ITT’s Aerospace Controls Team Showcases Expanded Capabilities and Enhanced
Reliability in Valves and Actuator Solutions at Farnborough
Advances in valve and actuator product portfolio deliver robust dependability
and superior performance in harsh environments
VALENCIA, Calif. -- July 10, 2014
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) and its Aerospace Controls team are displaying new
capabilities and reliability enhancements across their valve and actuator
product portfolio at the 2014 Farnborough International Air Show, July 14-20.
ITT’s Aerospace Controls portfolio offers robust, customized fluid control
devices and actuator solutions that are found on commercial aircraft, business
jets, military and general aviation aircraft worldwide.
ITT is showcasing two advanced valve product lines for the aviation industry.
The Shrouded Valve and the Fuel Spar Valve each offer enhanced safety,
reliability and efficiency in a robust and highly engineered solution. The
Shrouded Valve delivers a safer operating environment and is designed for zero
fuel leakage under high pressure. The design improvements help to prevent
catastrophic events in aircraft from propagating and endangering occupants and
the aircraft. The Fuel Spar Valve features a patent pending design and unique
approach to relieving pressure buildup in fuel lines providing enhanced
aircraft fuel efficiency. The expanded capabilities were conceived, developed
and tested within two months to support an aggressive program schedule.
“At ITT, we have spent decades designing, testing and manufacturing new
innovations for the aerospace industry that help manufacturers make their
platforms more attractive in the marketplace,” said Munish Nanda, president of
ITT’s Control Technologies business. ”Our focus is on continuing to execute on
our promises to manufacturers and passengers, delivering customized solutions
that provide more efficient, dependable and safer air travel.”
ITT’s actuator product lines feature new enhancements that provide reliable,
ruggedized solutions for some of the harshest environmental applications.
During the show, four expanded and improved actuator product lines led by the
Dual Motor Actuator are being showcased. Featuring a higher torque rating for
the most demanding installations, the Dual Motor Actuator delivers reliability
and longevity, ensuring longer endurance life capabilities.
“While designed for fuel applications, the Dual Motor Actuator line is
flexible enough to be utilized in a variety of other similar systems. The
Rotary Actuator line will withstand extreme levels of electro-magnetic
interference within a compact frame, giving customers increased flexibility
and more reliable performance,” said Steve Kim, general manager, ITT’s Control
Technologies Aerospace business.
Two additional ITT actuators being showcased at Farnborough are the latest
generation of the Opto Actuator and a harsh environment Linear Actuator. The
Opto Actuator utilizes redundant sensing to separate position and command
circuits making the entire aircraft’s system more fault tolerant. The Linear
Actuator features a rigid housing design and improved environmental sealing
for superior performance in harsh environmental applications. These
improvements bring the best practices and lessons learned on flight control
actuation to the utility actuation market.
ITT components can be found on major aircraft platforms from the largest
commercial transports to business jets, helicopters and all manner of military
aircraft and land vehicles. A portion of ITT’s business is also focused on
supplying aftermarket services for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of
aircraft to meet the airlines’ critical needs of updating equipment and
keeping planes running safely and efficiently.
ITT is a focused multi-industrial company that designs and manufactures highly
engineered critical components and customized technology solutions. Our
customers in the energy, transportation and industrial markets depend on us to
solve their most critical problems, and we focus on partnering with them to
find solutions to their unique challenges. With our strong Aerospace Controls,
Cannon and Enidine portfolios, we are a leader in serving customers in the
aerospace and defense markets. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White
Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries. The company has sales
in approximately 125 countries and generated 2013 revenues of $2.5 billion.
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