New Underwater Thruster for USVs & UUVs

The T500 Thruster uses a flooded brushless motor design and can produce up to 16 kgf of thrust By Mike Ball / 20 Jun 2022
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Blue Robotics T500 ThrusterBlue Robotics has introduced the T500 Thruster, a new underwater thruster that is ideal for remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and other unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) as well as unmanned surface vessels (USV). The T500 Thruster can produce up to 16 kgf (35.5 lb) of thrust.

The T500 Thruster follows in the wake of the company’s T200 Thruster, which was originally announced in a 2014 Kickstarter campaign and has since become one of the most popular underwater thrusters in the world. The T200 Thruster is used in a wide range of applications, ranging from ROVs for aquaculture inspection to university research projects. The new T500 Thruster uses the same patented flooded brushless motor design that enables the T200 with newly added performance improvements and ruggedness.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact