For over 25 years ITT Enidine has been the preferred source for Actuation and Rate Control products for the airline industry. With advances in materials and design engineering, ITT Enidine revolutionized the industry with its first actuator/rate control unit on several commercial airline platforms for drop down stow bins in the late 1980’s. Since that time our products have evolved as rapidly as passenger needs for more storage capacity and easier access.
Innovative Product Development
Over the years the demand for reduced weight and easier maintenance products has allowed airlines to develop lighter aircraft enabling them to be more fuel efficient while still carrying a high volume of passengers and their belongings. ITT Enidine designed and developed the space saving actuator to meet those demands, by using plastics and aluminum components in these innovative designs compared to competitive models all metal design, the ITT Enidine product proved to be a space saving, easy maintenance option to install on many commercial aircraft.
As these aircraft are being designed to carry more passengers, space becomes an even bigger premium. The ITT Enidine rotary hinge damper was developed to meet this growing demand for a light weight alternative to traditional rate control technology. Comprised of an all plastic construction, this design allowed for maximum weight reduction, while maintaining strength to accommodate the high demands of passenger use day in and day out.
The Way of the Future...
Today while the latest aircraft are hitting the market, many manufacturers needs remain unchanged, reduced weight, larger capacity and ease of use for passengers and maintenance crews. The Load Compensating Rate Control (LCRC) by ITT Enidine meets these requirements. The LCRC technology utilizes a quick connect system for ease of installation and maintenance, while compensating for bins loaded up to 100 lb. carrying capacity.
These units come in several mounting configurations to meet any application needs of various aircraft designs, while allowing for consistent opening times regardless of the weight inside the bin itself. The ITT Enidine patent pending design for this lift assist technology, supporting a 20-25 lb. hand force requirement to move the bin consistently by passengers and crew.
While aircraft will continue to evolve to improve the passenger experience, and airlines look to reduce costs in fuel and maintenance, ITT Enidine continuously improves upon its patented designs to bring the latest in motion control innovations to the aerospace market.
At ITT we solve it.
New Space Bins Leverage LCRC Technology