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.

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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 20.06.2021

Imprint

Content responsibility

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

Commercial Register
Registration in Commercial Register: Rostock
Commercial Register Number: HRB 18055

 


FRAMEWORK ROBOTICS – OUR DEVELOPMENTS

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.

Ducted Propeller DT1900

Your effective ROV propulsion

The DT1900 is a full flooded pressure tolerant designed thruster. Including a 1900W direct driven BLDC-motor, with precision sensors for high efficiency and accuracy at all speeds.

 

Performances at a glance

  • capsuled BLDC-motor
  • direct driven
  • powerful
  • high efficiency
  • low signature
  • fast replacement of parts
  • wide range of applications

We want to offer a simple and reliable solution for multiple deployments. Through the simplified design, operating, adjustments and maintenance is easy to handle. The Thruster unlocks his full potential up to 600 bar hydrostatic pressure. The fast replacement of propeller, duct and rotor offers you easy adaption to your mission and easy maintenance. The fully capsuled design of the stator and rotor gives you the maximum safety against influences of the salt water. The special design of the bearing guarantees a wide range of operations and long-term reliability. Furthermore, the gear-less, direct driven BLDC-motor has low noise and magnetic signature.

The ducted design of the DT1900 Thruster is made for high thrust for positioning and traveling of an OC- or MSROV or other close-range vehicles. The adaptive design of the rotor allows a wide range of applications in addition to the ROV drive. The motor can also be used to drive other actuators and manipulators. The DT1900 Thruster is in combination with our motor driver DCMC56 a simple solution, but also an easy adaptable propulsion for any other deep-water platform through a wide range of interfaces and protocols.

Full Throttle sym. Propeller Thrust
20Kgf @54V

Full Throttle FWD/RWD Thrust
25kgf / 16kgf @54V

Electrical Operating Voltage
12–54V

Full Throttle Power
1900W

Physical Length
178mm

Outer Duct Diameter
max. 260mm

Propeller Diameter
max. 220mm

Weight in Air
2,7kg

Weight in Water
0,5kg

Power Pack

Your reliable energy source

The Power Pack is a pressure tolerant, high safety and rechargeable battery pack based on LiFePo4 technology. A safe and reliable solution of deep-sea energy storage for your mission.

 

Performances at a glance

  • pressure tolerant
  • high safety
  • LiFePo4 technology
  • efficient Battery-Management-System
  • comprehensive overview of battery-status
  • two different capacity sizes
  • high charge/discharge current

The efficient Battery-Management-System (BMS) with a very low current consumption helps you to secure, manage and maintain your battery for many cycles and a long lifetime. The voltage, capacity and temperature of cells can be monitored. The user interface is easy to handle and gives you a comprehensive overview of battery-status. The simple and pressure tolerant design of our Power Pack unlocks his full potential up to 600 bar hydrostatic pressure. The LiFePo4 technology rises the safety in handling in comparison to the standard lithium batteries. Nevertheless, the PowerPack has a high capacity and we develop two different sizes.

The save and compact design of the Power Pack enables a wide range of usage. You can use the Power Pack as emergency energy storage or as buffer battery for your underwater system through the high current charge and discharge. And also, as a long-term energy storage.

Capacity
20Ah: 1kWh / 60Ah: 3,2kWh @54V

Electrical Operating Voltage
40–54V

Charge Current
constant: 30A / peak: 60A

Discharge Current
constant: 60A / peak: 150A

Physical LxHxB
280mm x 260mm x 260mm

Weight in Air
12kg

Weight in Water
6kg

Motor Controller DCMC56

Your smart control for actuators with Brushless-DC-Motors

The DCMC56 motor controller has a fully pressure tolerant design. It can control two BLDC-motors independently. It is possible to integrate motors with sensor and without sensor.

 

Performances at a glance

  • pressure tolerant
  • control of two independent BLDC-motors
  • use BLDC-motors like stepper-motors
  • sensor and sensor less mode possible
  • high accuracy and efficiency
  • various command modes

For maximum accuracy and efficiency, we recommend the use of BLDC-motors with integrated sensor to realize the full potential of the DCMC56. The motor controller offers several inputs for communication and a wide input voltage range. Automated protocols allow for adaptation to non-system BLDC-motors.

The DCMC56 provides different types of sensors and enables you to use a BLDC-motor at low speed / high torque and also for positioning. The accuracy of the system depends on the resolution of the angular sensors. You can use the DCMC56 in various command modes, which among other things allow you to use a BLDC motor like a stepper motor. The DCMC56 is a simple and easy to integrate solution through a wide range of interfaces and protocols. Furthermore, it is possible to control other types of actuators with this motor controller. For example, manipulators for the deep sea.

Electrical Operating Voltage
12–54V

Power
up to 5kW 2,5kW / thruster

Physical Diameter
260mm (fitting as module)

Physical Height
max. 100mm (half-module)

Weight in Air
2,7kg

Weight in Water
0,5kg

Container Module C260

Your smart FRAMEWORK

The standardized C260 module forms the basis of our highly transformable, adaptable and variable support structure for your future underwater systems.

 

Performances at a glance

  • truly transformable
  • quick and easy to expand
  • divisible and reconfigurable
  • integration of active and/or passive functional modules
  • modular hydrodynamic cover C260 Hydro Hull with additional options
  • highly resilient
  • high stiffness
  • pressure tolerant
  • light and portable

The C260 module can safely accommodate up to six active and/or passive function modules via separate bayonet locks. For example of passive function modules, you can add standard buoyancy and dead weight modules for hydrostatic balancing your underwater system. Furthermore, for applications in currents, the structure can be equipped with our modular hydrodynamic shell, the C260 Hydro Hull, which can accommodate further function modules via separate bayonet locks.

This system consists of only five different basic components and allows you to quickly and easily configure and reconfigure your individual adaptable platform for your next underwater system, perfectly adapted to your needs and requirements. Highly resilient and designed to reliably withstand the extreme environmental conditions of the deep sea. In order to expand your adaptable support structure, each module can be connected safely and easily with further C260 using the “bridges” connecting elements supplied.

The high stiffness and strength of the modules are achieved by the special design and allow loads of more than 200kg per module. (Note: To ensure good manageability/portability, the dead weight per assembled module should not exceed 50kg) As standard, the module is manufactured from heavy-duty polymer by injection moulding. This polymer is resistant to seawater, UV radiation, oil and other chemicals. Other polymers such as PEAK, POM, PET is also available on request. In addition, if particularly high demands are made on strength and rigidity, it is possible to mill parts of the module from seawater-resistant aluminum (AlMg3). These parts are hard anodized before delivery in order to prevent crevice corrosion, and thus further increase resistance to seawater.

Dead Weight of Module in Air
3.1kg (including all fasteners)

Dead Weight of Module in Fresh Water
0.4kg (including all fasteners)

Load Capacity
>200kg / module

Outside Dimensions
310mm x 310mm x 310mm

Inside Dimensions
1x diameter 260mm x 310mm (cylinder)
4x diameter 260mm x 25mm (cylinder)

Payload
10 liter / module

Hydro Hull C260

Your functional, hydrodynamic add on

The standardized Hydro Hull C260 is designed to extend the C260 module and allows you to hydro-dynamically optimize your underwater system with a robust and adaptable hull.

 

Performances at a glance

  • standardized extension for the C260 module
  • hydrodynamic optimized
  • robust and adaptable
  • integration of active and/or passive functional modules
  • handles and anchor points for lifting and moving
  • massive plastic feet avoid suction at the seabed
  • highly resilient

The Hydro Hull is available in two standard sizes (A: with 25mm high and B: with 150mm high). Additionally, the Hydro Hull can be equipped with passive and/or active function modules. For this purpose, the function modules are quickly and safely inserted into the Hydro Hull via a bayonet lock or removed again. For example, of passive function modules, you can implement our standardized buoyancy modules into the hull, which significantly increases the payload capacity of your underwater system. For a better manageability of your underwater system during transport and maneuvering on deck, handles, massive plastic feet and anchor points for lifting and moving the underwater system can be attached to the Hydro Hull. Each anchor point can carry a load of at least 200kg. For more informations about the lifting capacities and anchor points, please see here.

As standard, the Hydro Hull C260 is manufactured from heavy-duty polymer by injection moulding. This polymer is resistant to seawater, UV radiation, oil and other chemicals. Other polymers such as PEAK, POM, PET is also available on request.

Standard Size A

Outside Dimensions
310mm x 310mm x 25mm

Inside Dimensions
diameter 260mm x 25mm (cylinder)

Dead Weight of Module in Air
0.4kg (including all fasteners)

Dead Weight of Module in Fresh Water
0.1kg (including all fasteners)

 

Standard size B

Outside Dimensions
310mm x 310mm x 150mm

Inside Dimensions
diameter 260mm x 150mm (cylinder)

Dead Weight of Module in Air
1.2kg (including all fasteners)

Dead Weight of Module in Fresh Water
0.3kg (including all fasteners)

Buoyancy Modules

Your balancing system

Our standardized buoyancy modules are available in two different sizes. They can be used for your underwater system to generate additional buoyancy and to hydrostatically balance your underwater system.

 

Performances at a glance

  • standardized format for C260 module and Hydro Hull
  • two different sizes available
  • adjust the center of buoyancy perfectly to your needs
  • robust and adaptable
  • highly resilient
  • easy to use, equipped with bayonet lock

The high flexibility of our platform allows you to arrange the modules individually to adjust the center of buoyancy perfectly to your needs. The buoyancy modules are designed for the C260 modules and the Hydro Hull and can be used up to a diving depth of 1000 meters (B1006 and B1045) or 6000 meters (B6005 and B6040). A C260 module can be quickly and safely fitted with up to six buoyancy modules via separate bayonet locks, thus generating an additional payload of maximum 6.5kg in fresh water (example application: 2x B1045 and 4x B1006).

As standard, the housings of the buoyancy modules are made of highly resilient polymer by injection moulding and are equipped with a bayonet lock for the C260 module. This polymer is resistant to seawater, UV radiation, oil and other chemicals. Other polymers like PEAK, POM, PET is also available on request. The buoyancy elements are cast into the housings with a resistant coating of epoxy resin. For the modules B1006 and B1045 the buoyancy foam HPC100 (density: 0.4 kg/liter) is used, for the modules B6005 and B6040 the buoyancy foam [not yet specified] (density: 0.55 kg/liter) is used.

LED Lights Deep Sea Lumen

Your lights into the deep

Our LED deep sea lights as an extension for your underwater systems are characterized by their enormous diving depth up to 6000 meters. The modular housing allows configurations that are perfectly adapted to your individual needs.

 

Performances at a glance

  • pressure tolerant optics
  • modular housing for individual configuration
  • selectable degree beam angle (collimation for spot, medium and wide lighting pattern)
  • built-in mounting holes on each side of the case (M5 thread)
  • daisy-chain connection for multiple lights
  • over-temp protection
  • CREE Xlamp High Density LED inside

The maximum light output and the beam angle can be selected in different steps before ordering. The lights can be connected in series and dimmed together via PWM or analog signal. Xlamp high density LEDs of the brand CREE are used, with a color temperature of 6000 Kelvin. The hard-anodized aluminum housing is mounted in a plastic frame, which is equipped with three mounting holes (M5 thread) on each side. The integrated DC-DC LED drivers allow a wide range for the input voltage and have their own overheating protection.

Selectable Light Output Power
720 lumen
1200 lumen
5000 lumen

 

Build-In Constant Current DC-DC Driver

Input Voltage
10–56V

High Efficiency
97%

Built-In EMI Filter
complies with EMI lighting requirements (EN55015)

PWM Dimming Controls
logic low 0–0,6V / logic high 2,5–6V

PWM Dimming Frequency
100–1KHz

Input Current Shutdown
< 1mA

Over Temperature Shut Down
at 150°C

Ethernet-Switch ND-SW5x1G

Your expandable nervous system

The ND-SW5x1G is a pressure-tolerant designed ethernet switch for your underwater system. Each port is rated for speeds up to 1Gbit/s.

 

Performances at a glance

  • standardized format for C260 module
  • 5 + 1 Ports
  • PoE+ standard
  • long-range data transmission
  • pressure tolerant design
  • robust and adaptable
  • highly resilient
  • easy to use, equipped with bayonet lock

You can optionally connect a fibre-optic umbilical with a similar speed rating for long-range and undisturbed data transmission from your underwater system to your surface/deck-unit. Even when streaming multiple videos in 4K, you won’t worry about your bandwidth. The established network is the nervous system of your underwater system.

The pressure tolerant design is rated for pressures up to 600 bar. Each port is capable of transmitting power in PoE+-standard, so there is no need to add an additional power line for most modules on your underwater system. The switching module itself is connected with a power line and acts therefore as a power-node for more demanding operations.

With ND-SW5x1G you can build and extend the communication network of your underwater system easily for allowing the addition of nearly unlimited number of modules to it. The refit and integration of new modules to your underwater system, equipped with ND-SW5x1G, is far easier and more convenient: plug any suitable device in and you are done.

You can also integrate third-party devices into your underwater system, that are not listed yet. For this you can use ND-NA10/100.

Speed Rating
1Gbit/s

Ports
5 + 1 fiber

PoE+
0.6A per port up to 30W

Ethernet Adapter ND-NA10/100

Your pressure-tolerant network interface

The ND-NA10/100 is a pressure-tolerant designed ethernet adapter. It is suited for data-rates up to 100Mbit/s. The adapter is the backbone of our network-communication.

 

Performances at a glance

  • long-range data transmission
  • PoE+ standard
  • pressure tolerant design
  • microcontroller included
  • integrate of third-party devices
  • provide various protocols
  • GPIOs

Most of our modules use one of these to integrate into your underwater system-network. Additionally, you can use this module to integrate a vast majority of third-party devices into our system. For that the network-adapter contains a freely programmable micro-controller.

The nucleus of our network-adapter is the duality of Ethernet-PHY and micro-controller. While the PHY establishes the connection to the network, the micro-controller holds all necessary data like IP or MAC-Address. Additionally, you can use the provided pin header to integrate a variety of third-party devices. We provide connection over UART, I2C, and SPI protocols. Additionally, the ND-NA10/100 is equipped with some GPIOs for analog and digital in- and output.

The network-adapter can be powered in PoE+-standard via ND-SW5x1G.

Integrate your own developed sensors and third-party devices into your underwater system. All you have to do is to program the network adapter like any common Arduino or STM32 and you are ready to go. Alternatively, we can do that for you, just contact us.

Speed Rating
100Mbit/s

Ports
1

PoE+
0.6A up to 30W

Protocols
UART, SPI, I2C

Addition
GPIO-connection

Control Interface

Your easy-to-use interaction-tool “Apollon”

The control interface is a program, that allows you to interact with your underwater system via any desktop-PC. Just connect to the network via ND-SW5x1G and you are ready to go.

 

Performances at a glance

  • interact via any desktop-PC
  • configure and control your underwater system
  • data logging
  • movement control
  • high performance for video-live-stream
  • different user interfaces

With Apollon you are capable of configure and control every aspect of your underwater system. It provides a live-stream and recording of video-feeds, sensor-logging and direct movement-control via the input-system of your choice. Its purpose is to provide an easy-to-use platform to your underwater system. We want you to worry about the mission, not the software.

The software is capable of scanning the network and identify any connected device in it. Also you can use it to reconfigure the software of already connected devices without the need to disassemble the whole structure. We want to address every user from interested tenth-grader to weather-rugged, 20-years-experienced ROV-operator. Because of that our software is providing three user-interfaces: “Normal”, which contains all features you need to control a connected device but nothing more. “Advanced”, where you can arrange the GUI and other interfacing options. And last but not least “Expert”, where you can manipulate and reconfigure your complete interaction-tool.


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