Air Technology

  • AC & DC Electrical Motors, Gearheads
    AC & DC Electrical Motors Gearheads

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group specialises in the design and manufacture of specialist electric motors. Both AC and DC Motors are supplied in various forms to achieve specific performance requirements. Our range includes brushed and brushless motors, AC & DC motors, fuel & hydraulic fluid immersed motors, compressor drive motors, devices to achive high torque, high speed, high accuracy, high temperature as well as motors designed to fit within space critical design envelopes. Our motors can also be combined with high torque gearheads, speed & position sensors such as encoders, resolvers, DC Tachos and electromechanical brakes.

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  • Active & Passive Cooling Systems
    Active & Passive Cooling Systems

    In designing equipment to meet the demanding specification for applications as diverse as ground based air defence cooling, airborne electronics equipment cooling, land and marine radar cooling, fast jet and rotary wing pilot cooling, vehicle engine and crew cooling, AMETEK Airtechnology Group employs both active vapour cycle and passive cooling circuits - or a combination of them both - as best suits the customer needs. Such systems are designed and qualified to meet the most exacting requirements and supports through the platform life.

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  • Alternators, Generators
    Alternators, Generators

    AMETEK Airtecnology Group supplies Permanent Magnet Alternators (PMA’s) used to generate power directly from the aircraft engine. Typically integrated within the engine's gearbox, the alternator generates an Output Voltage proportional to the output shaft speed.

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  • Auxiliary Power Units
    Auxiliary Power Units

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group designs Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) that provide a source of electrical power or, with the integration of a vapour cycle system, provide electrical power and cooling / heating. These are typically employed in military vehicle applications, when the vehicle is operation in silent watch, although several systems have been supplied for continuous operation.

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  • CBRN Protection Systems
    CBRN Protection Systems

    As a leading authority in the design and integration of CBRN Filtration systems, AMETEK Airtechnology Group offers a range of systems suitable for military vehicle applications, using a range of different filter types. Such systems can be stand-alone, or combined with Air Conditioning System, to provide a clean and controlled environment for the occupants. CBRN Filtration Systems and combined CBRN & AC systems are also available for military containerised applications and portable applications.

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  • Cursor Control Devices
    Cursor Control Devices, Trackballs, Joysticks

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group supplies Aircraft Cursor Control Devices (CCDs), Trackballs and Force Sticks which are used in a wide range of applications including aircraft glass cockpits, air traffic control, marine & defence consoles and medical ultrasound machines.

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  • Electrical Heaters
    Electrical Heaters

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group has developed a range of heaters and fan heaters for aerospace applications, providing a wide range of heating outputs. The heater and fan heaters can be supplied to suit standard and special duct configurations, or as stand-alone heaters, providing sufficient airflow and pressure to accommodate discharge louvres and air filters, if required. Of lightweight and robust constuction, fan heaters can be configured for 28 VDC or single/three phase 400 Hz supply and heaters can be supplied for 28 VDC, 270 VDC or 115/200 V supply, as per the application requirements. All include thermal protection. Heaters are also available for Mil Vehicle and Naval applications.

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  • Electrical Landing Gear Actuation Systems
    Electrical Landing Gear Actuation Systems

    Having designed and manufactured electric motion control products for the Aerospace & Defense industry for almost 100 years, AMETEK Airtechnology Group is very familiar with the electric motor. In recent years AMETEK has been considering "more electric" alternatives to traditional aircraft systems such as hydraulics and has recently been successful in developing and certifying a helicopter Electric Landing Gear System. The system benefits include low weight, low maintenance, reduced turnaround times and due to its "plug & play" capability, the system can be offered as a post delivery option. The knowledge and experience gained in developing this flight critical system can equally be applied to fixed wing landing gear and primary flight control.

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  • Electrical Motors, Gear Boxes & Drive Systems
    Electrical Motors, Gear Boxes & Drive Systems

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group's Motion Control business was established in 1896 and has since been in the business of manufacturing electromagnetic “copper wound” devices such as Electric Motors, Rotary Speed & Position Sensors, Encoders, Alternators, Electric Actuators and hybrid - Electro Hydrostatic Actuators (EHA). Our range of products include; DC brushed & brushless motors, limited angle motors, stepper motors, gimbal motors, gearheads, EMA actuators (linear, rotary & EHA), permanent magnet alternators, AC & DC servomotor tachometer generators, optical encoders, AC Pick-Offs, RVDT's, Synchros, Resolvers (single/tandem/triple), slab resolvers and variable reluctance resolvers.

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  • Engine Alternators Generators
    Engine Alternators/Generators

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group supplies Permanent Magnet Alternators (PMA’s) used to generate power directly from the aircraft engine. Typically integrated within the engine's gearbox the alternator generates an Output Voltage proportional to the output shaft speed.

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  • Engine Cooling Systems
    Engine Cooling Systems

    In addition to supplying engine cooling fans, to support their customer's engine cooling system designs, AMETEK Airtechnology Group also can show a proven track record in the design and development of complete military cooling groups for engines between 200 & 1500 hp (circa 150 to 1100 kW). Air to air, air to liquid and liquid to liquid heat exchanger, are designed as necessary to meet the various cooling requirements of the vehicle and its systems (engine coolant, charge air, transmission, fuel etc.) and integrated with AMETEK Airtechnology Group's Mixed Flow Engine Cooling fans - providing efficient and compact solutions over a wide range of environmental and ambient conditions

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  • Engine Cooling Fans
    Engine Cooling Fans

    Designed for high performance with low power consumption, AMETEK Airtechnology Group's durable Mixed Flow Engine Cooling fans provide a degree of installation flexibility not generally available from other traditional engine cooling fan types. In addition to being available with a wide range of drive options and potential mounting options, the aerodynamic characteristics of the mixed flow impeller allow them to operate equally effectively in axial and centrifugal type applications. The backward-inclided blade geometry are particularly suited for use in dusty conditions, in that the blades remain clean, thus avoiding loss of efficiency.

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  • Environmental Control Systems
    Environmental Control Systems

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group Environmental Control Systems (ECS) provide close control of cabin and equipment environments over a range of ambient temperatures, utilising vapour cycle refrigeration technology and a range of heating technologies. These can be designed to suit a range of electrical power supplies and for internal or external mounting. The ability to provide close control of the environment is particularly suited to the cooling of such equipment as radar systems, airborne targeting/surveillance pods and communications racks, for example

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  • Fans & Blowers
    Fans & Blowers

    With over 80 years' experience in the design and manufacture of air moving products and systems, AMETEK Airtechnology Group fans and blowers deliver reliable and effective solutions for challenging aerospace and defence applications, in extreme environments. With a particular expertise in direct drive fan applications, such as found in rotary wing transmission cooling and military vehicle applications - together with applications where their mixed flow fan technology is most effective, for example engine sand scavenge and higher flow/pressure applications where a negligible stall characteristic is an advantage - AMETEK Airtechnology Groups continues to provide optimum performance.

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  • Gearbox Cooling Fans
    Gearbox Cooling Fans

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group specialises in the design and manufacture of direct drive fan / impeller units used for engine and gearbox oil cooling. Our fans are designed specifically to suit customers space envelope whilst achiving the performance requirements. Our Fans/Impellers take either an axial, centrifugal or mixed flow form (combination of axial & centrifugal). In addition to the fan, static guide vanes are often supplied to boost performance together with carbon / kevlar composite ducting to optimse aerodynamic flow and safely contain the fan in a blade-off scenario. Fans are typically driven directly by the engine transmission or by using a hydraulic system. A splined sheer neck drive connects the drive and fan and is designed to fail at a given torque to limit damage should the main transmission seize.

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  • Gearbox Cooling Systems
    Gearbox Cooling Systems

    With a focus specifically on Helicopter Main Gearbox (MGB) Cooling, AMETEK Airtechnology Group has been developing and manufacturing helicopter cooling systems for well over 25 years and in that time has supplied fan and cooler combinations on a wide range of platforms including helicopters produced by Agusta Westland, Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing, HAL and Sikorsky. Our gearbox cooling systems are optimised by drawing together technologies and expertise from the wider AMETEK Group with AMETEK Airtechnology Group and AMETEK Hughes Treitler often joining forces to bring our customers the best possible solution.

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  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group has developed a particular expertise in the design of Air Conditioning Systems (A/C), to provide habitable environments for the crew/occupants of vehicles, shelters and containers. Often such environments require the occupants to operate under stress in a closed down volume, in extremes of ambient temperatures - which, even in temperate regions, may result in the temperature of their working environment climbing to levels well above the external ambient temperature, unless an A/C System is integrated. Such systems may also include some form of heating and often need to be compatible with the operation of a CBRN Filtration System.

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  • Linear & Rotary Actuators
    Linear & Rotary Actuators

    Electro-Mechanical actuators are at the forefront of AMETEK Airtechnology Groups' vision for the future. Our specialist engineering team has been drawn from Academia and the Space industry and has an impressive track record of designing, developing and qualifying actuators which are used in Aerospace, Defence and Down-Hole (Oil & Gas exploration) applications. AMETEK Airtechnology Group supplies both Electric Linear, Rotary and Electro Hydrostatic (Hybrid) actuators (EHAs).

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  • Pilot Cooling
    Pilot Cooling Systems

    AMETEK Pilot Cooling Units provide a continuous supply of a temperature controlled liquid, for circulation through a cooling vest for personnel cooling, thereby maintaining the wearer's body core temperature in extreme physical and ambient temperature conditions. This capability can be provided in an aircraft installed installation, where cooling is derived from an on-board source, or from a miniature vapour cycle liquid cooling system capable of operation in both ground and flight conditions. Such portable systems are optimised to minimise size and weight and operate from either an aircraft 28V dc electrical supply or, for ground operation, an optional Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery pack.

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  • Position Sensors, Optical Encoders, AC Pick-offs, RVDT's, Synchros, Resolvers
    Position Sensors, Optical Encoders, AC Pick-offs, RVDT's, Synchros, Resolvers

    AMETEK Airtechnology Group's Motion Control business was established in 1896 and has since been in the business of manufacturing electromagnetic “copper wound” devices such as Electric Motors, Rotary Speed & Position Sensors, Encoders, Alternators, Electric Actuators and hybrid - Electro Hydrostatic Actuators (EHA). Our range of products include; DC brushed & brushless motors, limited angle motors, stepper motors, gimbal motors, gearheads, EMA actuators (linear, rotary & EHA), permanent magnet alternators, AC & DC servomotor tachometer generators, optical encoders, AC Pick-Offs, RVDT's, Synchros, Resolvers (single/tandem/triple), slab resolvers and variable reluctance resolvers.

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  • Riotgas Filtration Systems
    Riotgas Filtration Systems

    Designed for use by Paramilitary, Civil Security and Police Forces, the AMETEK Airtechnology Group Riot Gas Filtration Systems are designed to provide specialist vehicles with the ability to protect their occupants against the effects of crowd control / dispersal agents, such as would be experienced in a civil disorder incident. Normally powered by the vehicle electrical system, air is drawn into the system from a suitable inlet in the vehicle hull and passes through a multi-stage filter, prior to delivery to the vehicle interior by the filtration system fan. Additional options to the Riot Gas Filtration System include Pressure Relief Valves (PRV), Pressure Indicating Units (PIU) and operator controls.

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