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Acoustic 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.

Material and function of the KUMQUat Release / Transponder

KUMQUat (Quality Control Acoustic Release / Transponder) is an acoustic releaser used in instrument carriers, OBS-systems or complete moorings. Completely made from titanium it is utmost suitable for deep-sea operations (6000m and more).

As lightweight releaser it has a release load of 250kg (option: higher) and as heavy load releaser a release load of 500kg (option: higher). For the in-line version each they are additionally equipped with two side bars for mooring mounting. The releaser 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.

As an option the release can also be effected through an integrated timer. Then the motor is supplied from the timer battery. In addition the releaser is able to head for external instruments after having received an acoustic signal and to send answers back to the deck box.

The deck boxes PACS and 8011M, identical to the units from EdgeTech / USA, are predominantly recommendable for the proper and faultless use of the KUMQuat Releaser.


Used in:

Lobster
Nammu

Data Sheet:
Datenblatt_Releaser_eng.pdf

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