Product Documents

LBC – Little Benthic Crawler

The Teledyne SeaBotix LBC is a revolutionary hull inspection system providing unprecedented stability and control in extreme conditions.

Increased stability in demanding conditions

The LBC’s unique vortex suction device enables it to adhere strongly to the surface being inspected in currents up to 5 knots. Even in such difficult conditions the LBC provides a stable sensor platform for high quality data acquisition. Don’t be fooled by imitations!

Simplistic operation for all operators

Attachment to a ship hull is incredibly simple and mastered by many in a few minutes. The dual vertical thruster configuration allows for the operator to roll the LBC and attach to the ship hull. The LBC then provides video/sensor feedback in a normal attitude further simplifying operation.

Ultimate in versatility

The LBC is comprised of the Crawler Skid Attachment (CSA) and the LBV300-5 system. Operators have a fully functional MiniROV system found in the LBV300-5 and the ability to add the CSA when required in only minutes. No other system offers the versatility and capability.

Four wheel drive

Once the LBC is attached to a ship hull it uses a four wheel drive system rather than thrusters. This method increases the operating capability with incredibly amounts of torque. Four wheel drive ensures traction and straight line tracking during inspections.

Patented vortex suction device

Part of the LBC is the unique and highly patented Vortex suction device. Use of the Vortex creates an amazing amount of attraction (23 kgf) in a low profile device. The Vortex is more efficient and effective than thrusters, plus it works on any hard material unlike magnetic systems.

Unmatched sensor data acquisition

With it’s ability to stay in one position indefinitely the LBC can acquire data unlike a free swimming ROV. Sonar, NDT and video are very precise as the LBC maintains its fixed or steady position.

Product Documents

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LBC (LBV300-5 with skid attached)
530 mm – 21 in
500 mm – 19.7 in
400 mm – 15.7 in
640 mm – 25.2 in
Weight in Air
28 kg – 61.7 lbs
Drive Mechanism
Drive train
Four (4) wheel drive each with motor and gearbox. Direct drive
Pulling Force
8.8 kgf – 19.4 lbf
up to 30 m/min – 100ft/min
152 mm – 6 in rubber knobby
Suction Device
Vortex generator
23 kgf – 50.7 lbf
Surface capability
Any hard surface (somewhat smooth)
25.4 mm – 1 in
Spares, Tools and Manuals
Spares Contents
Spare impeller and fasteners
Operators manual addendum for LBV300-5

CSA – Crawler Skid Assembly

Crawler skid assembly
Vortex generator suction device
Dual axle four wheel drive system
Connection cables


Quick Recovery System
Quick recovery assembly block
Dock line

Transit Cases

Transit case for CSA with custom closed cell foam, retractable handle and wheels

Spares & Manuals

Spare impeller and hardware
Operators manual


Two year limited warranty
24 hour technical support