Hydro-Lek has delivered two 5-function manipulators to Italian ROV manufacturer, Ageotec, for the Italian Navy for submarine research and rescue. The manipulators are fitted onto a Pegaso ROV system which also includes a motorized winch, silenced diesel power generator as well as a USBL and sonar system.

Ageotec were selected by COMSUBIN (the Italian Navy’s diver unit) to provide an open frame ROV system for visual and instrumentation research, objects recovery and underwater rescue.

The system accomplished its first mission in April and is now fully operational.

“This Pegaso system was tailored to our customer ‘s specification and we are delighted with its successful operation. We have fitted Hydro-Lek manipulators on many of our Pegaso ROVs on the basis of their performance and reliability.” said Giuseppe Di Stefano, MD for Ageotec Srl.

With a lift capacity of 40kg, the Hydro-Lek HLK-HD5 is a rugged work class 5-function arm and incorporates a continuous jaw rotate assembly and three hydraulic cylinders. Constructed from 316 stainless steel, HE30 aluminium and high density polyethylene, the HLK-HD5 is designed for the smaller ROV for heavy duty underwater tasks.

Ageotec is an Italian Company which designs and manufactures ROVs and underwater systems for the oil and gas-offshore, environmental engineering, underwater and marine building, science research and security industries.

Hydro-Lek is a leading supplier of remote handling systems for the subsea, nuclear and defence industries. The company was acquired by Saab Seaeye in 2013 and produces a range of hydraulic intervention tooling from simple hydraulic components to fully integrated telemetry-controlled remote manipulator systems for integration onto ROV’s and remote access platforms worldwide.

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