Sea Con (Europe) has released a line of wet-mate remotely operated vehicle connectors, developed primarily for modular subsea monitoring systems. The Sea-Mate series is compact to comply with smaller vehicles already on the market.

"The smaller the better, especially with these smaller vehicles," says Susan Beckwith, outside sales representative for the company's Brantner division.

In development for the past few years, the new rubber-molded connectors have a wet-mate ability to 13,500lb/in2. The line was made for systems that do not need numerous mate and de-mate cycles, allowing the connector's sockets to be removed for maintenance every five to 10 mate and breaks. Sea Con plans to add new contact configurations in the near future to expand on the product line.

Source: Flight Daily News