REACH ALPHA

The world's most lightweight, dexterous, and smart robotic manipulator for portable ROV operators.

Strong

2kg+ Lift

Lightweight

900g Water

Compact

40mm Dia

REACH ALPHA

The world's most lightweight, dexterous, and smart robotic manipulator for portable ROV operators.

Strong

2kg+ Lift

Lightweight

900g Water

Compact

40mm Dia

REVOLUTIONARY ROBOTIC ARMS FOR SUBSEA INSPECTION

Adjustable grab force
Adjustable Grab Force
End-effector Tool Interchangeable
End-effector Tool Interchangeable
All Electric
All Electric
Master Arm Controlled
Master Arm Controlled

INTEGRATED AND PROVEN

on leading Remotely Operated Vehicles

ROVs

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

With high accuracy (0.1°) joint positioning and patented sealed actuators, Reach Alpha is the ultimate lightweight manipulator for portable ROV operators in the new era of close inspection and complex intervention.

Reach Alpha specifications

Reach: 0.4m

Lift at full reach: 2kg

Max Closing Force: 600N

Depth Rating: 300m

Water Weight: 0.9kg

Features

  • All Electric & quick to integrate
  • Patented joint and sealing mechanism
  • Best-in-class module interlock strength, speed, robustness
  • Internal temperature/vacuum monitoring
  • Low backlash susceptibility
  • Leak detection for peace of mind before launching vehicle.
  • Back-drivable drivetrain
  • Collision protection through active compliance

Additional Specifications

  • Axial load rating
  • 100kg
  • Voltage Input
  • 18-30V
  • Power Requirement
  • 35W Max
  • Bus Control
  • RS232/RS485

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

With high accuracy (0.1°) joint positioning and our master/slave topside controller, Reach Alpha is a must for operators in the new era of close inspection work and complex intervention.

The Reach Alpha Robotic arm

Water Weight: 0.9kg

Reach: 0.4m

Depth Rating: 300m

Lift at Full Reach: 2kg

Max Closing Force: 600N


Features

  • All Electric & quick to integrate
  • Patented joint and sealing mechanism
  • Best-in-class module interlock strength, speed, robustness
  • Internal temperature/vacuum monitoring
  • Low backlash susceptibility
  • Leak detection for peace of mind before launching vehicle.
  • Back-drivable drivetrain
  • Collision protection through active compliance

Additional Specifications

  • Axial load rating
  • 100kg
  • Voltage Input
  • 18-30V
  • Power Requirement
  • 35W Max
  • Bus Control
  • RS232/485

    Tailored to your Task

    Alpha Standard

    RA-5001

    The Alpha Standard has all the tools and features required to carry out standard dexterous remote operations tasks.  Enabled for pairing with the Master Arm controller, it offers ROV operators a first step in progressing their advanced intervention capability.

    • Single-Interlock Jaws
    • Reach Control Standard Software
    • Master Arm Enabled

    Alpha Pro

    RA-5101

    Multiply your capability with the Alpha Pro – an enhanced variant of the Alpha manipulator, upgraded with an advanced control engine.  Featuring additional add-ons and tools in the Alpha range, this variant offers a comprehensive solution for advanced intervention.  Inclusions:

    • Single-Interlock Jaws
    • Parellel Jaws
    • Quad Jaws
    • Cutter
    • Special Recovery Tool
    • Soft Jaws
    • Wrist 1080p IP Camera
    • Continuous Wrist Rotation Upgrade
    • Cartesian Control Engine
    • Reach Control Pro Software
    • Master Arm Enabled

    See the full list of features included

    Discover the range of Reach Alpha lightweight manipulators. Designed for complex missions, these robotic arms are available in multiple configurations to meet your specific task requirements.

    Your Eyes, Underwater

    RAC-1000

    The Micro IP Camera allows clear uninhibited vision in harsh environments. With Reach Alpha compatibility and simple integration on various third-party platforms, the Micro IP camera is the perfect companion tool to improve situational awareness, task accuracy and efficiency.

    These tooling options enable operators to quickly configure their grabber or robotic manipulator for the required task.  A rapid swap-out procedure ensures interchangeability on the go.

    “In our search for the perfect subsystems (robotic arms and underwater vehicles), we came across the Alpha 5 arm that has all the characteristics we were looking for: it is small, lightweight and electrically actuated. The Alpha 5 is integrated with ROS and this is an enormous bonus for us, as we can easily integrate it with the other subsystems in the UVMS configuration. The Blueprint Lab team responded to all our questions, they delivered the system without any delays, and they continue to support and answer all our needs after the system has been delivered.”

    Corina Barbalata
    Assistant Director, Louisiana State University

    “In our search for the perfect subsystems (robotic arms and underwater vehicles), we came across the Alpha 5 arm that has all the characteristics we were looking for: it is small, lightweight and electrically actuated. The Alpha 5 is integrated with ROS and this is an enormous bonus for us, as we can easily integrate it with the other subsystems in the UVMS configuration. The Blueprint Lab team responded to all our questions, they delivered the system without any delays, and they continue to support and answer all our needs after the system has been delivered.”

    Corina Barbalata
    Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

    CONTROL OPTIONS

    Versatile and Advanced

    Reach Control

    The Reach Control software package provides an intuitive interface between operator and manipulator system. Advanced features including kinematic control and workspace definition enable the conduct of complex tasks in remote hostile environments.

    Reach Control interface

    Master Arm

    The Master Arm controller enables accuracy and precision when completing complex underwater tasks. With one-to-one joint matching and comfortable design. The Master Arm reduces ROV training time and enables dexterous tasks not possible with traditional methods. 

    Master Arm controllers

    Mounting Kit

    RA-1013

    For customers looking for simple ROV integration, we highly recommend this interface with a screw collar for easy deployment and storage of our underwater robotic grabbers.

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    Alpha 3

    RA-3001
    The Alpha 3 is a tough and reliable three-function electric manipulator for harsh environments. This impressive lightweight manipulator features interchangeable jaws, high accuracy joint positioning and adjustable grip force.
    Key Specifications

    Alpha 4

    RA-4001
    The Alpha 4 is a tough and reliable four-function electric manipulator for harsh environments. This impressive lightweight manipulator features interchangeable jaws, high accuracy joint positioning and adjustable grip force. A must for operators in the new era of close inspection work and complex intervention.
    Key Specifications

    Alpha 5 Inspector

    RA-5002
    The Alpha 5 Inspector is a tough, reliable, intuitive to control manipulator for conducting remote visual and nondestructive inpsections. , The Alpha 5 Inspector is designed to manipulate UT, CP, or other visual/NDT probe heads into position for accurate measurements.
    Key Specifications

    Alpha 5

    RA-5001
    The Alpha 5 is a tough and reliable five-function electric manipulator for harsh environments. This impressive lightweight manipulator features interchangeable jaws, high accuracy joint positioning and adjustable grip force. the Alpha 5 isthe most advanced manipulator for the portable ROV community.
    Key Specifications

    Alpha Probe and Brush

    RA-2221
    The Reach Alpha Probe and Brush is a dualfunction manipulator built to conduct remote inspection and maintenance activities in harsh, subsea environments. Capable of cleaning away sediment and organic build-up on a surface, as well as collecting accurate data & determining corrosion levels.
    Key Specifications

    Standard Jaws

    RA-1014
    Tough and reliable jaws for grabbing applications. Suitable for small access areas and where extra reach is required.
    Key Specifications

    Quad Jaws

    RA-1017
    Four interlocking prongs provide additional stability. Increased grabbing surface area.
    Key Specifications

    Parallel Jaws

    RA-1012
    A pair of flat plates closing in parallel, providing predictable grip location. Suitable for manipulation tasks requiring consistency such as valve actuation.
    Key Specifications

    Rope Cutter

    RA-1018
    A capable rope cutter for severing tangled lines and recovery operations. Suitable for Dyneema, Nylon, Heshan rope.
    Key Specifications

    Special Recovery Jaws

    RA-1037
    A tough end-effector tool specifically designed for Search and Rescue operations in the defence and civil services sector. The teeth design ensure that objects do not slip out of the gripper, increasing chances of mission success.

    Soft Jaws

    RA-1032
    A bespoke soft jaw design to enable delicate retrieval and handling. Combined with softwareprogrammable grip strength, this option is ideal for marine biologists looking to handle marine organisms, shells and delicate coral.

    Needle Nose Gripper

    RA-1011
    Specially designed to recover small objects, down to a M1.6 x 3mm screw, this gripper is particularly helpful in maintenance applications.

    SS Standard Jaws

    RA-1062
    The Stainless Steel model of the classic Standard Jaws. These are tough and reliable jaws for grabbing applications. Suitable for small access areas and where extra reach is required.
    Key Specifications