PME - Model miniWIPER for Cyclops-7 - Anti-Fouling Wiper Device
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The miniWIPER is a self-contained, completely submersible, wiping device that can be used with a variety of sensors. It can be programmed to wipe at various intervals, and is powered from two AA Lithium batteries. A small brush rotates over the sensor in order to perform a complete wipe of the sensor surface, and then rests away from the sensor to allow for accurate and continuous monitoring. The wiper is used as an anti-fouling device and may reduce the growth of various organisms on the sensor.
- Completely submersible
- Various wiping intervals
- Internally powered
- Full wipe of sensor
- Long-lasting in field
- 25 meter depth rating
- Portable and easy to use
The miniWIPER is intended to provide gentle brush action across the Cyclops-7 sensor, by Turner Designs, and can wipe at intervals from once, every hour or once, every 24 hours. Internal software allows the user to set the wiping interval and check the battery voltage.
The miniWIPER was designed in-house by PME engineers with the idea to have a wiper, which is portable, completely submersible, reliable and easy to use. The miniWIPER outer encasement is manufactured from a strong Delrin plastic, and all other components are sourced from high-quality suppliers.
The table to the right shows the battery endurance of roughly 2,000 wipes. We suggest that the wiper be customer inspected every few months to ensure that it is working properly. Although we expect the wiper to last longer, when wiping intervals are farther apart, it is necessary to check on it every few months or sooner.