Product Spotlight: MATE ROV (Marine Advanced Technology and Engineering Remotely Operated Vehicle)
June 14th, 2012
A 3-man team of high school students successfully turned two Polycase® NEMA-rated WC Series enclosures into control boxes for their ROV (remotely operated vehicle) that was entered into a competition held by the MATE (Marine Advanced Technology and Engineering) Center. The MATE Center hosts this annual competition to encourage students to become interested in marine engineering.
The theme for this year’s competition was exploration of World War II shipwrecks and the safe collection of hazardous material they may contain. The students were assigned tasks such as collecting and removing a live torpedo or collecting a sample of fuel from inside a ship.
The students used the Polycase waterproof enclosures to protect the controller components from splashing since the ROV was operated underwater, plus the clear cover was beneficial in helping to quickly detect problems with the controls. The students placed 2nd in the regional competition which earned them a spot in the international competition.
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