ACTUATION2015 simultaneously addresses the development and validation of standardised, modular and pooled EMA for all airframe systems. To achieve this ambitious objective, ACTUATION2015 gathers a critical mass of expertise in a wide range of skills (Component suppliers, Actuator suppliers, Actuation system supplier, A/C manufacturers, and Certification Authorities) and, especially for standardisation, the main stakeholders in the field.
The ACTUATION2015 Consortium has been drawn up in this spirit and the consortium gathers 54 partners. Goodrich Actuation Systems SAS, a UTC Aerospace Systems Company is coordinating the project.
The consortium includes:
CTG, part of UTC Aerospace Systems, innovates in the design, validation and manufacture of advanced composite products for high technology industries.
CTG design and manufacture mechanical systems where composites can provide a differential technical and commercial benefit. CTG operates in a number of markets – medical imaging (MRI scanners), clean energy technologies, advanced vehicle technologies and aerospace. The wide portfolio of products includes lightweight composite transmission shafts, pressure storage vessels, highly resistive fuel pipes, flywheels and cryogenic suspension systems.
A fundamental component of CTG’s consistently fast growth is the development of new technologies using composite materials, particularly with regards to how the composite components interact with neighbouring systems. In this area, in the last 10 years, various patents have been awarded to CTG such as composite-to-metal interfaces and design of highly resistive fuel pipes for aerospace applications.
CTG is at the forefront of filament winding technology, specialising in precise fibre placement techniques, and innovating new technology in joining metals to composites. CTG has a fully flexible production capability, ranging from one-off problem-solving to volume manufacturing. The company has ISO 9001, AS 9100 Rev C and ISO 14001 accreditation for its quality and environmental management.
CTG shall lead Task 2.1.3- Materials. As part of this programme, CTG shall utilise current technologies used in house in the manufacture of composite sleeves for rotor windings – CTG’s design will allow improvements in electric motor efficiency as well as providing more repeatable manufacturing processes for the rotor sleeves. An additional element of CTG’s contribution to this programme will be the development and application of magnetised composites which can significantly reduce the number of components in a motor. CTG’s commercial experience in the design and manufacture of composite components for electric motors will also form the basis for the activity of choosing appropriate demonstrator components for the technologies being developed.