Zebra-Tech is now shipping most Hydro-Wipers with dials for adjusting wipe angle. This means customers will be able to increase or decrease the path that the brush takes to suit their deployments and preferences. The dials (blue) have now been fitted to control modules for externally controlled units and also included in the battery control housing for self-contained units.
Hydro-Wipers are an aftermarket add on designed to mitigate biofouling from around a sensor window. The wiper arm automatically senses when it is in front of the sensor window and will move itself back to it’s “park” position, even when bumped during deployment.
The main advantage for having the adjustable wipe angle are situations where the sensor may be deployed in an enclosed space such as a pipe or buoy where a narrow wipe angle would be desirable. There are also situations where a customer could convert their Hydro-Wiper by buying a different clamp, arm and brush to fit a different sensor.