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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis
For more than 30 years Tecnadyne has been a leader in the worldwide subsea robotics industry, manufacturing under- water brushless DC propulsion systems, rotary and linear actuators, pan and tilt positioners, hydraulic power units, posi- tion sensors and pressure compensators for use on remotely operated vehicles (ROV), autonomous underwater vehi- cles (AUV), manned submersibles and
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Many ROV manufacturers (including
ECA Robotics, Deep Ocean Engineer-
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