Summary: Schilling adds a sixth product to its line of manipulator arms, with greater lift capacity more angle-of-approach options and a longer reach than its deepest depth, highest-capacity manipulator arms.
Schilling Robotics has announced the sixth in its line of manipulator arms, the Atlas 7R Dexterous Grabber, that matches the greatest depth and number of functions of which its other manipulator arms are capable, but exceeds their lifting capacity by 150 pounds.
The seven-function grabber uses an elbow joint rather than a straight extension arm, which allows it to approach targets from steeper angles than typical five-function grabbers. It is rated to operate as deep as 21,000 feet, weighs 160 pounds, and is designed to
lift as much as 550 pounds at full reach. That is 19 pounds heavier than Schilling’s next most-powerful arm, the RigMaster. Atlas exceeds RigMaster’s 54-inch reach by 11.5 inches and its lift capacity by 150 pounds.
The arm is designed to manipulate loads such as anchors, mooring connectors and other heavyweight rigging-operations gear, while presenting a slim enough profile to allow operators a clear view of their targets and to get the manipulator itself into narrow spaces.
Atlas is designed to provide more maneuverability for ROV pilots grasping objects and maneuvering the vehicle, while still providing a high lift capacity.Read More