Robust and reliable subsea vehicle propulsion systems

Helping you lower lifetime costs

SMD’s Curvetech® range of thrusters offer industry-leading high performance with near equal forward and reverse thrust. The range encompasses thrusters from 230mm diameter to 750mm diameter with various motor options, which provides the designer with a high level of choice to ensure vehicle performance is maximised. Where possible, the units utilise aluminium and plastics making them one of the lightest units on the market currently. All thrusters within the range are used by SMD on our own vehicles and we are very proud of our ROVs' handling capabilities. They generate both high bollard pulls for working applications and high vehicle speeds for efficient survey work rates. In addition, our vehicles are industry renowned for their ability to hold station in high current environments, due to their impressive thrust levels.

Product features

Wide range of sizes and variants

Thrusters can be matched to provide optimum vehicle performance characteristics.

Common foot mountings

For easy vehicle integration or retro-fit.

Dual lip seals on thruster shafts

Plus replaceable wear rings making repairs easy.

Optional speed sensor and guards

Our thrusters are customisable to suit your specifications.

Proven design

Used on subsea vehicle systems for more than 20 years

Available from 220kg to >1500kg bollard pull force, Curvetech® thrusters offer impressive performance with unparalleled reliability and robustness. Applications include high power work class ROV duties, but they are also regularly used for positional and rotational alignment of subsea infrastructure and other OEM custom-designed kit (ploughs, positioning frames and others).

Applications
  • ROV and trencher propulsion systems
  • Rotational alignment of ploughs and special equipment
  • Vehicle stability for high current operations

HTE Thruster Range Data Sheets & Models

HT_230-1

Propeller Dia: 230mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 115kg

HTE_300BA-23MK2

Propeller Dia: 310mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 250kg

HTE_300BA-32MK2

Propeller Dia: 310mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 350kg

HTE_380BA-32

Propeller Dia: 380mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 370kg


HTE_390BA-32

Propeller Dia: 390mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 310kg

HTE_390BA-45

Propeller Dia: 390mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 440kg

HTE_430-63

Propeller Dia: 430mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 540kg

HTE_500BA

Propeller Dia: 500mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 630kg


HT_750-195 CMA

Propeller Dia: 750mm
Thrust @ 250 bar: 1450kg

HTE Thruster Range Spares & Accessories

HTE_300BA-SP1

Assembly Spares Kit - Seals Thruster HTE_300-380-430

HTE_300BA-SP2

Assembly Spares Kit - Bearings Thruster HTE_300-380-430

HTE_300BA-SP3

Assembly Thruster Maintenance Tool Kit

HTE_500BA-SP1

Assembly Spares Kit - Seals Thruster HTE_500


HTE_500BA-SP2

Assembly Spares Kit - Bearings Thruster HTE_500

HTE_500BA-SP3

Assembly 500 Thruster Maintenance Toolkit

Here to help

 

Gary Armstrong

Spares Manager

gary.armstong@smd.co.uk

+44 (0)| 191 234 8554

Curvetech® Technical

Technical support

curvetech@smd.co.uk

+44 (0) 191 234 2222

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