Missile Fin Actuator

These fin actuators are used in pairs in precision flight control for missiles. This unit was developed to sit in the only space available between the outer skin of the missile and the rocket motor. The unit weighs less than 2.75 kg and meets the specification under the extreme levels of performance and environment associated…

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Simplex Rotary Actuator

Rotary actuator developed for use in large UAV applications. Employed mainly in primary flight controls although equally at home in the undercarriage and nose-wheel steering where power to weight ratio and positional control is vital. This plug and play unit boasts on-board electronics, contactless sensor technology and full lightning protection.  Flight qualified across the environmental…

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Linear Actuator

Linear actuator with in-built control electronics specifically designed for UAV flight control surface actuation where reliability, positional accuracy and a notable power to weight ratio are vital.  The actuator was designed using OTM’s building block strategy where the various modules can be configured either to meet new actuator requirements or for improved actuators to replace…

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Missile Fin Actuator – Case study

Missile Fin Actuator – Smaller, Lighter and More Powerful Another defence industry triumph from OTM A leading international defence manufacturer faced the kind of problem that could have been tailor-made to showcase the skills and expertise that have kept OTM at the forefront of actuator design and manufacture for over 50 years. The issue, to…

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Warrior Wiper Blade Actuator – Case Study

OTM has designed and manufactured a screen wiper system for use on fighting vehicles, such as the Warrior, for many years.  This design has been through several iterations of product improvement over time from single screen to multi screen applications for the Warrior and also finding a home in sight wiping applications. By showcasing our…

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Rotary Throttle Actuator – Case Study

For Unmanned Autonomous Drone (UAV) BAE Systems are at the forefront of UAV technology and development. They were in the process of adapting their High Endurance Rapid Technology Insertion (Herti) UAV drone for use in commercial, non-military applications. Drones offer significant advantages in many situations but, as with many things, the advantages often come with…

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GPRA – Case Study

(General Purpose Rotary Actuator) When OTM successfully met the challenge set by BAE Systems to develop the duplex throttle actuator for the Herti drone, it could be said that we were the victims of our own success. Why? Because one of the major achievements in meeting the brief was tailoring the design and build of…

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Hose Deployment Actuator – Case Study

The customer is a leading global technology and services innovator that prides itself on its ability to provide advanced technical solutions to the most challenging problems that land, sea and air have to offer. As a trusted and proven supplier in military aircraft air-to-air refuelling, the customer was presented with a major challenge to overcome….

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Commander’s Sight Actuator

Epicyclic gearbox coupled with a worm & wheel unit used in a military thermal imaging sight to position the sighting mirror. The unit contains a clutch to prevent damage to the system due to over winding of the range finding dial. It is backlash free and sealed against the environment.

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