Parker Aerospace selects Crane ATRU for power conversion on COMAC C919 aircraft

PARIS, 15 June 2015. Parker Aerospace engineers needed a reliable power converter for their work on COMAC C919 Horizontal Stabilizer Motor Control Electronics (MCE). They found their solution at Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), selecting Crane’s ELDEC Auto-Transformer Rectifier Unit (ATRU).

Jun 12th, 2015
Parker Aerospace selects Crane ATRU for power conversion on COMAC C919 aircraft
Parker Aerospace selects Crane ATRU for power conversion on COMAC C919 aircraft

PARIS, 15 June 2015. Parker Aerospace engineers needed a reliable power converter for their work on COMAC C919 Horizontal Stabilizer Motor Control Electronics (MCE). They found their solution at Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), selecting Crane’s ELDEC Auto-Transformer Rectifier Unit (ATRU).

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Parker Aerospace as a trusted supplier of power conversion products for their motor-driven actuation equipment. Our ATRU was selected for this critical application as it delivers extremely high reliability with lighter weight,” says Ed Fuhr, vice president of power solutions for Crane Aerospace & Electronics.

The ELDEC ATRU is a lightweight AC-DC converter with high efficiency and low distortion that converts aircraft AC power to high voltage DC at a continuous 1500 watts. It provides affordable, efficient, and reliable power conversion while meeting today's stringent power quality requirements, officials say.

The Comac C919 is a family of narrow-body, twin-engine airliners from the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). Officials say it will be the largest commercial airliner designed and built in China since the defunct Shanghai Y-10. It is expected to take its first flight this year, with first deliveries scheduled for late 2018.The C919 is intended to compete against Airbus A320, Boeing 737, and Irkut MC-21 commercial aircraft.

Parker Aerospace is a provider of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, and engine systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has been the world’s leading supplier of Transformer Rectifier Units (TRUs) for commercial and business aircraft since the 1960s. The high-efficiency 250 A TRU offers 115V AC 3-phase current at 400Hz input, with 28V DC output power. Crane TRUs are rugged, reliable, and meet stringent RTCA/DO-160 standards.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers proven systems, reliable components, and flexible power solutions that excel in tough environments, from engines and landing gear to satellites, missiles, and electronic countermeasure devices. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions for aerospace and defense applications, including Sensing Components & Systems, Fluid Management, Power Components & Subsystems, Landing Gear Systems, Cabin Systems, and Microwave Components & Integrated Systems.

Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane employs more than 11,000 people at over 150 locations in 26 countries.

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