IDROBOTICA – G. GAY E Co  launched “MULTIPLUTO”, the latest of its successful series of Remotely Operated Vehicles. MULTIPLUTO is the world’s smallest ROV, capable of impressive 4000-metre dives. The system is so compact that it can be transported in the trunk of a midsize car and launched from just about any small size vessel, including rigid inflatable boats.

Designed with an eye on scientific research, MULTIPLUTO is the ideal instrument for spot interventions featuring characteristics unique in its kind:
• Operational depth up to 4000 meters
• Battery powered allowing 8 hour of inspection time, not requiring separate shore or ship power sources.
• “Swan head”, consisting in a multisensory head capable of pan, tilt and articulated neck elevation for 360° views
• Fast descent (1000 m in 20 minutes) using disposable ballast
• Very thin (3.5 mm) optical umbilical cable with electronically controlled cable management drum
• Easy launching and recovery, weighing in at only 60 kg.
• Available with a vast range of sensors and options like manipulator arm, fish traps, sediment and soil sampling tools, laser gauges and more…
• Entirely manufactured in carbon fiber
• Considerably minor economic investment for performances only available with costlier and larger systems.

Idrobotica – G. Gay e Co exhibited a fully functioning MULTIPLUTO ROV, complete with cable management drum, battery charger and portable multipurpose console. Through the portable console, and with the aid of an auxiliary monitor, the vehicle was able to broadcast live feeds from its unique “Swan head” mounted camera.

Alongside the MULTIPLUTO a TV monitor reproduced a series of videos depicting the complete line of Idrobotica – G. Gay e Co ROVs for both civil and military applications, amongst which the successful line of Pluto Plus and Pluto Gigas vehicles, international benchmark in countermining operations.

With well over 40 years of manufacturing successes, starting from the first portable ROV, FILIPPO, presented at Oceanology International in 1978, this 2016 edition of the exhibition, was the perfect opportunity for all ROV market players to witness the great evolution of Hi End portable ROV, MULTIPLUTO can now economically and fascinatingly reach depths of 4000 meters.

Present at Idrobotica - G. Gay e Co’s stand was Dr Guido Gay, founder and active president of the company, and renowned wreck hunter whom has made world headlines for the discovery and filming of HMS Saracen, a British submarine sunk in the Mediterranean in August 1943. The never before seen footage of the sunken submarine will be broadcast on a stand monitor.

While Idrobotica – G. Gay e Co has rarely attended exhibitions and most of its production and technical developments have been disclosed only to a small number of selected customers, at OI 2016, market players got a glimpse of the latest breakthrough in ROV technologies, and exchange information and experiences directly with Guido Gay and the rest of the staff.

Through the exhibition aimed to broaden its well established customer portfolio, by attracting potential scientific and research institutions, as well as offshore ROV operators by introducing the MULTIPLUTO to the market.

No other competitor offers to the ROV market a similar product, due to its unique characteristics, and the possibility of diving and operating at depths of 4000 meters unveils unprecedented operational scenarios, rendered even more attractive by the required limited economic investment. Therefore Idrobotica – G. Gay e Co’s stand was particularly useful and attractive for all operators and companies involved in the oil industry, scientific and geological research, military and much more.

Their exhibits was of interest to those attending the following conference streams: Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics; Ocean Observing Systems: Marine Technology and Services Sector Role in the Blue Economy; and Oil & Gas: What’s next for Ageing Offshore Assets?

Idrobotica – G. Gay e Co was founded in the late 70s through an immense passion for the seas and depths of its founder. From the early days innovative design and concepts lead to the realization of a series of successful ROVs, starting from FILIPPO (1978), PLUTO (1981) PLUTO PLUS (1991), PLUTO GIGAS (2000), MIKI – one shot vehicle) (2007), PLUTO PALLA (2011) and MULTIPLUTO (2015).

Identified as a benchmark by many world Navies involved in mine clearance operations, Idrobotica – G. Gay e Co’s ROVS has successfully been engaged in all the latest conflicts, providing for recognised safe ship passage in critical scenarios.

With the latest development of the PLUTO PALLA and MULTIPLUTO, Idrobotica has in the last five years stepped back in the civilian and commercial market, leading to immediate success like the discovery and filming of the Italian Battleship “Roma” (sunk September 9, 1943), the British Troop Transport ship Transylvania (Sunk on May 4, 1917), the Italian Francesco Crispi (Sunk on April 19, 1943), HMS Saracen, British Submarine sunk on August 13, 1943, together with an impressive 15 Ancient Roman Wrecks.


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