Schilling Orion 7P

Technical Details

Size: 70cm x 30cm x 105cm in stow position
Weight: 54 kg
Power supply:
Hydraulic pressure unit with 7KW
Speed: Hydraulic linear actuators, 7 DOF
Linear encoders

Organisational Details

Application Field: Underwater Robotics
Related Projects: CManipulator
An Autonomous Dual Manipulator for Deep-Sea Inspection and Maintenance (09.2006- 09.2009)
Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments (10.2012- 09.2017)
Towards an Alliance of European Research fleets and maritime Equipment (04.2013- 06.2017)
PriMa - Precise Manipulation (05.2015- 03.2016)
This system is not actively used anymore.

System description

breadboard (Source: DFKI)

The Orion 7P by Schilling Robotics is a hydraulic deep sea underwater manipulator which is currently used in many industrial heavy workclass ROVs (remotely operated vehicles). It has an operational depth of up to 6000 meters. The control which is shipped with the manipulator is a manual master slave controller. Within the CManipulator project this manual controller was replaced by a computer control. The hydraulic manipulator is driven by a hydraulic pressure unit with 7KW.


CManipulator: Motion compensation

Motion compesation of base frame movement by the CManipulator System.

CManipulator: GISMA plug static

Autonomous Underwater-Plugging of a wet mateable GISMA plug.

CManipulator: Free Water Test

This free water test was in Eckernf├Ârde

CManipulator: Autonomous underwater manipulation

Autonomous gripping of an underwater transponder by the CManipulator System.

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last updated 08.07.2024