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.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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
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.
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
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.
Source: ITT Corporation