Curtiss-Wright Launches Breakthrough Technology

Tuesday 11 October 2016

AUSA 2016, WasHINGTON, D.C. (Booth #319) – October 3, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Sensors & Controls division will display the PowerHinge®, a breakthrough heavy-lift rotary-geared actuation system used in conjunction with a commercial electric motor, at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C., from October 3-5, 2016. Ideal for use in defense applications such as launchers, radars, hatches, armored doors, turrets, and weapons systems, the PowerHinge  actuator system greatly increases ingress/egress reliability and reduces space by up to 40 percent.

“By combining a rotary-geared actuation system with a commercial electric motor, Curtiss-Wright is able to offer its customers the torque and power of a hydraulic system with all of the compelling benefits of electromechanical actuation technology” said Graham Macdonald, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sensors & Controls division. “The PowerHinge significantly increases energy efficiencies and reduces environmental concerns and maintenance intervals, all of which supports the defense industry’s desire to minimize the total lifecycle cost of their equipment.”

This revolutionary actuation solution combines Curtiss-Wright’s patented rotary gear adapter technology, traditionally used in aerospace applications, with the Company’s industry-leading commercial motor technology. The result is an efficient, electromechanical solution for lifting heavy loads in a compact space, reducing space claim, weight, and energy consumption, and serves as an advanced alternative to fluid power actuation systems.

Visit Curtiss-Wright at Booth #319 at AUSA to see the Powerhinge demonstrator in action and to learn more about how our electromechanical actuation technologies can power your future.

Sales inquiries: Please forward all sales and reader service inquiries to Tim McGee at [email protected] or click HERE to view a short video about our Ground and Naval Defense capabilities.

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About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,400 people worldwide. 


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