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Curtiss-Wright brings drives business in to controls group

Curtiss-Wright Controls Drive Technologies (Curtiss-Wright Antriebstechnik GmbH), based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, has become part of part of the Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems group.

The addition of Drive Technologies, formerly part of Curtiss-Wright’s Engineered Systems business group, expands Electronic Systems’ ability to deliver sophisticated subsystems for military programs, including complete turret drive stabilization, ammunition handling systems and electro hydraulic drives.
 
“The addition of Drive Technologies to Electronic Systems’ strengthens our position as a system integrator for turret drive stabilization and ammunition handling program opportunities,” said David Dietz, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems group.

As part of Electronic Systems, Drive Technologies will gain expanded sales support in the US, as well as US manufacturing support. Drive Technologies currently employs some 80 people at the Neuhausen site, half of whom are engineers.

Drive Technology has more than 50 years of experience in the development and manufacture of hydro-pneumatic, electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical systems for military, industrial and automotive applications. It also supplies off-the-shelf engineering services for engineered sophisticated systems such as hydro-pneumatic suspensions for all-wheel drive and tracked emergency vehicles, targeting and stabilization systems, servo drives and controllers for gun and tank turrets, and ammunition handling systems.

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems is a system integrator of rugged electronic computing systems including motion control, vehicle management, sensor management, power management, high-speed data recording and storage, data communications, Vetronics, electro-mechanical solutions, electronics contract manufacturing services and engineered packaging solutions.

In addition to the Drive Technologies operation in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, the Electronic Systems business group has facilities in Santa Clarita, Calif., Dayton, Ohio, Littleton, Massachusetts, and Oslo, Norway.

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