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Hydraulic Vibrocorer (3m-9m)

OSIL’s Hydraulic Vibrocorer has been designed as an easy to use, easy to transport modular system capable of collecting cores up to 9m in length. 


Two large hydraulic rotary vibrators produce the necessary vibration with variable force. The sealed Vibrocorer head housing for the motors is designed to operate in water depths of up to 600m.

The modular system is easily assembled dockside or on the vessel itself into either a 3m, 6m or 9m system before deploying over the stern.


Once the unit is on the sea floor the hydraulic vibrator motors are engaged and drive the core barrel with PVC liner into the bed.


The cutting shoe and core catcher have been specifically designed to minimise the sample disturbance. The unit has been designed for easy horizontal recovery on to the vessel and then easy recovery of the core barrel once back on deck.


The Hydraulic Vibrocorer is a modular system that can be quickly and easily deployed, delivering a well defined sample of 96mm diameter.


Depending on the depth of operation, a suitable winch is delivered which contains the umbilical between the vibrocorer and the control unit. This ruggedized control unit is designed to operate in all weather conditions, and in salt water environments.





• Base Plate

• Support Legs

• VibroCorer Frame (3m sections)

• VibroCorer Head fitted with high power vibrator motors



Corer Barrel 114mm OD

• Core Cutter

• Core Catcher

• Liner 96mm ID



• Hydraulic Control Valve

• Hydraulic Supply Hose


Operational Dimensions:


Height            3 m unit

3.75 m


                     6 m unit

6.75 m


                     9 m unit

9.75 m


Width Tower

1.2 m


Width Base Supports

5.0 m





Hydraulic Vibrocorer HC6000          


3 m                   2350 Kg


6 m                   2925 Kg


9 m                   3500 Kg


Hydraulic Supply


Centrifugal Force

6014 Kg

Hydraulic Flow

38 L/min

Hydraulic Displacement

36 cc/rev

Hydraulic Pressure

125 Bar



Optional Sensors:

  • Heat flow
  • Inclinometer
  • Penetration rate
  • Penetration depth
  • Additional sensors are available on request

76 L/min

76 L/min

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