In conjunction with its participation in the 2012 Farnborough Airshow, ITT Corporation announced today it has developed a new lightweight composite connector developed specifically for the aerospace market. Suitable for both military and commercial aircraft, the new Mil-DTL 38999 Series III composite connector is engineered using advanced materials and techniques coupled with ITT’s 30 years of proven interconnect design experience.
“Today’s military and commercial aerospace manufacturers are continually challenging themselves to reduce the weight and fuel usage of operational aircraft, and lightweight components can play a key role in their success,” said Bill Taylor, president of ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business. “Our new connector, which will be marketed under ITT’s Cannon brand, will offer end users a 30 percent weight reduction compared to its aluminum counterpart.”
ITT designs and manufactures other highly engineered technologies for the aerospace industry, including valves, pumps and switches for fluid and environmental control systems and utility actuators that open and close exterior doors with improved fuel efficiency and reduced noise, as well as custom engineered components that minimize vibrations and noise, control overhead stowage bins, allow seats to recline and return to the upright position with the touch of a button, and contribute to in-flight entertainment systems.
At Farnborough, ITT is highlighting several additional new technologies including an advanced damping system that allows critical components, such as aircraft sensors and electronics to function properly, a compact RAM door actuator that improves system fuel efficiency and a strut integrated isolator that combines isolation with next-level assemblies to meet both noise and structural requirements in a lower-cost, reduced-weight package.
ITT has components on major aircraft platforms, regional and business jets, helicopters, satellites and space explorations, as well as military vehicles, submarines and ships. A portion of ITT’s business is also focused on supplying aftermarket services for maintenance, repair and overhaul to meet the critical need of airlines to update equipment and keep planes running safely and efficiently.
ITT's Interconnect Solutions business is a global manufacturer and supplier of connectors and interconnects that make it possible to transfer signal and power in an increasingly connected world. Through leading brands such as Cannon, VEAM and BIW, the business serves customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, oil and gas, medical, transportation and military markets. For more information, visit ittcannon.com/.
ITT (itt.com) is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 30 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2011 revenues of $2.1 billion.