business or technical information coming from Framework Robotics (including drawings, samples, characteristics of Products, as well as other knowledge and experience)
    • shall be kept secret as long as and to the extent that such information is not proven to be in public domain or has not been designated by us for disclosure by the customer to third parties;
    • shall only be made available to those persons within the customer’s own operations who have a need to know for the use of such information and who are also obligated to maintain secrecy;
    • remain the exclusive property of Framework Robotics;
    • shall not be reproduced, reverse-engineered or used commercially without our prior written consent; and
    • upon our request, shall be immediately returned to us or destroyed in full (including any copies or records made thereof).
  • 12.2. We reserve all rights to the information referred to in clause 12.1 (including copyrights and the right to apply for industrial property rights such as patents and utility models etc.).

13. Miscellaneous

  • 13.1 If any provision of these Terms and Conditions should be or become invalid or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The contracting parties shall replace such invalid or unenforceable provision by a provision which comes as close as possible to the intended economic success.
  • 13.2 The exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from or in connection with the contracts is Rostock, Germany. We are entitled to assert claims at the court having jurisdiction at the customer’s registered office.
  • 13.3 All contracts and all legal relationships arising therefrom shall be governed and construed exclusively by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of the rules on conflict of laws and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).


FRAMEWORK ROBOTICS – THE FLEET

WHAT YOU NEED

IS WHAT WE BUILD

Designing a fully customisable system means nothing less than every product is built according to your specific needs.

BUDDY (Observation-Midsize Class ROV)

Your remote and modular underwater vehicle

BUDDY is a powerful sensor platform with high adaptability. Its high payload capacity and maximum operating depth is unique in the observation class and enables an extremely wide range of operations.

Equipped with a pressure-neutral infrastructure as standard, BUDDY can be deployed in water depths up to 6,000 meters. The powerful thrusters in the working plane provide tremendous agility and allow stationing even in strong currents or turbulence. The sensor platform offers programmable interfaces for the integration of external sensors, which can be used for all common protocols (e.g. RS232, SPI, UART, Ethernet, I2C, CAN).

BUDDY is portable due to its low dead weight and can be loaded with up to 18 kg payload. In addition, the optional payload level can be detached from the working level in just a few simple steps. Equipped as standard with the adaptive MISSION CONTROL software, BUDDY can be operated intuitively. Just like the entire framework and infrastructure of the system, the user interface can be customized to meet the needs of the operator.

  • Connection/ interface via media converter to Umbilical
    (optional COAX/ Fiberoptic + Powerline)
  • Main control unit including 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ switch
    (3x 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ ports free)
  • 7.0 kW power hub
  • 6 thruster
  • 360 degree camera system
    (4x full HD cameras, 8x LED spotlights)
  • Operating and planning software MISSION CONTROL
  • Surface control unit: integrated into a portable container module and includes power supply unit, wireless handheld PC with control unit and monitor
  • Requires a 400 VAC power supply
  • Hand-held tether management system

Depth Rating (msw)
1,000 (option 6,000)

Dimensions (mm)
Length: 1,025
Width: 710
Height: 600 / 955*
*including payload level

Deadweight on air (kg**)
65 / 85*
*including payload level
**1,000 msw depth rating

Payload (kg)
4.5 / 18*
*including payload level

Thrust (kgf)
forward: 70
lateral: 35
vertical: 25

Speed (knots)
> 2.5

Sensors
Depth
Temperature
Motion sensing with magnetic position sensors and accelerometer
USBL acoustic navigation and communication
Full HD Stereo Cam

Power
Input Deck unit: 400 VAC (50 Hz)
Input ROV: 800 VDC – max. 10 A
High Output ROV: 50 VDC – max. 25 A
Low Output ROV: 2.5-50 VDC (PoE++) – max. 2.2 A

Data
Umbilical: 1 GB Ethernet over COAX [max. range 1,000 meter]
(optional 10 GB Ethernet over Fiberoptics [max. range 10,000 meter])
ROV: 1 GB Ethernet with PoE++

AGILE – POWERFUL
COMPACT – PORTABLE

COMPANION (ROTV)

Your towed and modular vehicle

COMPANION is a hydrodynamically optimized, compact and portable sensor platform for missions with survey and observation tasks. Due to its modularity, the payload capacity and the functional range of the towing head can be quickly adapted to new challenges.

Hybrid Flettner actuators combine high agility with low drag on the COMPANION. The towing equipment on board the towing vessel can therefore be set up compactly and easily.

Equipped as standard with a pressure-neutral infrastructure, the system is extremely tough and at the same time powerful. The sensor platform offers programmable interfaces for the integration of external sensors, which can be used for all common protocols (e.g. RS232, SPI, UART, Ethernet, I2C, CAN). The compact surface control unit is integrated in container modules and can be powered by a standard car battery (12 VDC).

The low dead weight allows the system to be used with few personnel even on small boats. Furthermore, with its scalability, COMPANION offers sufficient payload capacity for challenging tasks.

  • Connection/ interface via media converter to Umbilical (COAX + Powerline)
  • Main control unit including 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ switch
    (3x 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ ports free)
  • Stereo camera system (2x full HD cameras, 4x LED spotlights)
  • Sonar
  • Operating and planning software MISSION CONTROL
  • Surface control unit: integrated into a portable container module and includes power supply unit, data-interface, wireless handheld PC with control unit and monitor
  • Requires a 12 VDC or 230 VAC power supply
  • Electrical tether management system with automatic tension control

Depth Rating (msw)
1,000 (option 6,000)

Dimensions (mm)
Length: 2,250
Width: 450
Height: 450

Deadweight on air (kg*)
50
*1,000 msw depth rating

Payload (kg)
5.0

Forces (kgf)
Drag: 30.0 (4 knots)
vertical: 2x 22.5 (4 knots)

Speed (knots)
2.0-6.0

Sensors
Depth
Temperature
Motion sensing with magnetic position sensors and accelerometer
Altimeter
Full HD Stereo Cam

Power
Input Deck unit: 12 VDC – max. 100 A (option 230 VAC / 50 Hz)
High Output ROTV: 50 VDC – max. 10 A
Low Output ROTV: 2.5-50 VDC (PoE++) – max. 2.2 A
Umbilical: 400 VDC – max. 3 A

Data
Umbilical: 1 GB Ethernet over COAX [max. range 1,000 meter]
ROTV: 1 GB Ethernet with PoE++

SCOUT (AUV – concept study)

Your autonomous and modular vehicle

SCOUT is a hydrodynamically optimized and scalable sensor platform for long-term and wide-range operations in the deep sea, with the capability to operate autonomously or via fiberoptic-tether.

The high modularity and performance of the sensor platform allow configurations that enable high agility or even high payload capacities. In addition, the dimensions of the system can be quickly adapted to new challenges with little effort.

Equipped with a pressure-neutral infrastructure as standard, SCOUT can be deployed in water depths up to 6,000 meters. The sensor platform offers programmable interfaces for the integration of external sensors, which can be used for all common protocols (e.g. RS232, SPI, UART, Ethernet, I2C, CAN).

For remote control, routing and data post-processing the system is equipped as standard with the adaptive MISSION CONTROL software. With advanced autopilot options for routing, station keeping or obstacle avoidance.

Whether autonomous inspections of underwater structures, monitoring tasks or offshore survey work, SCOUT is your platform.

  • Connection/ interface via media converter to Umbilical (Fiberoptic)
  • Main control unit including 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ switch
    (3x 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ ports free)
  • 4x powerpack (LiFePo4 technology)
  • 4x thruster
  • Stereo camera system (2x full HD cameras, 4x LED spotlights)
  • Sonar
  • USBL
  • DVL
  • Operating and planning software MISSION CONTROL
  • Surface control unit: integrated into a portable container module and includes high-power-charger, data-interface, wireless handheld PC with control unit and monitor
  • Requires a 400 VAC power supply
  • Hand-held tether management system

Depth Rating (msw)
1,000 (option 6,000)

Dimensions (mm)
Length: 3,125
Width: 1,025
Height: 650

Deadweight on air (kg*)
350
*1,000 msw depth rating

Payload (kg)
5.0

Thrust (kgf)
forward: 80
lateral: 0
vertical: 45

Speed (knots)
3.0 (transit) – 5.0 (sprint)

Sensors
Depth
Temperature
Motion sensing with magnetic position sensors and accelerometer
USBL acoustic navigation and communication
Full HD stereo vam
Doppler velocity log
2D/ 3D sonar

Power
Input Deck unit: 400 VAC (50 Hz)
High Output AUV: 50 VDC – max. 10 A
Low Output AUV: 2.5-50 VDC (PoE++) – max. 2.2 A
Battery: 10 kWh
Endurance: > 8 h

Data
Umbilical: 10 GB Ethernet over Fiberoptics [max. range 10,000 meter])
AUV: 1 GB Ethernet with PoE++
Wireless: WLAN Bridge

SCALEABLE – RELIABLE
THOUGH – GROUNDED

TRACKER (ROCV – concept study)

Your crawling and modular vehicle

TRACKER is a remotely operated sensor platform for advanced ground-based missions with high payload capacity. Due to its modularity, the dimensions, payload capacity and the functional range can be quickly adapted to new challenges.

TRACKER’s special suspension and carrier structure allow stationing in highly turbulent areas, such as shallow water and shore break near the coast. Two independent track drives with flexible suspension provide maximum traction with minimal penetration into the sediment.

Equipped as standard with a pressure-neutral infrastructure, TRACKER is extremely tough and powerful at the same time. The system offers programmable interfaces for the integration of external sensors, which can be used for all common protocols (e.g. RS232, SPI, UART, Ethernet, I2C, CAN).

With reduced payload capacity, the system can be connected to BUDDY as a skid, allowing easy passage over large obstacles.

  • Connection/ interface via media converter to Umbilical
    (optional COAX/ Fiberoptic + Powerline)
  • Main control unit including 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ switch
    (2x 1 GB Ethernet PoE++ ports free)
  • 7.0 kW power hub
  • 2x track drives with flexible suspension
  • Stereo camera system (4x full HD cameras, 8x LED spotlights)
  • Operating and planning software MISSION CONTROL
  • Surface control unit: integrated into a portable container module and includes power supply unit, wireless handheld PC with control unit and monitor
  • Requires a 400 VAC power supply
  • Hand-held tether management system

Depth Rating (msw)
1,000 (option 6,000)

Dimensions (mm)
Length: 1,025
Width: 1,200
Height: 955

Deadweight on air (kg*)
120
*1,000 msw depth rating

Payload (kg)
40.0

Forces (kgf)
2x 100

Speed (m/s)
< 1.0

Sensors
Depth
Temperature
Motion sensing with magnetic position sensors and accelerometer
USBL acoustic navigation and communication
Full HD stereo cam
Doppler velocity log
2D/ 3D sonar

Power
Input Deck unit: 400 VDC (50 Hz) (option 230 VAC/ 50 Hz)
High Output ROCV: 50 VDC – max. 25 A
Low Output ROCV: 2.5-50 VDC (PoE++) – max. 2.2 A
Umbilical: 800 VDC – max. 10 A

Data
Umbilical: 1 GB Ethernet over COAX [max. range 1,000 meter]
ROCV: 1 GB Ethernet with PoE++


FRAMEWORK ROBOTICS

DESIGNED FOR THE DEEP,
BUILT FOR YOU

Hardware. Software. Service.

We offer the first scalable infrastructure for your next underwater system.

WE DESIGNED A NEW STANDARD,
BECAUSE THE  EXISTING WAS NOT ENOUGH

We are a young team of four engineers and one working student with specializations in marine technology, hydrodynamics, mechanics, electronics and software. Since November 2020, our company is located at the Ocean Technology Campus, in Rostock. We offer our customers individual solutions for modular surface and underwater sensor platforms. Based on a specially developed modular system, with pressure-neutral standard modules and optionally equipped with powerful drives, modular network structure, sensors and control technology. Through our sustainable concept and the use of innovative manufacturing processes, we reduce deadweight and costs compared to established systems on the market.


HIGHER PAYLOAD

100 % 3D printed and buoyancy-neutral superstructure

REAL SCALABLE

For use under water, on land and in the air

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Consistent pressure tolerant design, Gigabit Ethernet, 600 V DC energy network

OPEN INTERFACES

Implementation of any sensor technology

Your Smart Framework

One base, endless possibilities: The standardized C260 modules form the basis of our transformable, adaptable and variable support structure for your future underwater system – with low dead weight, high stiffness and maximum load capacity.

BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE –

WITH HIGH END 3D PRINTING

While developing our idea of a new standard in modular underwater systems, we recognized that we had to question everything – even the well-tried manufacturing processes. After years of testing and countless improvements, we can now offer you our high quality industrial 3D printing service for ocean technology applications.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

FRAMEWORK ROBOTICS – OUR STORY

THE ONLY LIMIT

IS THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

We do not only walk the extra mile: we also left the beaten paths to develop the best transformable underwater system on the market.

Our company was founded to enable people over and below the sea surface to do their jobs in a better way. We want our customers to work easier, faster and more reliably. To that, we question established practices and have the courage to break new ground. Therefore, we develop and produce tough, ultra modular and intuitive underwater systems, which can be perfectly suited to customers' need – setting new standards in payload, dive depth and flexibilty.


DEVELOPMENT DAYS

925

PROTOTYPES

5

DAYS UNDER WATER

3

NICO GÜNZEL


specialized in mechanical load analyses (fem), pressure-tolerant electronic components and optoelectronics – Managing Director


 

ROBERT BALDUHN


specialized in fluid dynamics (cfd) propulsion and 3d printing – Technical Manager


 

MAXIMILIAN HACKL


specialized in network-components, pressure-tolerant microelectronics and power electronics – Electronics Engineer


 

MICHAEL LAMPERT


specialized in automation, data-management and robot operating system (ROS 2) – Software Developer


OUR STORY – NOW AND THEN

Our versatile experience from professional and scientific activities, as well as the knowledge gained from these activities, are incorporated into the development of our products. Within the framework of a 15 month scholarship, we were able to successfully build our system as a prototype and test it at sea.

With the help of an investor, we were able to found FRAMEWORK ROBOTICS GmbH in October 2020. Our facilities are located directly on the Ocean Technology Campus and has room for our new MJF 3D printer from HP.

Now nothing stands in the way of the implementation of new ideas and so we look confidently into the future.


FRAMEWORK ROBOTICS – IMPRINT

Data Protection

Responsible Authority

We are happy about you visiting our website. We would like to introduce you to the responsible authority in terms of data protection law as applicable:

Framework Robotics GmbH
represented by the Manager Nico Günzel
Alter Hafen Süd 334
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 26 05 75 40
E-mail: info@fw-robotics.de

General Information

Pursuant to our statutory obligations, we would like to inform you about the collection and use of your personal data.

When you use our website, personal data about you will be collected. This may happen by you entering the data yourself, for example your e-mail address. But our system also collects your data automatically, for example whenever you visit our website. This happens irrespective of the device or the software that you use to visit our website.

All data that you enter in our app is provided voluntarily; there are no disadvantages to you if you do not provide data. But without certain data, we are unable to provide services or to conclude contracts. Whenever such information is necessary, we will point it out to you.

On this website, the user’s personal data is only collected within the framework of the existing data-protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legal terms used in the text are defined in Art. 4 of the GDPR.

The GDPR allows data processing in three cases in particular:

  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) and 7 GDPR, when you have consented to us processing your data; in this Privacy Policy and in the cases of consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, we will inform you in detail and each time for what purposes and under what circumstances your data will be processed by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, when processing your personal data is necessary for negotiating, concluding or performing a contract;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, if the balancing of interests leads to the conclusion that the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests; this means in particular our interests to analyse, optimise and secure the offers on our website – meaning primarily the analysis of user behaviour, setting up profiles for advertisement purposes and storage of access data as well as the use of third-party providers.

Inventory Data

We collect inventory data as far as it is necessary to establish, negotiate or amend a contract (including one without remuneration) between us and the user. This can be: customer data (for example name, address), contact data (for example e-mail address, phone number), service data (for example services ordered, duration, payment). Upon establishing the user relationship, we will ask you for this data (for example name, address and e-mail address) and will also tell you which of the information is required to establish the user relationship.

Usage Data

We also collect usage data to allow users to use the services on our website. These may consist of: usage information (for example visited websites or parts, duration of visit, interest in services), content data (for example data, text, images, sounds, videos entered or uploaded by you), meta data (for example identity of your device, location, IP address).

We will only combine usage data if and insofar as it is necessary for billing purposes. Otherwise, we will only put together usage data pseudonymously and only insofar as you have not objected. You may send this objection to the address indicated in the “About Us” section or the responsible authority indicated in this Privacy Policy at any time.

The legal basis for this data processing are our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR in analysing the website and your use, possibly also the statutory permission to store data as part of the negotiation of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

Furthermore, our provider stores information, the so-called server log files, each time the website is used; this is information which is automatically transferred by your browser. In detail, this data consists of:

  • your IP address
  • type and version of your browser
  • host name
  • time of visit
  • the page from which you came to our page
  • name of the page opened
  • exact time of usage as well as
  • the amount of data transferred

This data will only be used for statistical purposes and do not allow us to identify you as a user.

First Contact through Electronic Request

If you contact us in electronic form (for example by mail, fax, phone, messenger, etc.), we store and process the data which you have given us (for example name, contact information, content of the request). This is based on our legitimate interest in an effective communication with customers in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR and, as far as it concerns a request to enter into or to perform a contract, also with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.
We will only pass on this data to third parties as far as required for the performance of the contract (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR), by the overwhelming interest in effective services (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR) or based on your consent (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR) or if there is another legal permission or obligation.
You may ask us at any time and without any cost to provide information about the purpose of the processing, the origin and the recipient, if any, of your data. You may also request that we correct, delete or limit the processing of your personal data. You may object against the (further) processing of your data at any time and you have a right for the data to be made transferable as well as the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory agency.
In general, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. A longer storage is an option, in particular when required in order to pursue our rights, for other legitimate interests of ours or when there is a statutory duty to keep the data longer (for example record-keeping under tax law, statute of limitations).

Consent

Whenever we ask you for your consent for the processing of your data, we will inform you in clear language and in an easily accessible way about the cases for which you will be granting your consent. Any consent that we ask you for is voluntary. Any advantage that you wish to gain by granting consent is also available without consent; simply ask us.

Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Storage Period

Generally, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. Storage beyond that is possible in particular if it is still required for pursuing our rights or for other legitimate interests of ours.
For your inventory data which were necessary to perform a contract (including one without remuneration), this means that we store this data until the complete performance or termination of the contractual relationship plus the limitation period (which is generally 2 or 3 years) plus an adequate extra time for potential interruptions of the limitation period.
For your usage data which was collected in the course of your use of the website, this means that we will store it only for the time still required for the proper functionality of our website and as long as we still have a legitimate interest. Statistical information will be primarily stored by us in pseudonymous form.
Beyond that, we still store your data for as long as we are required to do so by law. This concerns in particular the tax-law requirements to keep records, usually for 6 or even 10 years.

Upon opening the website, we have asked you to consent to the storing of certain cookies which will be placed while you visit our website. Based on your consent pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, our website thus uses cookies, so that our offer can be used in a better, more effective and more secure way.
Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and which store certain data about your user behavior on our page, so that certain features or offers can be made available to you based on your previous use. These can be “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies are stored on your computer permanently until you delete them. That allows us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again and to provide you with features or offers according to your previous usage.

Your browser allows you to prevent the use of cookies in general or in specific cases. Please check the instructions for your browser to find out more about this. You can also delete cookies following these instructions which we have listed for you:

for Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
for Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
for Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
for Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
for Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

Blocking cookies may limit the functionality of our website and of other websites visited by you.
More information on this topic, in particular how you can administer, limit or completely disable third-party cookies and technologies with a similar purpose, can be found at:
https://www.aboutads.info/choices
https://www.youronlinechoices.eu
https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices

In order to obtain your consent to store certain cookies on your device and to document this in line with data protection law, and in line with our legal obligations under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR and our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use the Cookie Consent Manager “Borlabs Cookie“ provided by Borlabs - Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany.
Borlabs Cookie only places cookies that are technologically necessary. When you open our website, the following data will be sent to Borlabs Cookie: your consent or the withdrawal of your consent for placing cookies, a cookie placed on your browser by Borlabs Cookie, the duration and version of the cookie, domain and path of the WordPress website and the UID. The UID is a randomly generated ID and no personal information.
Borlabs Cookie processes no personal data. If you want to withdraw the consent to place certain cookies, simply delete the cookie in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked for your consent to place cookies again.
You can find detailed information about the privacy policy of Borlabs Cookies at: https://de.borlabs.io/datenschutz/

For the Cookie Opt In we use the Wordpress plugin from Borlabs (https://borlabs.io/borlabs-cookie/) and you can adapt here your settings.
Borlabs Cookie Settings

Users‘ Rights

You may request us anytime to provide information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. To avoid misuse, this will require personal identification.

Deletion, Correction, Limitation

You may at any time demand from us that we correct (or complete) incorrect data as well as a limitation of the processing of data or deletion of your data. This applies in particular if the reason for processing the data is no longer valid, if a required consent has been revoked and there is no other legal basis or if our data processing is unlawful. We will then correct, block or even delete your personal data without delay as far as permitted by law.

Objection

The right to object to advertisement is governed by our text regarding consent:


Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Data Transfer

You may request us to transfer the data stored about you in machine-readable form.

Complaint

If you feel that our data processing has violated any of your rights, you may file a complaint with the competent regulatory agency (here you find a list of the agencies).

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If and when factual or legal reasons will compel us to amend the Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly. This will not change the consent provided by the user.

Blog / Comments

Comments

If you comment something on our page, we will save your IP address to make sure that only lawful comments will be published. After reviewing and allowing the comment by us, this data will be deleted. We will also save your comment as well as the information entered together with it (for example user name or e-mail address).

Basis for this storage is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, which you provide to us by filling in the comment field. You may revoke this consent at any time, you just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement (for example by unsubscribing, contact form or e-mail). This withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing that has occurred up to that point.

Your data remains stored for as long as the comment is saved, for as long as required for us to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or for as long as we are required by law to keep your data.

Social Media

Social Media Plugins

General information

Social media plugins normally lead to the IP address of each visitor to a page being collected by theses services immediately and the users having their subsequent browsing history recorded. This may even happen if you do not click on the button.

To prevent this, we use the Shariff method. Thus, our social media buttons only establish the direct contact between the social network and you only once you click on the respective share button. If you are already registered with a social network, Facebook and Google+ do not require a new window for this. Twitter will show a pop-up window, in which you can still edit the text of the tweet.

Thus, you can publish our content in social networks without them being able to put together complete browsing profiles. The Shariff method is already being used by many websites in order to protect their users.

But, at the latest, when you follow the link to the social media site, your data will be broadcasted to that site. The social media site will normally store a cookie in your browser and to your account information there, especially, if you are logged into your social media account on the site. The social media site can analyse your use of the platform and your browsing habits and will use these for targeting advertisements based on your interests. That can lead to ads being shown to you when browsing in- and outside of the social media site. Please inform yourself about the use of your data on these sites and use them only, when you agree to that use of your data, that happens on that social media site, in particular, when you are not using that social media site for the first time. We have added links to all the privacy policies of the social media site for your information.

Facebook

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use plugins of the social network of Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland. Due to the Shariff method, Facebook will only learn your IP address and your visit to our website, once you will have clicked on the button. If you confirm the plugin while being logged in at Facebook, Facebook may attribute your use to your user account.

Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the ground of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.

The collection and use of your data which is then possibly carried out by Facebook is beyond our knowledge or control. You will find further information in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php.

Regarding the general approach to cookies and their deactivation, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

Linkedin

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use plugins of the social network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, as a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200 Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With the Shariff method, LinkedIn will only learn of your IP address and your visit to our website once you have clicked on the button. If you confirm the plugin while being logged into LinkedIn, LinkedIn may attribute your use to your user account.

The data collected by Linkedin may be transferred by Linkedin to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by LinkedIn. Further information can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at: https://www.LinkedIn.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE. For the general approach to cookies and their deactivation as well as regarding the passing of data to third parties, particularly to the USA, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

We refer with links to our social media presences. When you follow any such link to the social media site, your data will be broadcasted to that site. The social media site will normally store a cookie in your browser and to your account information there, especially, if you are logged into your social media account on the site. The social media site can analyse your use of the platform and your browsing habits and will use these for targeting advertisements based on your interests. That can lead to ads being shown to you when browsing in- and outside of the social media site. Please inform yourself about the use of your data on these sites and use them only, when you agree to that use of your data, that happens on that social media site, in particular, when you are not using that social media site for the first time. We have added links to all the privacy policies of the social media site for your information.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Facebook by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Facebook will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Facebook, allowing Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.
The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Instagram by Instagram LLC, now Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland.

It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Instagram will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Instagram, allowing Instagram / Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.
The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Instagram/Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Instagram’s privacy policy at
https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

Our page uses links to our presence on the social network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, as a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200 Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, LinkedIn won't learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to LinkedIn, and then LinkedIn will also learn that you visited our page.

Thus, your data may be forwarded to the USA.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by LinkedIn after clicking on the link. Further information can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at https://www.LinkedIn.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Vimeo will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Vimeo, allowing Vimeo to learn that you have visited our site.
That way, your data will be transferred to the USA.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Vimeo after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Vimeo’s privacy policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Our page uses links to our presence in the social network Xing by XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, Xing won't learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to Xing, and then Xing will also learn that you visited our page.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Xing after clicking on the link. Further information can be found in Xing's privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/privacy

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of YouTube by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, YouTube will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to YouTube, allowing YouTube to learn that you have visited out site.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by YouTube after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in YouTube’s privacy policy at
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Fonts

Google Fonts

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use Google Fonts, online font libraries provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google“), to display fonts on our website. External font libraries especially capable of an even, fast and secure presentation.
For the use of the online fonts, no cookies or other trackers are stored in your browser. The font files (CSS, fonts) are requested from the provider of the font libraries. But, as with any data transfer on the internet, your usage data like your IP address, the browser used, the website visited previously as well as your user behaviour will be transmitted to the provider of the fonts.
Google points out that all requests concerning the CSS and fonts are absolutely separated from all other Google services. They will not be attributed to your account and will only be stored by Google for a short time. Google uses the data only in pseudonymous form for statistical evaluations. You can find detailed information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.

By using Google Fonts, your data will be sent to Google servers in the USA and will be stored there. You can find more information about the use of your data by Google in the privacy policy of Google:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de


This is our current valid privacy policy from 17.01.2022

Imprint

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Framework Robotics GmbH
represented by
the Manager Nico Günzel
Alter Hafen Süd 334
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 26 05 75 40
Email: info@fw-robotics.de

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Commercial Register Number: HRB 18055

 


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