Researchers and engineers worldwide have been working on rim-drive technology solutions for over 20 years. This kind of solution is complicated, and the final build is potentially vulnerable since it comes with considerable wear and tear. This affects the lifetime of these rim-drives and limits broad applicability in the shipping industry.
To overcome these limitations, Insumo has been:
This resulted in a fundamental overhaul in the technology used to build rim-drives.
In 2015, Insumo started its journey of researching sustainable alternatives for petrol-based engines with the vision to make shipping more environmentally friendly through clean and silent propulsions. Cleantech, like the rim-drive technology Insumo is working on, can benefit all
We started small and did numerous experiments - some that worked and some that did not, but they definitely taught us a lot and inspired us to become determined. Over the years, the group has grown from 2 members to a team of 9 persons with a wide range of skills that enable Insumo to engineer fundamental, deep-tech solutions. The team employs people with unique skills in fields such as electric motor design, mechanical engineering and control algorithms.
Moreover, Insumo has capabilities to build prototypes. We also handover the designs and instructions to a manufacturing operation.
Supported by the European Union, Insumo is developing the next generation rim-driven electrically propelled thruster. The development centers around a hybrid bearing, which enables the development of high-power electrical motors, expanding the cases in which this type of sustainable thruster can be deployed. Do not hesitate to contact the Insumo team for more insights about this important and interesting development.