Powerful variable vector thruster configuration
Vectored thruster configuration provides amazing control in all horizontal directions, therefore the use offshore in demanding conditions. The vLBV-10 has impressive Bollard thrust with 18.1-22.5 kg f (40-50 pd f) forward. Thruster vector angle is variable from equal horizontal to forward optimized. Dual vertical thrusters offer greater vertical control and roll stabilization.
Optimized mechanical design
The vLBV-10 has undergone extensive mechanical design to optimize stability, capability, flexibility and serviceability. No other small ROV has had such attention to every detail as the vLBV line of ROV systems. The vLBV-10 is available in either 300 or 950 meter depth capabilities.
Ultra low drag, strong tether
The vLBV-10 uses the low drag tether that Teledyne SeaBotix has used in all it’s ROV system. At 8 mm (0.3 in) nominal diameter and 100 kg (220 pd f) working load the tether has minimal impact on the performance. The tether can be attached to the rear or top of the vLBV-10 depending on conditions.
Intuitive control system
Teledyne SeaBotix MiniROV controls have been regarded as the most intuitive of all small ROVs. The vLBV-10 is no different with the user friendly operator control unit and integrated control console.