Curtiss-Wright is a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing advanced control actuation, drive system, sensing and embedded computing products for commercial, industrial, and mission-critical defense applications.
Curtiss-Wright excels at transforming demanding customer requirements into technology-based, real-world motion control solutions. The actuation and drive components, integrated sensors and electronic subsystems that we design and manufacture need to perform flawlessly in rugged commercial aerospace, defense and general industrial applications. Our wide array of capabilities and knowledge span a vast range of products. From flight controls to tank turret and suspension systems and advanced industrial actuation, we transform individual components into fully integrated, leading-edge systems.
Curtiss-Wright has a rich legacy in the commercial aerospace industry, spanning the breadth of manned and unmanned aviation. Our system solutions acquire, consolidate, analyze and record all sensor and avionics data on aircraft. We meet the needs of modern commercial fixed-wing and rotorcraft platforms with technologies for airborne recording, aerospace controllers, air data computing, flight test and aircraft ice, fire and hazard systems. Some of our specific product applications include secondary flight controls, door actuation and complex structural components.
We provide the actuators, sensors, pilot controls, data concentrators and recorders found aboard today’s most important military fixed-wing, rotorcraft and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms. Our rugged modules and systems are designed to deliver optimal performance in applications constrained by size, weight, power and cost considerations. Curtiss-Wright’s open architecture Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) based rugged embedded computing solutions process data in real time to support mission-critical functions in the air, at sea and on the ground.
Drawing on decades of developing advanced aircraft and ground defense components, we engineer complex products to meet the unique needs and requirements of commercial industrial customers. Our position sensors continue to be key components in all types of vehicles, from aerial work platforms to championship Formula 1 racecars. A wide variety of off-highway equipment and off-road vehicles utilize Curtiss-Wright’s joystick controllers.
Most significantly, we are transforming our business to meet the needs of the industrial market by acquiring complementary technologies. Recently we expanded our offerings with the addition of controllers and drives for rapidly growing applications on electric vehicles such as forklifts, pallet loaders, wheelchairs and rehabilitation chairs. And our new sensors, electronic throttle controls and systems capabilities for commercial off-road equipment and heavy trucks help address the long-term trend toward attaining higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions. We also added highly engineered electric actuators capable of delivering the precise position control historically associated with hydraulic (servo) actuators. Our electro-mechanical actuators provide "plug and play" replacement for existing hydraulic actuators, which enables customers to eliminate the maintenance and environmental issues associated with the older technology.
For more information about the full portfolio of controls technologies, visit the Curtiss-Wright Controls website – www.cwcontrols.com.