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:
Harmonic Drive System GmbH was established in 1970 in Langen, near to Frankfurt/Main. The continuous expansion of the company led to the transfer of the headquarters to Limburg/Lahn in 1988. Major investments in facilities, modern CNC machine tools and personnel followed. The development and production of customized drive solutions began. In 1998 further significant investments provided the basis for the production of gear components. In 2000 Harmonic Drive Antriebstechnik GmbH changed from a limited company to a joint stock company under the name Harmonic Drive AG. In November 2006 the new Design and Technology Development Centre was opened at Harmonic Drive AG. With these measures in place, the stage is set for further technological enhancements in the design and development of precision gears and actuators. Today, Harmonic Drive® offers a complete range of products for demanding applications: Component Sets, Units, Gearboxes, Planetary Gears, Servo Actuators, Customer Specific Solutions.
HDAG is involved in task 2.1.1 and in task 2.1.2, focusing mainly on carrying out a trade-off study, provide design proposals and to select a suitable lubricant (together with the WP partners LLI and Tecnalia). In order to do so, product-specific aspects in the specification will be discussed with the partners in order to improve the general understanding and to ensure a functional instead of a product specification. Lubrication type and quantity has a significant impact on gear performance and lifetime. The effect of these two aspects shall be investigated in more detail in order to allow a more application-oriented selection of type and quantity.