Blue Robotics BlueROV2 Configurable

From: £3,830.00 Excl. VAT

The BlueROV2 is the world’s most affordable high-performance ROV. With a 6-thruster vectored configuration, open-source electronics and software, and plenty of expandability, it’s the perfect ROV for inspections, research, and adventuring.

Delivery time: 5 to 10 working days

Configure your perfect BlueROV2 ROV package below:

SKU: BLUEROV2-VP Category:

Base BlueROV2 Configuration

Two options of tube material are available for BlueROV2 base package. The material of the tube determines the depth rating of the BlueROV2. The acrylic option is depth rated to 100 meters and the aluminum option is depth rated to 300 meters.

Heavy Configuration Add-on for the BlueROV2

The Heavy Configuration Retrofit Kit enables 6 degree-of-freedom control and active pitch and roll stabilization, increasing the manoeuvrability and stability of your BlueROV2. This adds two more vertical T200 thrusters and moves all vertical thrusters to the outside of the ROV frame. Additional buoyancy foam blocks and fairings are are also included to retain the right amount of buoyancy.

The kit doubles the thrust in the vertical direction, especially useful for use grabbing objects with the Newton Subsea Gripper. The BlueROV2 Heavy Configuration Retrofit Kit is recommended when accessories like sonars or manipulators are installed.

Tether

A tether is a required component to connect the vehicle to a surface computer. The standard 4-twisted pair tether is the default tether for the BlueROV2 because it has the longest communications distance and the greatest flexibility for future accessories. With the utilization of the included Fathom-X Tether Interface Board, data carrying telemetry and video is transmitted using only one twisted pair of wires. The remaining twisted pairs are available for expansion. The standard 4-twisted pair tether is available in lengths of 25 to 300 meters.

A slim single pair tether is available, offering less drag in currents but has some specific limitations in use, please call us to discuss this option if required.

Lights

Options are:

  • No Lights;
  • 2 Lights (1 Pair); or
  • 4 Lights (2 Pairs).

We normally recommend the 2-light option for most BlueROV2 applications, which is suitable for most applications. When operating in good lighting conditions and shallow water, no lights may be necessary.

When operating at night or in low-light conditions, the 4-light option may be better suited. If you’re not sure, you can always add a set of lights later.

Both light options have full control over brightness settings from the topside during operations and may therefore be adjusted to suit conditions.

Tether Spool

The Fathom Spool simplifies the storage and operational management of the tether during ROV deployment and significantly decreases the amount of work the operator must do. We recommend the Tether Spool for tethers longer than 50 meters with the BlueROV2.

There are two sizes of tether reel available, standard and large. The standard size spool can hold up to 150 meters of the 4-twisted pair tether. Use the large size tether spool for 4-twisted pair tethers longer than 150 meters.

Gripper

The Newton Subsea Gripper (manipulator) is a useful tool for picking up small objects, attaching recovery lines, or freeing a snagged tether. Installing the BlueROV2 Heavy Configuration Retrofit Kit in addition to the Newton Subsea Gripper allows for the BlueROV2 to pitch forward and hold its angle while maneuvering to pick up objects on the sea floor.

Ping360 Scanning Imaging Sonar

When operating in limited visibility, it is recommended to install the Ping360 imaging sonar.

The Ping360 Scanning Imaging Sonar is known as a mechanically scanning sonar. Scanning sonars are useful tools for navigation, and acoustically imaging targets in a top-down 2-dimensional representation.

Ping2 Sonar Altimeter and Echosounder

The Ping2 Sonar provides valuable information in relation the height of the ROV from the seabed, allowing the pilot to confidently approach the seabed in decent and maintain separation from the seabed. This provides valuable situational awareness to the pilot.

Batteries and Charger for the BlueROV2

An onboard battery is the default method for powering the BlueROV2 because it provides a safer and very portable system that does not require a generator or a wall outlet. High-capacity batteries are now affordable and have a high discharge capacity allowing for quick bursts of speed if needed.

The Blue Robotics Lithium-ion Battery (14.8V, 18Ah) is a high amp-hour capacity battery for the long runtimes. Note – This high capacity means that it’s prohibited from taking onto airplanes, so keep that in mind if you plan to fly with your BlueROV2.

The especially high capacity of our batteries means that they are subject to more stringent shipping regulations than our other products and can only be shipped by surface means and we a limited to shipment to UK mainland only.

In addition to a battery, you will also need a battery charger such as our H6 Pro Lithium Battery Charger.

Important Information

The BlueROV2 comes partially assembled and requires 6-8 hours of user assembly to complete. During the assembly process, you learn how all of the components of the system work and fit together and it leaves you with the knowledge needed to make upgrades and improvements in the future. We recommend that our customers do this themselves, it does provide an advanced understanding of the system and a better user experience. A full user guide to this process is available on the Blue Robotics BlueROV2 build guide page.

BlueROV2 – Product Specification

ParameterValue
Physical
Length457 mm
Width338 mm
Height254 mm
Weight in Air (with default Ballast and Blue Robotics Lithium-ion Battery)11-12 kg
Weight in Air (without Ballast or battery)9-10 kg
Cable Penetrator Holes18 total, 6 available for expansion
Wetted Materials6061-T6, 7075-T6 Anodized aluminum
316, 18-8 Stainless steel
HDPE
Polycarbonate plastic
Nylon
Acrylic
PTFE
Plastic
FKM
Buna-N
R-3318 polyurethane foam
Polyurethane foam
Polyurethane
Epoxy
Molykote 111 compound
Electronics EnclosureBlue Robotics 4″ series WTE
Battery EnclosureBlue Robotics 3″ series WTE
Buoyancy FoamR-3318 polyurethane foam
Ballast Weight9 x 200 g stainless steel weights
Performance
Maximum Rated Depth100 m (w/ acrylic tubes)
300 m (w/ aluminum tubes)
Temperature Range0-30°C
Payload Capacity (configuration dependent)1.2 kg (4x Lumens) to 1.4 kg (no Lumens)
Maximum Forward Speed1.5 m/s
Forward Bollard Thrust (45°)9 kgf
Vertical Bollard Thrust7 kgf
Lateral Bollard Thrust (45°)9 kgf
ThrustersBlue Robotics T200
ESCBlue Robotics Basic 30A ESC
Thruster Configuration (Non-heavy upgrade)6 thrusters
(4 vectored, 2 vertical)
Battery
Battery Life (w/ Blue Robotics 15.6Ah battery)~2 hours (normal use)
~4 hours (light use)
Batteries can be changed in about 30 seconds
Battery ConnectorXT90
Lights
Brightness1500 lumens each with dimming control
Light Beam Angle135 degrees, with adjustable tilt
Tether
Diameter7.6 mm
Length25-300 m
Working Strength45 kgf
Breaking Strength160 kgf
Strength MemberKevlar with waterblock
Buoyancy in FreshwaterNeutral
Buoyancy in SaltwaterSlightly positive
Conductors4 or 1 twisted pairs, 26 AWG
Sensors
IMU6-DOF IMU (on Navigator)
CompassDual 3-DOF magnetometers (on Navigator)
Internal pressureInternal barometer (on Navigator)
Pressure/Depth and Temperature Sensor (external)Blue Robotics Bar30
Current and Voltage SensingBlue Robotics Power Sense Module
Leak SensorIntegrated leak sensor (on Navigator)
Camera Tilt
Tilt Range+/- 90 degree camera tilt (180 total range)
Tilt ServoHitec HS-5055MG
Camera
Field of View (Underwater)110 degrees (horizontal)
Light Sensitivity0.01 lux
Resolution1080p
Control System
Tether Interface BoardFathom-X Tether Interface Board
AutopilotBlue Robotics Navigator
Control SoftwareArduSub + BlueOS
System Requirements
Operating System
WindowsWindows 10 64bit or later
MacOS10.20 or later
UbuntuLatest LTS (20.04) or later
Recommended Hardware¹
Processori5 processor equivalent or better
GPUDiscrete Nvidia or AMD graphics card²
RAM8GB
StorageSolid-state drive (SSD)
¹ Ground control station software performance will depend on the system environment, 3rd party applications, and available system resources. More capable hardware will provide a better experience.
² Integrated graphics are suitable in most cases, a discrete graphics card is recommended for best experience.

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