Saab Seaeye’s New Electric Manipulator to Debut at OTC

Seaeye eM1-7 Electric Manipulator

A new extremely powerful and intelligent electric manipulator can be seen on Saab Seaeye’s stand 1406 at the Ocean Technology Conference, Houston, 2 – 5 May 2022.

The pioneering breakthrough is Saab Seaeye’s new eM1-7 seven-function all-electric work-class manipulator. As powerful as a hydraulic equivalent, it is more reliable and more dexterous.

Seaeye eM1-7’s micrometer precision comes from each of its seven joints having extremely accurate force and position feedback coupled with their own smart-distributed microprocessor for intelligent, intuitive, and precision arm control.

Visitors to the exhibition stand can also hear more about other innovations that are changing the face of underwater enterprises.

Saab Seaeye’s innovative new, environmentally friendly electric work vehicle, called eWROV, matches the power of a 250-hp hydraulic work class system. However, it is easier to operate, more precise, acoustically quieter, more reliable, needs less maintenance, and has a much lower lifetime cost.

Already the world leader in electric underwater robotics, Saab Seaeye’s eWROV joins the largest range of electric robotic vehicles in the industry.

This includes the multi-role 3000-m-rated Sabertooth, the world-leading roaming and hovering robot that can operate in both fully autonomous and tethered modes, enabling fully flexible dual operations from a single platform fitted with cameras, sonars, and tooling.

Two Sabertooth robots have succeeded in finding the wreck of the Endurance, sunk 3000 meters below the Antarctic ice during Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition in 1915.

See the all-electric eM1-7 in action below.

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