SDS Carbon Fibre Telescopic Manipulator
To maintain a safe distance between an operator and the inspection of a potentially suspect device, the manipulator has a robot claw on the end of a 3m telescopic pole. The operator is able to use the remote controlled claw to manipulate the suspect device, or move obstacles out of the way.
Designed to be used by EOD or high threat search teams that want to carry out tasks at a 3 metre standoff, offering increased levels of safety.
In addition, the robotic claw is able to manipulate disruptors, X-Ray equipment and a host of other tools used in disposal or investigation techniques.
The extendable counterweight at the rear allows the ideal balance to be maintained when working. The counterweight may be pre-set, so that once a suspect device is lifted, perfect balance is obtained, thus making handling easier for the operator. Fine adjustment of balance may be achieved by moving the manipulator forwards or backwards on the shoulder strap. The SDS Carbon Fibre Robotic Telescopic Manipulator has been developed with leading EOD operators in the British Army. Advancements in materials have seen the equipment develop and evolve into its most recent model, it is manufactured from a fully telescopic carbon fibre pole, the new design is stronger and lighter than any previous model, and can be adjusted to a much greater degree to increase its operational capability.
The SDS Manipulator also has the option to mount a lightweight, portable bipod to aid the operator to more accurately position the claw, and increase the lifting capacity of the Manipulator or for extended missions.