Vortex Survey Boom Arm

  • Full fore/aft and up/downmovement through 180deg
  • Collision break-away and reset feature reduces downtime and improves safety




Vortex 180-FR (Full Reset) survey boom arms avoid the shoulder function damage typically seen with survey boom arms which are ridged in design.

The 180-FR achieves these through a ceramic friction clutch design, using materials which do not swell in water or at depth. The ceramic clutch allows slippage of the arms around a central rotational fulcrum when the arms become obstructed. In the event of slippage, the arms can be rotated back into position for operations to continue safely and efficiently.