Outstanding performance in both shallow and deep waters
The FT563 hamon grab is the recommended sampler for collecting bulk samples of coarse seabed sediment substrates such as sand and gravel, as well as benthic macro-fauna.
With interchangeable sampling buckets available in two sizes (0.1m² or 0.2m²) and modular lead ballast weights, the user can configure the system as required. Sampling bucket inspection windows and deck stand aid sediment recovery and analysis.
– 0.1m² or 0.2m² interchangeable buckets
– Sample depth penetration up to 10cm
– Marine 316 grade stainless steel construction
– Configurable lead ballast weights
– Easy to handle
– Virtually maintenance free
– Stock item
– Available to hire
Including an arming pin and lever arm guard provides safety to users during operation and protection in transit. There are independent lifting points on top of the hamon grab, low friction pulleys ans handles on each side for easier handling.
During deployment the seabed sediment sample is pushed into the sampling bucket as it rotates through 90 degrees from horizontal to vertical. The sediment is sealed by a rubber sealed plate for safe return during its recovery to the surface.