Thrustmaster Corporate Brochure
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. manufactures heavy duty commercial marine propulsion and thrusters.
The factory and production of all thrusters is based out of Houston, Texas with a global network of
sales offices in Rotterdam, Singapore, China, Dubai, and Brazil. A service office is located in Houma,
Louisiana to assist offshore clients.
All thrusters are developed in-house by a complete engineering department for mechanical, hydraulic,
electrical and electronic design. Tooling includes machining and measuring equipment, CAD, vessel resistance and propulsion, 3D modeling and ANSYS Finite
Element Analysis. The application of modal analysis, stress and strain analysis as well as rotor
dynamic analysis of drive trains and transmissions are fundamentals towards the reliability and
quality of Thrustmaster’s products.
Dry Pod Housing - Unlike conventional Z-drives which are flooded with many gallons of gear oil, the T-pod has a dry pod housing so there is no risk of oil leakage to the environment. No Spiral Bevel Gears and Associated Shafts and Bearings - Resulting in greater power efficiency, quieter operation, less vibration, less weight and less maintenance. Double Sealing Arrangement - High integrity mechanical seal with leak detection system. Integrated Electric Motor - Integrated high speed permanent magnet electric motor. Low weight, high efficiency and very compact. Long ‘flexible’ propeller shaft - A long propeller shaft is perfect for absorbing any shock load coming from the propeller. It has low inertia which results in higher durability. Power Range - The T-Pod is available in a power range from 90 kW up to 2500 kW, and offered with either open propeller or in a nozzle.
The T-pod may be configured for:
Thru-hull top or bottom mount
Azimuthing or fixed
With or without nozzle