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An exciting and diverse new inspection vehicle was launched today at Nor-Shipping 2017. Deep Trekker™ DT640 Utility Crawler is the first three-wheeled vehicle of its kind. Equipped with an HD camera, magnetic wheels and a multitude of application specific add-ons; the Utility Crawler can perform an array of tasks, making it incredibly versatile and easy to deploy at a moment’s notice.

The Utility Crawler, designed by Deep Trekker, is submersible to 50 meters (164 ft.), and houses its own onboard batteries, making deployment easy and quick for tasks such as contraband inspections and testing hull integrity or thickness.

Magnetic wheels and various add-ons permit diverse applications such as scraping away marine growth or power washing the hull or examining for invasive species while in port. The Utility Crawler has both military and municipality applications as well.

Uses Cases:

Hull Inspection: With magnetic wheels, the DT640 Utility MagCrawler can crawl along vertical angles to inspect the integrity of ship’s hulls even underwater. Instead of dry-docking or returning to shore, crew can immediately inspect the hull if they fear something is wrong, via the live video on the handheld controller.

Hull Security Check: When entering ports, authorities or crew can quickly check areas of interest for contraband, invasive species or security threats.

Remote Pressure Washing: Outfit the DT640 Utility Crawler with a pressure washer to remove dirt, debris, rust scale and more all from piloting with the handheld controller.

Removing Marine Growth: The dozer attachment is designed to remove hard marine growth by scraping surfaces with 50lbs of force.

Thickness Testing: The DT640Mag Utility MagCrawler, can determine the thickness of metal on corroded and coated structure by mounting a thickness gauge probe on its arm. The magnets give the Utility Crawler the ability to travel in almost any direction on ferrous metal surfaces.

“Deep Trekker continues to innovate to provide the easiest to use and most portable inspection technologies, without compromising durability or capabilities. The new DT640 Utility Crawler product line has been developed by listening to the needs of the industry and our customers,” Sam Macdonald, Deep Trekker President.

About Deep Trekker:

Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to create portable, affordable, and easy to use underwater inspection tools. The company is headquartered in Ontario Canada, with engineering and manufacturing all completed in house. Based on a clean sheet design, the premiere product, the DTG2 ROV was introduced in limited run in August 2011. With the success of the DTG2 ROV system, the company launched the DTX2 ROV in 2015. These robust underwater ROVs are currently being used around the world in industries such as aquaculture, commercial diving, municipalities, police search and rescue, military, and research. In 2016, the company expanded the municipalities market by launching a submersible pipe crawler system, based on the same principles of the ROV systems.

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