Hydromea’s Diskdrive thrusters propel underwater innovation

Hydromea’s Diskdrive thrusters propel underwater innovation

Hydromea, a pioneering leader in subsea technology, has announced a significant advancement in underwater propulsion with the successful completion of a demanding pressure test on its deep-rated ultra-thin Diskdrive thrusters. This achievement signifies a monumental leap forward in the realm of underwater propulsion technology and solidifies Hydromea’s position at the forefront of innovation in the marine industry.

Conducted at the German certification lab Nautilus, the rigorous test subjected Hydromea’s Diskdrive thrusters to extreme conditions, simulating depths reaching an astounding six kilometres beneath the ocean surface. Remarkably, the thrusters withstood pressures of up to 600 bars with exceptional performance, effortlessly navigating the ‘descend’ phase. Notably, the thrusters demonstrated flawless operation, seamlessly initiating and halting every 50-bar increment, showcasing unparalleled reliability and precision.

This remarkable accomplishment places Hydromea’s Diskdrive thrusters in an elite league of underwater propulsion systems capable of withstanding the immense pressures of the deep ocean. By surpassing this critical milestone, Hydromea further cements its reputation as a trailblazer in robust subsea technology, offering unparalleled solutions for underwater exploration, research and industry applications.

Deep-water equipment

“We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the pressure test on our deep-rated Diskdrive thrusters,” said Dr Felix Schill, CSO of Hydromea. “This achievement underscores our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation in the marine industry with the focus on miniaturized and scalable products. The ability of our thrusters to operate flawlessly at depths of six kilometres opens up new affordable possibilities for makers of deep-water equipment, ultimately contributing to advancements in ocean science and sustainability efforts.”

Hydromea’s deep-rated Diskdrive thrusters offer a compact and efficient propulsion solution designed to meet the rigorous demands of deep-sea environments. Engineered with cutting-edge technology and precision craftsmanship, these thrusters deliver unmatched performance, reliability and versatility for a wide range of underwater applications.

Carried out at Nautilus, a German certification lab, the demanding test simulated depths of six kilometres and pressures up to 600 bar, showcasing the strong performance of Hydromea’s Diskdrive thrusters. (Image courtesy: Hydromea)
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