ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand has announced the addition of high capacity laminated (HCL) elastomeric bearings and Frahm dampers to their extensive rotorcraft solutions portfolio, the company said.
Enidine´s HCL elastomeric bearings are flight-critical components that give rotorcraft designers precise, engineered control over stiffness and damping, reducing in-flight vibration and allowing flexibility in the blades and rotor assembly.
Critical to aircraft performance, the innovative HCL bearings are designed to support high loads and blade motion without lubrication. The HCL bearings decrease rotorcraft maintenance costs by reducing bearing replacement intervals with a design that is resistant to dust, debris and fluids. They eliminate unplanned bearing maintenance with a visual inspection that indicates when the HCL bearing is approaching end-of-life, and they reduce in-flight vibration which improves the reliability of other aircraft systems.
Enidine´s Frahm dampers are dynamically tuned vibration absorbers, used on rotorcraft airframes and rotors to reduce vibration and increase comfort for pilots and passengers. The highly engineered Frahm dampers are precisely tuned to resonate at the same frequency as the rotorcraft components, absorbing and counteracting undesirable vibration throughout the aircraft. The Frahm dampers are featured on a major manufacturer´s new commercial helicopter, which recently began delivery and flight service.
ITT is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. 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. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in approximately 125 countries.
ITT´s Connect and Control Technologies business designs and manufactures harsh-environment connectors and critical energy absorption, motion, flow and environmental control components. Through brands such as Enidine, Cannon, Aerospace Controls, Compact, Veam and BIW Connector Systems, the business serves customers in the aerospace, defense, infrastructure, energy, automation, transportation and industrial markets.