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Introducing the Pliant Offshore DAMS

Departure Angle Measurement System

Pliants Offshore developed the DAMS (Departure Angle Measurement System). Designed for cable laying vessels, it allows accurate, reliable and responsive measurement of the departure angle of cables. It has successfully proven its value during automated cable laying processes and cable loading. We integrated an advanced 3D engine with optimal tracking and optimized filtering algorithms, exceeding all available existing systems on the market.

The system has proven to be extremely reliable, both in simulated stress-tests as well in actual fully automated cable laying for hundreds of kilometers in all kinds of weather conditions. The system allows full automation of the cable laying and thereby improves the speed and reduces down-time. It provides valuable logging information for events and incidents, making it indispensable for survey and reporting. It adds instant value for process automation or survey applications.

We also offer to rent the DAMS for projects or specific durations. Fill in the form below for more information!

Key features

  • Reliable in all weather conditions
  • Exremely accurate, exceeding conventional laser measurements
  • Non-destructive measurements
  • Plug-and-play commissioning
  • Supports multiple ship configurations
  • Proven in automated cable laying
  • Fully configurable for severe conditions, redundancy or extreme performance
  • DAMS service software, for on-site service and remote support


The Pliant DAMS is built using only high-grade offshore-proof materials to ensure durability. The device has an internal climate controlled environment, sealed in an airtight stainless steel box for maximum robustness in demanding offshore conditions.


The DAMS is accurate up to 0.2° over the entire field of view for vertical angles, horizontal up to 0.5°. The DAMS accuracy outperforms other available system due to its advanced 3D engine. Depending on the placement of de DAMS the accuracy can vary and increased even further.

Plug and Play

The Pliant DAMS is a Plug-and- Play device. The advanced calibration functionality allows easy configuration with a single mouse click in the DAMS service software. Multiple vessel configurations can be stored parallel and easily switched if the DAMS is mounted on another vessel.


The Pliant DAMS is very suitable for cable laying automation, by direct control of cable tensioners. The optimized low-latency filters produce a reliable and stable signal up to 25Hz.


The infrared laser technology ensures that no phyiscal contact with the cable is required. Compared to mechanical measurement systems, there is no risk of physical damage to the cable.


Find out more about our team and the skills we have in measurement technical offshore solutions. Or visit us at our headquarters in Breda, the Netherlands.

Plan demonstration

Our team is always available for additional information or a free demonstration. Please feel free to send us an email from the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. You can also call us at (+31)76 581 6588.





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