EdgeTech’s Heavy Load Release is a full ocean depth unit rated for release loads up to 100,000 lbs. (48,000 kg), and incorporates the proven 8242XS acoustic release/transponder.The 8242XS Heavy Load Release has a depth rating of 6000 meters, features a spring driven, motor actuated release mechanism, and boasts a release load of up to 100,000 lbs. The simple design of the mechanical assembly enhances its reliability and ease of use. All external materials are Nickel Aluminum Bronze Alloy or Titanium, providing superior corrosion resistance. This long life unit is capable of operating for over two years on alkaline batteries.
The 8242XS Heavy Load Release’s command structure is reliable in the worst acoustic environments. The standard system has enable, disable and release commands. Each release has a unique command and no command is re-issued, eliminating the risk of other users operating the system by mistake. After receipt of a valid command, the release returns status information including attitude (vertical or horizontal) and release state (released or not released).
Options available include I/O communications, pressure activated release,external on/off, extended life, and many more.