Underwater ROV Grippers & Grabbers

A high clamping force and strong load rating make these units the lightweight subsea grabbers of choice for portable ROVs operating at a high tempo in tough environments. They are the best solution for operators conducting Special Recovery Operations (SRO), salvage, intervention and everyday retrieval tasks up to 300-450m depth.


Grab with Confidence

Optimised for rough use in harsh conditions, Reach Robotics’s high-performance ROV grippers are designed for mission critical industries including offshore energy, military, and first responders. A comprehensive tool set multiplies the capability of the grabber with a cutter, and variety of retrieval jaw types. Features include:

  • Built for harsh environments – 300-450m Depth Rating
  • Corrosion and scratch-resistant anodized aluminium
  • Adjustable grab force – pick up a sea urchin or cut a cable
  • Active Compliance – enables safe lifting of unbalanced, heavy objects and optimises the stability of the ROV
  • Quick change End-Effector (Options: Standard, Quad Jaws, Parallel Jaws, Rope Cutter)
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Undervoltage/overvoltage protection



See the Bravo Rotating Grabber in action

With high clamp-force and a 360° continuous rotation, the Bravo Rotating Grabber expands opportunities in the compact inspection and intervention landscapes. Paired here with the Bravo Cable Cutter, this unit is a powerful tool for severing tangled lines and subsea recovery operations.


Alpha Grabber for Search and Recovery

A Reach Alpha Rotating Grabber (RA-2130) is used during a search and rescue test conducted by the Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team (HEART). Watch as the grabber enables complex underwater recovery during the simulated emergency scenario.


Tough and Reliable

These tooling options enable operators to quickly configure their ROV grabber or manipulator arm for the required task. A rapid swap-out procedure ensures interchangeability on the go.

Reach Alpha

Reach Bravo

“Our experience with the Reach Robotics Alpha Reach Grabber has only been positive so far. The simple controls kept the implementation time into ROS and our system to a minimum. Furthermore, we have experienced the reliability and robustness of the grabber multiple times in real-world applications and it never let us down. We strongly recommend the grabber for any underwater applications, even in cooperation with divers.”

Andrej Studer
Robotics Engineer at Tethys Robotics


Integration Made Easy

For customers looking for simple ROV integration, we highly recommend adding the Alpha or Bravo mounting kit to your order. We’ve designed these interfaces with a screw collar for easy deployment and storage of our underwater robotic grabbers.

Reach Alpha


Reach Bravo



ROV grippers are used to attach hooks and lines, to retrieve objects, to cut ropes and cables, to grab onto objects for station keeping, to pick-and-place, and much more. 
We offer a standard 1-year warranty on our high-performance grippers and have additional support available.

Yes, we can help you understand how to integrate our systems with your ROV.

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Alpha Grabber

This Grabber is a high strength linear actuator attached to jaws. This device turns into a highly capable grabber, cutter or sampler. Accurate position and force control allows for the manipulation of delicate objects
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Alpha Rotating Grabber

The dual function grabber combines high strength linear and rotatory actuators. This rotating grabber extends the capability of small unmanned vehicles to manipulate and recover objects in cluttered, complex environments
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Bravo 2 Rotating Grabber

The Bravo Rotating Grabber is a two-function manipulator that opens up new compact inspection and intervention opportunities for service providers, researchers, and other operators.
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