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Blue Robotics Expands WetLink Penetrator Range

By Mike Ball / 01 Dec 2021

Blue Robotics Wetlink PenetratorsBlue Robotics has expanded its range of WetLink Penetrators (WLPs) with the release of additional sizes. The WLP is a next-generation solution for high-pressure, high-reliability sealing of electrical cables as they pass into enclosures, and is ideal for marine robotics applications such as ROVs (remotely operated vehicles).

WLPs are rated to a depth of 950 meters (3,116 feet) and feature easy assembly without the need for adhesives or potting. The previously released 6.5mm and 4.5mm sizes have ben complemented by a range of new options for cables ranging from 3.7mm jacket diameter all the way up to 9.8mm.

The bulkheads come in nominal sizes of 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, and 9.5 mm, each featuring an option for a low compression or a high compression plug. The low compression plug works at the nominal diameter +/- 0.3mm – for example, with the 6.5 mm bulkhead with a low compression plug, this can be used on a cable ranging from 6.2 mm up to 6.8 mm. The high compression plug reduces the nominal diameter by half a millimeter – using the previous example, that makes the nominal diameter 6.0 mm, and it can thus be used on cable diameters from 5.7 to 6.3 mm.

The WLP now comes standard on the company’s BlueROV2, T200 Thruster, Lumen lights, Newton Gripper, Ping Echosounder, and in user-assembled kit form. The WLPs are compatible with a variety of off-the-shelf cables such as those from Igus and LAPP, as well as custom cables.

Blue Robotics CEO, Rustom Jehangir, says, “the WetLink Penetrator is a game-changing product: with this expanded product line, you can reliably seal just about any small cable to 950 meter depth for just $12. We’re really excited about everything that enables in this industry.”

Blue Robotics has released a new guide on how to choose a WetLink Penetrator, and has also updated its WLP Assembly guide and Cable Stripping guide.

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