Originally published at: The New 4.5mm WetLink Penetrator and Updated Products! - Blue Robotics
Today we’re excited to officially announce a new size of the WetLink Penetrator (WLP) and updates to several products that now use it!
The WetLink Penetrator (WLP) is our patent-pending, next-generation solution for low-cost, high pressure, high reliability sealing of electrical cables as they pass into enclosures or other devices. It’s rated to a depth of 950 meters (3,116 feet) and compared to other subsea connectors or penetrators, the WetLink Penetrator is a fraction of the cost while offering validated reliability that you can count on. It’s easy to assemble and doesn’t use any adhesives or potting!
We announced the first size of the WLP, the 6.5mm size, back in June. We now have the 4.5mm size available as well and there are more on the way later this year!
There is also a new WetLink Penetrator Plug Wrench and Bulkhead Wrench to assemble this penetrator size.
The 4.5mm size is compatible with cables with a diameter of 4.5 +/- 0.3 mm and is available in two bulkhead sizes, one with M10 threads, which fits into all of our watertight enclosures, and one with M6 threads, which is used on many of our products. Both sizes are available in kit form so that you can install them on your own cables!
M6 and M10 bulkhead sizes of the 4.5mm WLP
Updating our potted penetrators to the WetLink Penetrator is a big deal because a lot of our products have penetrators. The reliability improvements and performance upgrades of the WLP directly translate into better products across the board! The following products now come with WLP, thanks to this new 4.5mm size.
Lumen Lights: Now with WLP!
The Lumen Subsea Light now comes with WetLink Penetrators installed. There are two of the M6 size on the back of each light and an M10 on the end of the cable, making it easy to install on any of our watertight enclosures. The single light previously came with a bare wire end, but now comes with the penetrator installed.
Newton Gripper: Now with WLP!
The Newton Subsea Gripper now has the WetLink Penetrators installed as well. There’s one on the device and one on the end of the cable so that it’s ready to install on your ROV!
Ping Sonar: Now with WLP!
The Ping Sonar Altimeter and Echosounder now has the WetLink Penetrators installed. There’s one on the device and one on the end of the cable so that it’s ready to install on your ROV!