Parker launches intelligent AC electronic controller for commercial aircraft
PARIS, 15 June 2015. Parker Aerospace has designed and developed an intelligent AC hydraulic motor pump power controller and monitor for the commercial aircraft market.
The controller offers customers a multitude of intelligent capabilities, such as monitoring internal and external temperatures to prevent dangerous overheating of the box and motor pump. It also monitors and evaluates motor speed to optimize start up, protecting the motor and the aircraft power system. In addition, it provides SMART external control signals to aircraft systems, including letting the aircraft know when conditions are not acceptable, thus preventing the motor from starting.
Parker’s DO178- and DO254-compatible controller technologies include solid-state switches with no moving parts, a broad operational temperature range, robust lightning proof capability, and electromagnetic interference compatibility for composite aircraft.
The explosion-proof controller box is environmentally sealed and ruggedly designed for use in an aircraft’s landing gear bay. Its proprietary integrated sensors are accurate and compact with monitors for power quality, reading and evaluating frequency and current.
The self-monitoring controller reports status to the aircraft system operating environment and is able to operate in high humidity without affecting performance or life. In addition, it is vibration- and corrosion-resistant and is electromagnetic interference compatible with composite aircraft.
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Parker Aerospace is a designer, manufacturer, and service provider of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. It is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corp.
With annual sales of $13 billion in fiscal year 2014, Parker Hannifin is a diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 57,500 people in 50 countries around the world.