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A simple solution to the problem of sampling dense/compacted sediment from vessels with limited handling capacity.

Not all vessels have the capacity to deploy large sediment coring systems over the stern, so OSIL have developed a miniaturised version of their high power vibrocorer system for easy deployment from vessels of opportunity.

The system can  be operated as a standalone battery powered system (with sufficient power to run the vibrocorer continuously for ~4 hours), or can be powered from the vessel supply if available.

  • For use in dense/compact sediments in up to 50m water depth.
  • Easy to assemble system offering cores of 2m.
  • Assemble dockside or on vessel with over stern or side deployment.
  • Suitable for a wide range of vessel sizes starting from ~4-5m.
  • Vibrator motors engage once unit is on the sea floor to drive the core barrel into the bed.
  • Cutting shoe and core catcher specifically designed to minimise sample disturbance.
  • Unit designed for easy recovery to the vessel or deployment platform, and easy recovery of the core.
  • System can be quickly and easily deployed, delivering a well defined core.
  • Carbon steel construction.
  • PVC core barrel liner.
  • 60.5mm diameter sample.




  • Mobile Research Platforms
  • Off-grid Sampling
  • Pre-site Surveys
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geochemical Analysis

Features: Vibrocorer

  • Threaded Carbon Steel Barrel
  • Anti-return valves
  • Core Cutter
  • Core Catcher

Technical Specifications

  • Corer Height: 2.75m
  • Corer Weight: 75kg
  • Vibration Force: 5.72kN
  • Core Barrel Length: 2m
  • Corer Material: Carbon Steel, PVC core liner
  • Core liner ID: 66.5mm
  • Control Box Power: 50Ah 24VDC Gel-Cell Rechargeable Battery or vessel supply
  • Control Box Weight: 40kg
  • Max. working depth: 50m

Features: Power & Control Box

  • Self-contained operation
  • Waterproof Control Box
  • Rechargeable from mains (24VDC to VAC charger included)
  • Can be operated from 24VDC 12A vessel supply

Data Sheet

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