An actuator is a type of motor that is responsible for moving or controlling a mechanism or system, typically operated by electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure or pneumatic pressure. Reliable steering controls are critical to precision directional control in tactical missiles and guided munitions.
Honeywell’s actuation product portfolio serves the most challenging actuation applications utilizing the latest electromechanical technologies. It provides a diverse suite of actuators and actuation electronic controls delivering precision load management and motion control solutions. We offer an array of solutions to fit our customers’ needs within electromechanical, hydraulic, fueldraulic and pneumatic systems.
ENGINE CONTROL ACTUATION
Honeywell engine control actuators drive some of the world’s most modern variable geometry control needs. Our solutions are based on decades of fueldraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical applications on commercial, military and business jet platforms. These solutions tend to be the most weight-efficient available and meet our customers’ ongoing needs for system affordability.
THRUST REVERSER ACTUATION
Our thrust reverser actuation components and systems are the most modern and energy efficient and reliable, and built on a legacy of 20,000 fielded systems including the systems that pioneered thrust reverse in the early years of commercial transport.
SPACE ACTUATION AND CONTROLS
Honeywell space actuation, thrust vector control actuators and electronic control systems are the most weight- and energy- efficient and reliable, and built upon an earned legacy of more than 30 platforms including some of the most modern in the International Space Station, and including the systems which pioneered thrust vector controls on the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle systems.
MISSILE STEERING ACTUATION AND CONTROLS
Honeywell missile steering actuation and electronic control systems are the most precise and speed-responsive systems available today. Honeywell’s components and systems are typically the solution of choice for interceptor and other strategic high-performance missiles.
The new generation of marine vessels relies on high-power electric actuation to critical shipboard functions in lieu of expensive, leaky, traditional hydraulics for valve control and munitions handling.
Honeywell offers a diverse suite of actuators delivering precision load management and motion control solutions for marine applications.
Permanent Magnet Electromechanical Actuators: These reliable, reduced-maintenance, best-value actuators are designed to operate gate valves, globe valves, ball valves, butterfly valves and plug valves.
Electromechanical Actuator Cradle Lock System: The controller, used for torpedo indexing in submarines, is capable of controlling 24 different actuators, four at one time.