Umwelt- und Meeres-
technik Kiel GmbH
Wischhofstr. 1–3
Gebäude 15/16

24148 Kiel – Germany

Tel.: +49 431 72092-20

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E-Mail: kum@kum-kiel.de

Releaser KUMQUat

KUMQUat - Quality Control Acoustic Release/Transponder

Quality Control Acoustic Release/Transponder

The acoustic releaser KUMQUAT is used in instrument carriers like landers, OBS-Systems as well as in complete moorings.

It is strongly fixed to the instrument carrier while the ground weight is hung up to the release hook.

After the research period an acoustic signal is sent down to the instrument and the releaser opens the hook. Optionally the release can also be effected with an integrated timer. Then the timer battery provides the motor with power. Additionally the releaser is able to head for external instruments and to send replies to the deck unit.

The releaser is available in lightweight version with 250kg release load and in heavy load version with 1000kg release load. Both are also for sale as in-line-releaser that means equipped with two side bars for mooring mounting.

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August 2017

Rental Service of OBS/Ocean-Bottom-Seismometer started

Two years after the the launch of our new OBS "NAMMU" the demand is continously increasing.

April 2017

To the Very Deep

For a couple of years now we manufacture pressure tubes for operational depth of more than 6.000 meters.

January 2017

OBS "Nammu" at AGU 2016

Our OBS "Nammu" celebrated a grand entrance at the AGU 2016 in San Francisco: technology from tomorrow meets technology from the future!