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Duke Pro Robot Mounted Products

Some things last forever...

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 law enforcement products are guaranteed to last forever and are covered by our No-Nonsense Warranty

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

  • Includes mounting brackets for Remotec Andros robot.
  • Connect to weapons output ports and you're
    ready for years of reliable shock tube initiation.
  • Four patented switch tips included with the
    ESI/RM4 and the RSS4.
  • 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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RSS4 Robotic Shocktube Starter - 4 channel
RSS2 Robotic Shocktube Starter - 2 channel
USTI-ECO Universal Shock Tube Intiator with Electric Cap Output
ESI/RM1 & ESI/RM2 1 and 2 channel initiators.
ESI/RM4 4-channel initiators.
Other photos

RSS4 & RSS2
Robot Shocktube Starter: 4-Channel and 2-Channel
Photo of RSS4
RSS4: 4-Channel Robot Shocktube Starter Photo of RSS4 Mounts
RSS2 with Mounting Brackets for 3" Square Tube

Photo of RSS4 Mounts
RSS4 with Clamps for a Picatinny Rail

The RSS4 is a four-channel shock tube initaitor in a low profile light weight package. It is designed to mount on either a Picatinny rail or on a 3" square tube. Other mounting configurations are available.

The RSS2 is a 2-channel version of the RSS4 and has the same specs as the RSS4.

This initiator is powered by the robot, and can fire thick walled, standard commercial, and mini shock tube.

Features

  • Under voltage lockout – unit will not fire until full charge has been reached
  • Enhanced safety feature: Daylight visible LED indicators show the channel selected and charge/fire sequence active.
  • Aluminum enclosure with stainless steel hardware designed to resist the elements.
  • Unit is powered from the robot - No battery to change.
  • Two or four independent channels, each with high reliability switch tip.
  • Has passed military safety requirements and is approved for operational use.
  • Can be ordered with Picatinny clamps or standard tube mounting brackets for a 3" square tube.
    Other mounting configurations are available
  • Made in U.S.A.
Specifications
Approvals: Safety tested to military standards. Approved for operational use by all branches of the U.S. military.
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

Ordering Information
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RSS4 Four-channel robot mounted shock tube initiator with mounts for Picatinny rail.
RSS2 Two-channel robot mounted shock tube initiator with mounts for Picatinny rail.

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
Energizer Industrial or Duracell Procell recommended.
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

Ordering Information
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USTI-ECO USTI-ECO: Universal shock tube initiator with electric cap output.
NSN: 6665-01-588-4818
USTI-ECO-PB USTI-ECO: 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
D80TIP Shock Tube Adapter Assembly
NSN: 6665-01-588-4823

ESI/RM1 & ESI/RM2
Photo of 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

Ordering Information
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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
Photo of ESI/RM4-HD
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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

Ordering Information
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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

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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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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