• ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP
  • ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 without fitted ADCP

Wave buoy with lowest possible total cost of ownership
 ... cutting costs without compromising data quality

From harbour monitoring, subsea engineering pre-surveys to wave energy studies and any type of wave and current measurement surveys in between, the ToughBoy Panchax is the optimum choice.

The ToughBoy Panchax 1.2 version comes in four different models. The choice of model depends on which ADCP you wish to include in the solution – or if you wish to purchase the wave buoy without an ADCP, which is the case for this model.

Additional sensors can be fitted as optional extras, creating an wave buoy that perfectly matches the setup you’re looking for.

Please note: The webshop price is excluding shipping fee. An EIVA employee will contact you when we receive your request to finalise all details.

40,000.00 excl VAT, excl shipping fee
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Delivery time: 4-10 weeks

Key benefits

  • Cutting a long survey story short: What you get

    Cutting a long survey story short: What you get

    The ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy solution offers you the lowest possible total cost of ownership on the market.

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    Cutting a long survey story short: What you get

    The ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy solution offers you the lowest possible total cost of ownership on the market. This is achieved through a competitive purchase price together with low service and communications costs.

    Reliable data
    ... through an integrated ADCP and high-precision wave sensor

    Perfectly matched requirements
    ... through the possibility of tailoring the wave buoy both in terms of equipment and data settings

    Reduced risk of wave buoy suffering damages or being lost
    ... through a robust design with built-in buoyancy material

    Long intervals between service inspections
    ... through electronics with low power consumption and intelligent battery charging

    Uncomplicated offshore service operations
    ... through a design facilitating servicing with fewest possible tools

    Remote configuration and monitoring of the wave buoy
    ... through web-based software


    ‘wpd found with EIVA a flexible and proactive partner to fully satisfy the project's demands. Together, we were able to develop a solution with a unique form of mitigating the risk of having data leaks at an affordable price rate.'
    Project Manager Offshore Logistics Florian Lesch
    wpd

    Read the full case study


  • Buoy design with a pool of benefits

    Buoy design with a pool of benefits

    Robust and advanced design and sensors characterise the ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy.

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    Buoy design with a pool of benefits

    Robust and advanced design and sensors characterise the ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy

    The state-of-the-art, integrated ADCP (comes standard in three of the models) and thoroughly-tested, advanced wave sensor provide high-precision wave and current data – the settings and transmission are adjusted according to your needs, keeping communications expenditures at a minimum as well.

    No complications

    The ToughBoy Panchax is designed to eliminate complications such as losing the acquired data or the wave buoy itself, or having to deal with extensive and costly service procedures on a regular basis.

    Advanced mooring technology, built-in buoyancy material and an alarm function triggered if the wave buoy should move beyond a predefined guard zone offer a vastly reduced risk of the buoy suffering damages or being lost.

    The wave buoy is easily handled, it needs no support to stand when it is not in the water, and the battery assembly is designed to ensure that the service crew is not exposed to the risk of gas explosion. Altogether, this adds up to a safer work-environment.

    Easily serviced on site

    Service costs are cut to a minimum, due both to the long time interval between each service inspection and the low number of man-hours required.

    The ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy is designed for uncomplicated, offshore servicing with a minimum of tools, all of which are standard equipment on a vessel and do not require a specially trained offshore crew.

    The wave buoy's batteries are easily removed with an A-frame or a small crane. The buoy components do not require calibration, none of the mooring parts require servicing, and because the USB drives are wet-mateable the electronics are always protected from water when at sea.

    Quick delivery

    EIVA offers a very short delivery time of the ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy, as we always keep a minimum of one buoy on stock, ready for shipment. This allows for fast implementation of new offshore projects.

  • Cut the budget normally dedicated to inspections by at least 50%

    Cut the budget normally dedicated to inspections by at least 50%

    Low power consumption together with a battery based on intelligent charging technology ensure year-long battery life.

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    Cut the budget normally dedicated to inspections by at least 50%

    The electronics of the ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy offer low power consumption

    This, together with a battery based on intelligent charging technology, ensures year-long battery life and thus long intervals between service inspections of the wave buoy – 12 months or more.

    This will cut the budget that is normally dedicated to inspections by at least 50%.

    Learn more about the ToughBoy Panchax's intelligent power handling system

    Power budget in months of the ToughBoy Panchax

    Power budget in months of the ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy solution

  • Simple and secure buoy data transmission and storage

    Simple and secure buoy data transmission and storage

    The web-based software solution of the ToughBoy Panchax data buoy allows for remote configuration and monitoring.

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    Simple and secure buoy data transmission and storage

    The web-based software solution of the ToughBoy Panchax data buoy allows for remote configuration and monitoring. This simplifies data transmission.

    In other words, you’ll have the buoy data you need instantly, and you’ll be able to adjust settings as desired.

    The acquired buoy data is transmitted to you, to EIVA servers as a backup option and to USB drives on the wave buoy for on-site retrieval. This virtually eliminates the risk of data loss.

    The ToughBoy Panchax allows for various data transmission options

    Perfect match for your requirements

    The ToughBoy Panchax data buoy offers different transmission types (GSM/3G/HSDPA/GPRS, Iridium, UHF). This translates into high deployment flexibility of the buoy and savings in terms of communications, as the data buoy can be configured to the optimum communications choice for a given offshore deployment scenario.

    Moreover, you choose the data transmission settings and format. Thereby, you're ensured that you get the right data when you need it – matching your needs 100%

  • Looking for a total wave buoy solution?

    Looking for a total wave buoy solution?

    Combine a standard ToughBoy Panchax buoy with a wide range of optional extras, and get all the components of a complete wave buoy solution.

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    Looking for a total wave buoy solution?

    Combine the standard components of the ToughBoy Panchax buoy solution with a wide range of optional extras, and get all the components of a complete wave data buoy solution.

    Standard components

    EIVA ToughBoy Panchax wave buoy

    • Base buoy
    • EIVA wave sensor
    • GPS
    • EIVA Data Communication Unit (DCU)
    • Communication via GSM/3G/HSDPA/GPRS, Iridium, UHF
    • Intelligent power handling system consisting of:
    • 4 solar panels, 50 W each
    • 16,000 Wh consumption battery (not rechargeable)
    • 100 Ah rechargeable battery
    • Battery-charging electronics
    • Antennas
    • Lantern (IALA compliant)
    • Radar reflector
    • Teledyne Workhorse Monitor ADCP with bottom tracking
    • Web-based software for configuration
    • Web-based software for data retrieval, status and position monitoring
    • Email reception of buoy notification
    • Backup data stored by EIVA

    Optional extras

    • Iridium data subscription
    • AIS receiver with guard zone functionality
    • AIS transmitter functionality
    • Clump weight
    • Spare parts
    • Serviceable parts
    • Supplementary oceanographic sensors
    • Anemometer/wind speed
    • Mooring, wave adapting
    • Lightning conductor

    Services available

    • Data presented in an open format
    • Software integration possible for customer application
    • Deployment of the buoy
    • On-site servicing of the buoy
    • Retrieval of data on-site via USB
    • Monitoring of buoy operation by EIVA
    • Servicing/repair of buoy
    • Replacement buoy programme, ie supply readiness in case of loss of buoy

Sensor specifications

Wave sensor

         
Parameter Symbol Interval Resolution Max value Accuracy
Time t n/a 1 s n/a ±0.1 s

Wave mean
direction

Θmean

10–180 min 360° ±5°

Significant
wave height

Hm0 10–180 min 0.1 m 15 m ±0.1 m or 2%

Wave peak
period

Tp 10–180 min 0.1 s 25.5 s ±0.1 s or 2%

Wave zero
crossing period

Tz 10–180 min 0.1 s 25.5 s ±0.1 s or 2%

Sea surface
elevation

η 0.25–0.5 s 0.01 m 15 m ±0.01 m or 2%

Temperature sensor

         
Parameter Symbol Interval Resolution Max value Accuracy

Water surface
temperature

Twater 10–180 min  <0.01°C 40°C ±0.5°C
Air
temperature
Tair 10–180 min <0.01°C 50°C ±0.5°C