SCORPIO Vehicle with Grips Manipulator arm

The importance of manipulator technology within the offshore oil and gas industry grew dramatically with the introduction of the remotely operated vehicle (ROV). It quickly became apparent that better manipulator technology was needed, and to satisfy this requirement, Kraft introduced the Grips 7-function manipulator system. Following its introduction, numerous Grips manipulator arms were installed on the famous Ametek Straza SCORPIO vehicle.

Kraft manipulator systems have a long history of use in the offshore oil patch, and over the years Kraft has produced a variety of custom and standard built manipulator arms.

Kraft Grips Manipulator arm on platform cleaning and inspection vehicle

At the business end of this platform cleaning and inspection vehicle (ROV), is a Kraft Grips 7-function manipulator arm.

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