Design and Development

The combined expertise of Teledyne Impulse-PDM's engineers allows the team to undertake project management, product application and development, and collaborative research, which adds value to the design and manufacturing processes, and ultimately benefits customers.

The Engineering Team

Dave Nicholson (Applications and Engineering Manager) leads a team of five full time design engineers that have a combined 135 years' experience in underwater and harsh environment engineering.

The team can draw upon experiences ranging from atmospheric diving; remotely operated vehicles; deep sea photographic camera systems; bespoke housings for video cameras and instrumentation, to oceanographic sampling equipment.

The engineers have also acquired diverse manufacturing skills and knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics and injection moulding. 

Customer Benefits


  • superior quality, professionally designed, longer lasting cable assemblies
  • experienced harsh environment engineers who can project manage a solution to meet bespoke specifications

 Project Management

Teledyne Impulse-PDM provides total solutions to customers' connector, cable assembly and connectivity projects. The engineering team design, manufacture and test to prototype, to ensure the final product supplied meets project specifications.

The company's list of prestigous customers is testament to the skill of the engineers, with projects that include:

  • special electrical (including high voltage) connectors
  • water blocked penetrators
  • encapsulated sensors and transducers
  • instrumentation housings
  • cable bend control devices
  • Quickcure Moulding Systems for offsite cable repairs
  • remote encapsulated displays for re-breather diving equipment

Ongoing practical advice for connector usage and selection issues is always freely available to customers.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any queries.

Fibre Optics

Teledyne Impulse-PDM's in-house engineering team has developed the Omega range of fibre optic and electrical underwater connectors.

The flexibility of this range of fibre optic connectors means that special hybrid connectors can be manufactured to meet specific customer requirements.

Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP)

Teledyne Impulse-PDM recently completed a KTP with Portsmouth University investigating the subsea industry problem of Cathodic Delamination of metal to elastomer bonds.

Follow up research by the engineering team is well advanced, and specific enhancements have been introduced into the company's internal manufacturing processes for superior underwater cable assemblies.

The knowledge that continues to follow from the KTP test cells will produce even more benefits as the company seeks to design, manufacture, and test engineer connectivity solutions for harsh environments.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any bespoke design needs.

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