Windings has been a trusted supplier of custom electric motors, generators, and electromagnetic components to the Aerospace industry for over 50 years. Founded in 1965 to produce AC synchro motors used in commercial and military avionics, Windings is well versed in the design and regulatory requirements driven by the unique environmental hazards and performance challenges associated with air and space operations.
Windings partners with numerous government agencies and prime contractors to deliver a wide variety of electric motors (including AC induction motors and brushless DC motors) and other critical aerospace motor components. Generally, AC Induction Motors are suitable for constant velocity applications while brushless DC motors are better suited for position control and highly dynamic applications. Both motor technologies are suitable for aerospace applications as they can be adapted to tolerate harsh and unpredictable environments. From fluid pumps and flap actuators to antenna positioning and solar array deployment, Windings’ products can be found on a wide variety of fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and spacecraft.
Certain applications, particularly those in outer space, are extremely sensitive to the presence of foreign debris such as dirt and dust particles. Because of this, any product intended for use in outer space must be manufactured in a strictly controlled environment by specially trained and certified personnel. Prior to moving into our current facility, Windings invested in a dedicated Clean Space manufacturing area to better serve our Aerospace and Space customers. Windings’ on-site Clean Space manufacturing area features:
- Separate environmental controls
- Increased FOD preventive measures designed into the room
- Authorized personnel access only
- ESD epoxy flooring
- Increased luminosity
- All essential functions contained within the Clean Space area
Our view on IP gives Windings customers the flexibility they need to prevent supply chain issues related to single sourcing, protecting business assets that are core to their business. Intellectual Property retention is recommended for customers who need assistance developing their projects’ design and want to safeguard their project’s information and supply chain. For more information on retaining your application’s IP, contact our team!
Windings has earned a strong reputation as a trusted partner by consistently delivering high-quality products and services that are optimized for the requirements of each application. To ensure the stringent requirements of the Aerospace industry are met consistently, Windings’ Quality Management System (QMS) Certifications include ISO9 001:2015 / AS9100-D, ITAR Registration, RoHS 2002/95/EC, and NADCAP Accreditation. In addition, Windings’ employs J-STD-001 Application Specialists and a J-STD-001 Certified Instructor to ensure the highest quality soldering operations.
AEROSPACE ELECTRIC MOTOR COMPETENCY
- Brushless DC Motors
- Permanent Magnet DC Motors
- Wound Field DC Motors
- Single- and Three-Phase AC Induction Motors
- Synchronous Motors and Generators
- Switched Reluctance Motors
- Transverse Flux Machine
- Velocity and Positioning Sensors
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How is AS9100 different from ISO 9000?
- What does AS9100 mean?
AS9100 is a quality management certification published by SAE.
- What is ITAR Registration for manufacturers?
ITAR registration is the official certification given by the DoD which allows for the handling of defense-related articles.
- Why are synchro motors used in aviation?
Synchros are used in aviation because of their ability to measure and transmit angles and the many applications for this technology on aircraft.