OceanTools announce collab agreement with TMI-Orion Dynamics
10 January 2023
OceanTools Ltd, Aberdeen Scotland, announce the signing of a Collaboration Agreement with TMI-Orion Dynamics, headquartered in Montpellier France, for OceanTools to sell their EMA-5 Electric Manipulator Arm. Furthermore, OceanTools will assist with the manufacture of the arm in their state-of-the-art CNC machine shop and electronics workshops.
The EMA 5 is a high-performance, rugged, compact, and reliable multi-function electric manipulator arm designed for underwater operation on observation class ROVs. The EMA 5 electric manipulator arm, developed by TMI Orion Dynamics is a five-function manipulator module offering slew, elevation, elbow bend, jaw rotation, and jaw open/close. The compact design has an embedded electronic controller, with no additional pod required. Monitoring software is available for remote operation, or a TMI Orion Surface Control Unit can be ordered separately. The EMA 5 can be controlled with a gamepad. Cartesian mode is available, with set positions. Applications include underwater precision manipulation, scientific and environmental sample collection and subaquatic tooling and grabbing.
Jean-Marie Vachette, Subsea Robotics Sales Manager for TMI-Orion Dynamics commented " We are pleased with this collaboration with OceanTools, a company known for its expertise in the world of offshore and underwater robotics, but also to have found a very professional partner with whom to collaborate on topics such as manufacturing, assembly and testing.
Kevin Parker, Managing Director of OceanTools added, "We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to be working with TMI-Orion Dynamics. The EMA-5 is a well-proven rugged and dependable manipulator for which we see tremendous potential. We’re very well positioned to not just sell the arms but also to machine much of the arm as well as offering a great service and support facility. We will also be adding EMA-5 arms to our equipment rental pool”
The EMA5 Electric Manipulator, which will be marketed as the EM5 to fit in with OceanTools product naming protocol, is the latest addition to OceanTools’ extensive range of pioneering underwater technology, including tools and market-leading subsea cameras, lighting, and dye detection systems. The full range can be found at https://www.oceantools.co.uk