OTM’s core business is designing and manufacturing precision Intelligent Actuator Solutions – wherever extreme performance and reliability is required. These range UAV control surface actuation and missile fin control to weapon sight and aircraft seat actuation and everything beyond. We’ve banked up a wealth of expertise and experience while working to develop extremely high specification units within these specialist fields.
That base technology, already built to operate in extremely tough conditions as befits those industries, can equally be applied to meet the needs of projects in many other spheres.
Given the opportunity to use our experience and engineering excellence to solve a unique problem away from our core areas, we will rarely turn it down. Consequently, we have a large number of solutions under our belt where we have met some tough challenges head on, and succeeded where many others had already failed.
Over its almost 60 years, OTM has built up an extensive library of innovative actuator designs.
These could be single application specific or modifications to core solutions which may be applied to additional use-cases.
As a result, OTM is usually able to respond positive, in super quick time to even the most left field customer challenge.
In order to ensure that we continue to stay ahead of the precision actuator pack, OTM partner with some of the world’s leading academic institutions.
We are currently working with Brunel University, London’s Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering to improve advanced, integrated motor control electronics for use with its Intelligent Actuator Solutions.
The OTM design method is based around our proven 8-step process that has served us so well in delivering success in the past. This stringent method has helped us to approach and solve problems around actuator design in difficult situations – often where answers had seemed impossible to achieve.
The OTM Innovations Lab exists to tackle those problems that may sit slightly outside of our core industry specialties but are nonetheless appropriate to our expertise and technology. We are
happy to consider any problem our clients are prepared to throw at us so if you’re experiencing an ‘impossible’ challenge around actuator design and implementation do get in contact with us.
Define the problem requiring a solution
Gather facts and make assumptions
Identify desired end-state
Establish success measurement criteria
Develop possible options / solutions
Analyse and compare possible solutions
Select and implement solution
Test solution for effectiveness / impact
Brushless DC motor with variable power capability enabling actuator to take on to maintain consistent power in poor conditions when there is accumulation of snow, mud or ice on the blades.
A bespoke hybrid actuator used in the deployment of the passenger access stairway on private jet aircraft.
Faster, safer and more efficient winding of aircraft refuelling hose in a high pressure and time-critical military environment.
Tailored actuator solutions to provide easy airline seat motion control in a high quality customer service environment.
Epicyclic gearbox used in a steerable drilling probe. Fully functional when fully submersed in well slurry and designed to be user serviceable in the field.
In use by air forces worldwide to adjust ejector seat where human safety is a factor and available in both AC and DC versions.