Diving deep to develop innovative solutions.
The deep ocean is an environment completely unfriendly to mankind, with pressures too great for traditional exploration methods. To collect data, scientific research institutions need equipment that can track and monitor changing conditions—while enduring cold temperatures, corrosion, abrasion, fish bite, bend and tension cycling, compression and more. Standard off-the-shelf products simply won’t do.
Deep ocean research demands alternative approaches—innovative cable and rope designs, improved quality control, and specialist materials. Cortland has assisted the research community and designed products to work and survive in this very tough environment.
Custom solutions that meet stringent requirements.
Cortland designs and manufactures custom solutions to meet the specific requirements of each individual project. Our knowledge of deep water environments and material sciences comes from decades of experience. We deliver solutions that achieve superior strength, durability and efficiency.
Mooring Line System
Durably constructed, our Easy-to-Deploy oceanographic mooring lines eliminate connecting hardware so they last longer, are more reliable and require less maintenance.
Buoy Mooring Lines
Our custom buoy mooring lines are designed and constructed to stay in position in harsh marine environments.
Made from Plasma® or BOB®, our winch lines are easier to handle, quicker to rig, and safer to use. They offer superior flexibility and are easy to inspect, and will not rust or corrode.
Durably constructed, our Easy-to-Deploy oceanographic mooring systems eliminate connecting
hardware so they last longer, are more reliable and require less maintenance.
Synthetic Coring Ropes
Our synthetic ropes reduce weight, improve speed, and boost overall vessel operational efficiency of coring operations compared to steel wire rope.
We were the first manufacturer to patent the braided Hair Fairing to reduce cable noise and drag without affecting winch or sheave performance. Get the best option for your intended application and environment.
Prevent cable and rope damage. Our cable grips are used to grip many types of cables and ropes with multiple surface materials—from large hydraulic umbilicals to small fiber optic cables.
Similar effect to braided hair fairings, we offer extruded “shakedown” jackets which address the adverse effects of strumming / vibration and reduces cable noise and drag.
Mooring Lines with Strum Suppression
Engineered mooring string solutions that protect instruments which are sensitive to strumming in high current sub-surface applications.
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Custom solutions that meet the challenges posed by harsh environments and deepwater discoveries.
Oceanographic Mooring Systems
Cortland’s deepwater Oceanographic Mooring Line Systems are responsible for holding many of the world’s most important data collection buoys in place.