AUV Thrusters

High Efficiency Propulsion

Tecnadyne’s brushless DC AUV thrusters use the same reliable features but with a focus on high efficiency. ¬†Each design has an option for direct drive motors to produce less noise.

  • Brushless DC motor for maximum performance and longevity
  • Magnetically coupled propeller drive eliminates all rotating shaft seals for optimum reliability
  • Compound planetary gearbox and high rpm motor allows for a compact design
  • Propeller designed for increased efficiency at various speeds
  • Voltage options between 48 and 330vdc
  • Self-contained electronics up to 1500m
  • Full ocean depth available with remote electronics
  • Available with RS485 or analog speed control
AUV Thrusters: Model 550

Model 550

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Thrust

15lbf (10kgf) forward thrust at 10 knots
27lbf (12kgf) forward thrust at 3 knots

Input Power

525 Watts
Specific voltages between 48-330vdc
+/-5 analog control

Weight

4-6lb (1.8-2.7kg) in air
3-5lb (1.4-2.3kg) in water
(varies by configuration)

Size

6.0in (15.2cm) propeller
9.7in (24.6cm) length

AUV Thrusters: Model 1050

Model 1050

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Thrust

30lbf (13kgf) forward thrust at 10 knots
45lbf (20kgf) forward thrust at 5 knots

Input Power

1.2 Kilowatts
Specific voltage options between 48-330vdc

Weight

6-10lb (2.7-4.8kg) in air
4-7lbs (1.8-3.2kg) in water
(varies by configuration)

Size

8.0in (20.3cm) propeller

AUV Thrusters: Model 2050

Model 2050

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Thrust

140lbf (63kgf) forward thrust at 10 knots
250lbf (113kgf) forward thrust at 5 knots

Input Power

6.4 Kilowatts
Select voltages between 150-330vdc
+/-5v analog or RS485 digital speed control

Weight

22.5-32lb (10.2-14.5kg) in air
17-24lb (7.7-11kg) in water
(varies by configuration)

Size

15in (38.1cm) propeller

AUV Thrusters: Model 8050

Model 8050

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Thrust

401.2lbf (182kgf) Forward at bollard
240.3lbf (109kgf) Forward at 6 knots

Input Power

8.7 Kilowatts
Specific voltages between 150-330vdc
+/-5 analog or RS485 digital speed control

Weight

88-105lb (40-47.6kg) in air
68-89lb (30.8-40.4kg) in water
Varies by configuration

Size

19.7in (50cm) propeller
29.1in (74cm) length