Tecnadyne's primary business focus is remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) research and development which has led to our emergence as a worldwide leader in underwater propulsion, motion control and related technologies. In this capacity, Tecnadyne has served the worldwide robotics community since being founded over 20 years ago. Located in Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA, the company is freeway close to major oceanographic and naval research facilities as well as the San Diego International Airport, numerous hotels and tourist facilities, including the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park and the SeaWorld theme park. The company's product line includes a range of underwater thruster motors, powered by DC brushless motors, available in power ratings from 0.25hp to 10.0hp. To date, Tecnadyne has manufactured over 4,000 underwater thruster motors. In addition, Tecnadyne manufactures DC electric rotary actuators, DC electric linear actuators, DC powered hydraulic pumps and HPU’s, intelligent hydraulic valve packs, subsea and harsh environment controllers, subsea position sensors, subsea pan & tilt units, and subsea pressure compensators.
Tecnadyne products have been used on systems that have explored the Titanic and are presently being used in support of astronaut training by both the Space Station and Space Shuttle programs. Our systems are used by many of the worlds leading offshore oil service companies and by many universities and research institutions worldwide. Recent customers include Boeing, Teledyne Benthos, Lockheed-Martin, GE Nuclear, Oceaneering International, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
The Tecnadyne engineering facility includes a CAD engineering and design office and an electronics development laboratory. The production facility includes a CNC machine shop, PWA assembly stations, electro-mechanical assembly areas and inspection areas. The company has an impressive track record in integrating and assembling complex systems using components supplied by outside production (OP) vendors. To this end, Tecnadyne's documentation control and configuration management capability is very mature and operates in accordance with ISO-9001.