PDM Neptec has been chosen to appear in Marine Technology Reporter's special annual publication, which profiles the leading 100 companies currently serving the marine technology and ocean science community. The report is published in July, and distributed worldwide to more than 25,000 companies, government agencies, municipalities, research institutions and universities.
In choosing PDM, the selection board at MTR recognised the importance of the company's technological advances and R&D initiatives, as well as its testing capabilities and product development expertise.
"We are delighted to be chosen for the top 100, and for our engineering and production teams to be recognised for the work they do", said Ian Doble, PDM's Managing Director. "We will continue to push the boundaries of harsh environment engineering in creating solutions for our customers' connectivity requirements."
PDM's in-house facilities include tensile and pressure testing; comprehensive electrical testing, and a 3.8 metre long oven used for temperature cycling and annealing. All testing procedures carried out in-house are documented under the British Standards Institution ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.
Over the years, PDM has been involved in many prestigious projects, including the design and manufacture of electrical and fibre optic connectors and harness assemblies for the MoD's Surface Ship Torpedo Defence System, design qualification and manufacture of a towed submarine antenna system, and numerous subsea connector harness projects, as well as the encapsulation of components and hardware for underwater operations.
In addition to being the UK and European distributor of the standard range of Teledyne Impulse connectors, PDM has also developed bespoke electrical and high voltage connectors; water blocked penetrators; encapsulated sensors and transducers; instrumentation housings; cable bend control devices; Quickcure Moulding Systems for offsite cable repairs, and remote encapsulated displays for re-breather diving equipment. The company produces the Omega range of hybrid electro-optic connectors, and Omicron, the smallest fibre optic subsea connector on the market today.
PDM also offers comprehensive, cost-effective sheathing and over sheathing services for cables and insulated wiring across varied applications.
Current projects include the encapsulation of sensors used on subsea risers for the Oil and Gas industry; wiring and moulding of cable harnesses used on subsea vehicles; assembly of underwater ROV thrusters, and the manufacture of corrosion resistant connectors for MOD applications.
The depth of engineering experience within PDM is unrivalled in the underwater engineering industry, and allows the company to provide knowledgeable and practical advice on connector selection and usage, along with a high quality bespoke design and application engineering service.