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Asheville, NC 28803

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Duke Pro Military EOD Robot Products

ESI/RM6 mounted on F6A

Tested and Approved for Use By All Branches of the Military:

Letters of safety approval are available upon request.

All units have been tested for HESD, HERO, and Electromagnetic Compatability.

Certified by USAF Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board

Approved for use on Navy EOD robots

All units have passed the MIL-SPEC-461E and MIL-SPEC-464A.

If you use a Remotec, Allen Vangard, I-Robot, or Foster Miller Robot, we have an approved initiator available.

The patented igniter tips that have been used in the design of these shock tube initiators are guaranteed to last 10,000 shots or we'll fix it free .   All of our Military products are guaranteed to last forever and are covered by our No-Nonsense Guarantee

Duke Pro makes a series of robot mounted shock tube initiators for use with various EOD robots.

  • Includes mounting kit for Remotec, Foster Miller, Allen Vangard, I-Robot PackBot, or ICOR.
  • Connect to weapons output ports and you're ready for years of reliable shock tube initiation.
  • Six patented switch tips included with the ESI/RM6, four with the ESI/RM4.
  • Each switch tip is good for 10,000 shots.
  • Owner's Manual (PDF 87k)
  • Switch Tip Owner's Manual (PDF 218k)

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LWDD
Lightweight Demolition Device

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Photo of dual head

The LWDD was safety tested by the military and is approved for operational use by U.S. Armed Forces.

The tip contains a shock tube adapter for 1/8" standard commercial shock tube. Fittings for 4mm thick-walled shock tube and 2.5mm mini shock tube are available.

The tip also hosts terminals for electric blasting caps.

The electrodes are true zero-maintenance assemblies.   No re-carbonizing with a #2 pencil required.

Adapters will fit standard commercial shock tube as well as thick-walled Mil-Spec shock tube, a mini shock tube.   The unit comes with one fitting and can be ordered with a fitting of any of the three sizes.

The LWDD can drive an electric breech on the PAN disruptor cannon. This PDF file contains specifications for this capability.

We also offer a dual shock tube tip that fires two shock tubes simultaneously. This accessory to the LWDD can be ordered with any combination of the three sizes of shock tube fittings: 2.5mm, 1/8", 4mm.

The LWDD is a kit that includes a custom pouch, a specialty wrench, and one each of all three sizes of fittings. The pouch is custom made with MOLLE straps for easy attachment to a vest.

The Product Spec sheet for the LWDD can be found here.

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All LWDD ordering information can also be found
on the last page of the Product Spec sheet.
514680 Light Weight Demolition Device Kit.
This kit includes:
514650: LWDD initiator
514680-1: Custom pouch
514680-2: Specialty wrench
514690-1: Fitting for 1/8” shock tube
514690-2: Fitting for 2.5mm shock tube
514690-4: Fitting for 4mm shock tube
514650 Light Weight Demolition Device. (initiator only)

USTI-ECO (Mini USTI)
Universal Shock Tube Initiator with Electric Cap Output
Photo of USTI-ECO The USTI-ECO was safety tested through an EOD/LIC program for use by U.S. Armed Forces. It was designed to work with all robots and remote firing sets in use today by the US military over the entire industrial temperature range.

The firing sequence is triggered by an input pulse longer than 10 ms from 17 to 400 volts.  The firing circuit then automatically charges and delivers a high energy pulse to the terminals.

The shock tube adapter contains four separate maintenance free electrode assemblies giving you three spares when the first one wears out.  Each electrode block delivers over 2,000 shots.

The electrodes are true zero-maintenance assemblies.   No re-carbonizing required.   No cleaning required.

Adapters will fit standard commercial shock tube as well as thick-walled and Mil-Spec shock tube.

The USTI-ECO can drive an electric breech on the PAN disruptor cannon. This PDF file contains specifications for this capability.

Specifications
NSN: 6665-01-588-4818
Approvals: Certified through EOD/LIC for operational use by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
Weight: 1 lb
Size: 5.5" x 2.5" x 1.25"
Power: One 9-volt alkaline battery
Electric Output: 10 Joules at 370 Volts into 172 ohm load (80 2-ohm caps through a 12-ohm lead line)
Shock Tube Tip: Fires both military and commercial shock tube
Zero maintenance electrode technology
One active and three spare blocks built into tip for long life
Replacement electrode blocks available
Long Battery Life: One battery provides over 400 nominal charge-fire cycles.
Battery life is temerature dependent.
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C Electric initiation
-5°C to +85°C Non-electric initiation
Humidity: 95% non-condensing
Case: Die cast aluminum with desert tan powder coat
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USTI-ECO Universal shock tube initiator with electric cap output.
NSN: 6665-01-588-4818
USTI-ECO-PB Universal shock tube initiator with electric cap output.
Includes dovetail adapter for mounting to a PackBot rail.
TIPBLOCK Spare ceramic block for shock tube adapter
NSN: 6665-01-588-4847
D80STA Shock Tube Adapter Assembly
NSN: 6665-01-588-4823

USTI
Universal Shock Tube Initiator
The USTI was designed to work with all robots and remote firing sets in use today by the US military over the entire industrial temperature range.

The firing sequence is triggered by an input pulse longer than 10 ms from 17 to 400 volts.  The firing circuit then automatically charges and delivers a high energy pulse to the plasma arc tip.

Specifications
Approvals Certified by U.S. Armed Forces to meet MIL-STD-461E.
Certified by the USAF Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board for USAF EOD operational use. Certification log number: 04-2-5.
Weight: 1 lb
Size: 5.7" x 3.7" x 2.0"
Power: Two 9-volt batteries
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Humidity: 95% non-condensing
Case: Aluminum with black powder coat and o-ring environmental seal
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USTI Universal shock tube initiator.
USTI-NMK Universal shock tube initiator without mounting kit.
ESITIP Spare switch tip.

ESI/2
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Spec Sheet (PDF 1.7M)

The ESI/2 is the next generation of our electronic shock tube initiator. It uses our patented tip to provide reliable initiation of standard commercial and Mil-Spec shock tube for 10,000 shots.

Two-button operation and an under-voltage lockout assures that the unit will not fire prematurely and safely discharges in the event of an aborted shot.

Each unit has a tough rubber boot to accomodate rugged environments.

Specifications
Approvals: Certified by U.S. Air Force for operational use. Log number 08-8-17.
Unit is designed to comply with PESD, environmental hazards, and non-nuclear munitions fuzing safety standards.
Size (LxWxH): 6.5" x 3" x 2" (16.5 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.0 cm)
Weight: 1.1 lbs. (0.5 kg)
Power Supply: One standard 9-Volt alkaline battery.
Shock Tube Tip: Fires both military and commercial shock tube
Uses patented plasma arc tip guaranteed to 10,000 shots
Environmentally Sealed: Submersible to 10 feet (3m)
Switches are double sealed and protected by a metal shroud
Main electronics are gasket sealed
Safety: Unit will not fire until fully charged to design voltage and automatically discharges safely if CHARGE button is released before firing. Two button fire control with shrouded switches to prevent accidental actuation.
Fast Charge: ~ 1 second
Long Battery Life: Provides over 1,000 charge/fire cycles
Temperature Range: -40°C ~ +85°C
Colors: Desert Tan
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ESI/2 Hand-held shock tube initiator.
ESITIP Spare switch tip.

ESI/RM1 & ESI/RM2
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The ESI/RM2 is a 2-channel shock tube initiator designed to be mounted on and powered by an EOD robot.

The ESI/RM1 has all the same features and specifications as the ESI/RM2, except that it provides one initiator channel.

Specifications
Approvals Certified by USAF Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board (NNMSB) for USAF EOD operational use. USAF log number: 04-2-8
U.S. Navy Certified to MIL-STD-461E.
Weight ESI/RM1: 1 lb
ESI/RM2: 1.1 lbs
Size 5.7" x 3.7" x 2.0"
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Power Requirements 18 - 30VDC, 300mA for 3 seconds
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ESI/RM1 Single channel initiator. 43" cables, standard mounting kit
ESI/RM1-M Single channel initiator. 43" cables, mounting kit for Remotec's Andros Mini-II robot.
ESI/RM1-W Single channel initiator. 52" cables, standard mounting kit
ESI/RM1-PB Single channel initiator. 4" cables, mounting kit for I-Robot PackBot
ESI/RM2 Two channel initiator. 43" cables, standard mounting kit
ESI/RM2-M Two channel initiator. 43" cables, mounting kit for Remotec's Andros Mini-II robot.
ESI/RM2-V Two channel initiator. 12" cables, mounting kit for Vanguard MK-II.
ESI/RM2-W Two channel initiator. 52" cables, standard mounting kit

ESI/RM4 Series
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The ESI/RM4 series is a small 4-channel shock tube initiator designed to be mounted on and powered by an EOD robot.

The included standard mounting kit will mount on a 3"x3" arm. The ESI/RM4-HD has a mounting configuration designed to mount on Remotec's HD-1.

Specifications
Approvals Certified by USAF Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board (NNMSB) for USAF EOD operational use. USAF log number: 04-2-8
U.S. Navy Certified to MIL-STD-461E
Weight 1.2 lbs
Size 5.7" x 3.7" x 2.0"
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Power Requirements 18 - 30VDC, 300mA for 3 seconds

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ESI/RM4 4-channel initiator. 43" cable (Ch 1 & 2), 25" (Chs 3 - 4), standard mounting kit
ESI/RM4-W 4-channel initiator. 60" cable (Ch 1 & 2), 36" (Chs 3 - 4), standard mounting kit
ESI/RM4-HD 4-channel initiator. 36" cable numbered channels 3 - 6, standard mounting kit

ESI/RM6
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The ESI/RM6 is a 6-channel shock tube initiator designed to be mounted on and powered by an EOD robot.

Specifications
Approvals Certified by USAF Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board (NNMSB) for USAF EOD operational use. USAF log number: 04-2-8
U.S. Navy Certified to MIL-STD-461E
Weight 5.7 lbs
Size 9.5" x 4.8" x 4.8"
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Power Requirements 18 - 30VDC, 300mA for 3 seconds
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ESI/RM6 6-channel initiator. 43" cable (Ch 1 & 2), 25" (Chs 3 - 6), standard mounting kit
ESI/RM6-W 6-channel initiator. 60" cable (Ch 1 & 2), 36" (Chs 3 - 6), standard mounting kit

Other Photos
Closeup of the two-channel ESI/RM2
Weight: 1 lb
Size: 5.7" x 3.7" x 2.0"
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
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Closeup view of the six-channel ESI/RM6.
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ESI/RM6 mounted on F6A

ESI/RM6 mounted on F6A

A six-channel ESI/RM6 mounted on a Remotec Andros robot.
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