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    Schilling Robotics to provide extended-reach TMS for Stolt Offshore

    Vessel & ROV News // November 18, 2005

    Schilling Robotics has announced the the sale of  its new extended-reach XE tether management system (TMS) to Stolt Offshore. 

    The hydraulic XE can accommodate 825m ROV excursions, features advanced control technology, and maximizes tether life. 

    The TMS, which can operate at depths up to 4,000m, will be delivered in February 2006.

    The XE TMS  is a stand-alone system with a self-contained control system and operator interface. 

    The TMS uses a Schilling Digital Telemetry System node to route 24-VDC power and telemetry to the TMS electric and hydraulic motors, hydraulic power unit, accessories, and instruments. 

    Each of the node’s 16 ports can be individually configured for Ethernet communications, serial communications, or video (PAL or NTSC).

    The TMS is also configured to automatically render cable at an operator-defined set point. 

    Tether-friendly design maximizes tether life, and the tether capacity can be expanded to 1,150m.

    A stainless steel frame provides maximum corrosion protection, and low-maintenance design decreases down time.

    The XE TMS can also be readily upgraded for thruster circuits, including autoheading instrumentation, an altimeter, and depth sensors.

     

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