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PROGRAMS

MK-41 VLS Gearbox
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Superior Motion Control designed this gearbox for the Navy over 30 years ago.

The gearbox is an integral part of the MK-41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) and it operates a 100 lb hatch so that missiles can be fired from naval destroyers.

Over the past 30 years, Superior has supplied over 25,000 units without a field failure.

Mechanical Specifications:

  • 25+ years in production
  • 20,000+ units delivered
  • Anti-backdrive feature
  • Combat Tested
  • Open & Close 150 lb.
  • Missile Hatches in under 1 second
  • Zero Field Failures
  • Input Speed: 3000 rpm
  • Input Torque: 75 in-lbs
  • Efficiency: > 55%
  • Size: 10” x 8” x 13”
EA-18 Next Generation Jammer
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Superior Motion Control, designed and manufactured this custom electromechanical linear servo actuator to be used to control a thermostatic control valve to heat and cool the Jamming Pod on the EA-18 Growler.

The custom mechanical design incorporates a brushless DC motor driving a 3 pass spur gear train and dual start ACME screw.

The self-contained custom electrical serial interface, servo control, motor drive electronics, firmware, and software were developed and tested by Superior.

Software was designed in accordance with DO-178. Valve positioning is accomplished by using the motor hall effect sensors as an incremental position encoder.

Software controls the initialization of the valve position upon power up.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 0.5 inches
  • Max Force : 20 lbs.
  • Speed: inches 0.5 inches / second
  • Size: 2” x 2” x 3”
  • Supply Voltage: 28VDC
  • Communication: RS485
  • Max Current: < 1 amp
AQS-20 Control Actuation System
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A custom designed Control Actuation System (CAS) was developed for Raytheon in support of the AQS-20 Mine Sweeping Vehicle.

Superior Motion Control’s design replaced the incumbent resulting in cost savings and increased reliability. The Control Actuation System consists of 3 independent actuators and controllers.

The custom designed controller has a frequency response of greater than 10 Hz utilizing analog communication.

The custom designed actuator has a brushless DC motor with a brake is driving a 3 stage spur gear train connected to a ball screw generating linear motion.

A Bell crank is used to convert linear motion to rotary motion. A Potentiometer is directly coupled to ball screw for position feedback.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: + 25 Degrees
  • Accuracy: + 0.35 Degrees
  • Force: 600 in-lbs
  • Size: 7.5” x 2.5” x 3.3”
  • Supply Voltage: 28VDC
  • Max Current: 6 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 10 Hertz
  • Communication: Analog
MK-57 Hatch Actuator Unit
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Superior Motion Control's design incorporated a custom motor, controller, worm drive and planetary gear section to create an integrated Hatch Actuator Unit (HAU) for opening and closing the missile hatches on the DDG-1000 (Zumwalt Destroyer).

This is integral to the MK-57 Vertical Launch System (VLS).

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 160 Degrees
  • Accuracy: + 0.2 Degrees
  • Torque: 15,000 in-lbs
  • Operation: Open or Close in <1 Second
  • Size: 16” x 23” x 10”
  • Supply Voltage: 28 VDC Controller
  • Supply Voltage: 375 VDC Drive
  • Max Current: 60 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 0.5 Hertz
  • Com: Optoisolated RS-422, 115 KBPS
(UAV) Control Actuation System
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A custom designed Control Actuation System (CAS) was developed for Boeing’s Phantom works.

The system incorporates a Electronics Control Unit (ECU) that controls 3 fin actuators.

The controller can be commanded to perform Built-In-Test (BIT) for control system readiness.

Each rotary actuator has a failsafe brake, brushless DC motor, geartrain including a worm gearset and a potentiometer for feedback.

This system passed all qualification Environmental and EMI requirements per MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461.

This is integral to the MK-57 Vertical Launch System (VLS).

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: + 30 Degrees
  • Speed: 160 Degrees / Second
  • Torque: 60 lb-in
  • Size: 2” x 2.5” x 2.5”
  • Supply Voltage: 28 VDC
  • Max Current: 6 Amps per Channel
  • Communication: RS422 Half-Duplex
  • Digital Signal Processor Control
(UUV) Submersible Control Actuation System
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A custom designed Control Actuation System (CAS) was developed for Boeing’s Phantom works for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV).

The CAS consists of 4 Electronics Control Units (ECU) that independently control the 4 fin actuators.

The actuator is pressure compensated and filled with oil to withstand the ocean depts of up to 11,000 ft or pressures of 5,000 psi.

Each actuator is manufactured with a brushless DC motor, a planetary geartrain, and a potentiometer for feedback coupled to the output shaft.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: + 30 Degrees
  • Accuracy: + 0.3 Degrees
  • Force: 200 ft-lbs (Nominal)
  • Size: 8.5 “ x 22 “ Diameter
  • Submersible to 11,000 ft or 5,000 psi
  • Supply Voltage: 24 VDC (Controller)
  • Supply Voltage: 250 to 320 VDC (Actuator)
  • Max Current: 2 Amps
  • Communication: Serial CANopen
LMRS Control Actuation System
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Superior Motion Control, developed a custom design for this fin control actuator for Boeing’s Long-Term Mine Reconnaissance System (LMRS).

This Control Actuation System (CAS) was designed to be acoustically quiet by using a brushless sine and cosine linear motor drive so no switching noise would be generated.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 360 Degrees
  • Force: 50 in-lbs
  • Speed: 20 Degrees / Second
  • Size: 8.5” x 1.7” x 2.7”
  • Supply Voltage: 28 VDC
  • Communication: Analog
Cargo Ramp Lock Actuator (C-17)
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As a product improvement for the C-17 Aircraft, Superior Motion Control won a competitive contract to design and manufacture a custom linear actuator that was more reliable and could operate at higher altitudes than the incumbent linear actuator.

This actuator has a brush type 28 VDC motor, a four stage spur gear train, a positive engagement tooth clutch, and a ball screw powered ram.

The actuator also has a coil spring that drives it to extend, the locking direction, in the absence of electrical command.

Superior’s custom design shown passed Qualification Testing (environmental and EMI) and received flight certification.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 1 in
  • Force: 700 lbs (Extend) 250 lbs (Retract)
  • Operating Temperature: -54ºC to 74ºC
  • Operating Altitude: to 50,000 ft
  • Size: 2.8” x 5.2” x 10.7”
  • Supply Voltage: 19.5 - 29 VDC
  • Max Current: 5 Amps
(UUV) Submersible Linear Actuator - Marlin
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Superior Motion Control developed a custom designed linear actuator that is submersible to ocean depths of 1000 feet or approximately 400 psi.

This custom linear actuator is oil filled with an external pressure compensator to equalize the pressure as the vehicle depth changes. The design incorporates a ACME screw, brushless DC motor , and custom electronics.

The communication is based on EIA RS-485 serial interface. The communications bus can address up to 16 different actuator.

The baud rate is 115.2KBPS so that a laptop can be used for testing purposes.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 5.2 in
  • Accuracy: 0.020 in
  • Force: 120 lbs
  • Speed: 2 in / second
  • Size: 2.5” x 2.5” x 10”
  • Supply Voltage: 75 to 120 VDC
  • Max Current: 2.0 Amps
  • Communication: RS485, 115 KBPS
  • Submersible to 1,000 ft
Patriot Radar Rotary Actuator
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Superior Motion Control, designed, manufactured and qualified this custom rotary actuator replacing the incumbent resulting in a cost savings to Raytheon.

The custom designed actuator is connected to two of the Patriot Radar Linear Actuators via a flex shaft so the Radar Array for the Patriot Radar System can be raised and lowered.

This rotary actuator passed accelerated life testing and Environmental Testing per MIL-STD-810.

The design consists of a manual drive, slip clutch to limit the load and a dual output.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 360 Degrees
  • Output Torque per Shaft: 63.5 in-lbs
  • Output Speed per Shaft: 1630 rpm
  • Manual Drive
  • Dual Output Shafts
  • Size: 10” x 6.75” x 6”
Patriot Louver Actuator
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Superior Motion Control, designed, manufactured and qualified this custom electromechanical linear actuator replacing the incumbent resulting in a cost savings to Raytheon.

This electromechanical linear actuator passed accelerated life testing and Environmental Testing per MIL-STD-810.

The design consists of an AC induction motor connected to a 3 pass spur gear train, driving an ACME screw with position indicating switches.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: 1 inch
  • Max Force : 25 lbs
  • Speed: 0.25 inches / second
  • Size: 1” x 2” x 5”
  • Supply Voltage: 3 Phase 208 VAC
  • Frequency: 400 Hz
  • Max Current: 0.2 Amps
Patriot Radar Linear Actuator
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Superior Motion Control, designed, manufactured and qualified this custom linear actuator replacing the incumbent resulting in a cost savings to Raytheon.

The custom designed linear actuator is connected to the Patriot Radar Rotary Gearbox via a flex shaft so the Radar Array for the Patriot Radar System can be raised and lowered.

This linear actuator passed accelerated life testing and Environmental Testing per MIL-STD-810.

The design consists of a gear train coupled to a ACME screw, there are position and load limit switches incorporated into the unit.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: 12 inches Max
  • Force : 15,000 lbs
  • Max Speed: 16 inches / minute
  • Size: 35” x 5” x 10.5”
Dual Linear Actuator System
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Superior Motion Control has modified a previously qualified custom linear actuator to create an actuator set with a load sharing torque tube so that two linear actuators could work together.

Each actuator includes a controller, brushless DC motor, spur gear train, a failsafe brake, and a ball screw for the linear output.

Specifications:


  • Stroke: 2.6 inches
  • Max Opposing Load: 3,000 lbs
  • Speed: 1.5 to 3 in / sec
  • Actuator Size: 14” x 6.5” x 3”
  • Supply Voltage: 20 to 32 VDC
  • Max Current: 60 Amps
  • Communications: Analog
MK-30 Fin Actuator
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Superior Motion Control designed, manufactured and tested this rotary actuator to meet the stringent program requirements including low structure borne noise for Raytheon.

This Control Actuation System (CAS) controls 4 fins on the MK-30 target torpedo.

The actuator consists of a brushless DC motor, integral servo drive amplifier and communication electronics.

This unique design had to be minimized so that four (4) actuators could be fitted into a condensed area with its own build-in servo amplifier.


Specifications:


  • Travel Range: + 35 Degrees
  • Accuracy: + 0.5 Degrees
  • Torque: 200 in-lbs
  • Size: 7” x 5” x 4”
  • Supply Voltage: 24 - 32 VDC
  • Max Current: 5.4 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 4 Hertz
  • Com: Optoisolated RS-485, 38.4 kbaud serial Discrete Enabled
High Speed Linear Actuator
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Superior Motion Control, designed, manufactured and qualified this custom electromechanical linear actuator.

The custom design includes a controller, brushless DC motor, spur gear train,manual drive, a fail safe break and a ballscrew.

The linear actuator was qualified to meet EMI and environmental aircraft requirements per MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-810.

Specifications:


  • Stroke: 3.8 inches
  • Max Load: 1400 lbs
  • Speed: 5 in / second S
  • ize: 14” x 6.5” x 3”
  • Supply Voltage: 28 VDC
  • Max Current: 60 Amps
  • Communication: Analog
Non Line of Sight (NLOS) Elevation
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Superior Motion Control designed this custom gearbox that incorporates a single planetary gear with a service or manual drive to control the Elevation of the Turret for the Non Line Of Sight (NLOS) Cannon.

Specifications:


  • Efficiency: 86%
  • Nominal Torque: 2600 lb-in
  • Power: 22.7 HP (17 kw)
  • Weight: 39 lbs Ratio: 9:1
  • Nominal Output Speed: 600 RPM
  • Size: 7” x 5.25” x 12” Service/
  • Manual Drive
Non Line of Sight (NLOS) Traverse
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Superior Motion Control designed this custom gearbox that incorporates a two stage planetary gear reduction with a bevel input gear and a service or manual drive and bevel input gear to control the Traverse operation of the Turret for the Non Line Of Sight (NLOS) Cannon.

It also includes provisions for an external RTV position feedback device.

Specifications:


  • Efficiency: 70%
  • Nominal Torque: 9560 lb-in
  • Power: 10 HP (7.4 kw)
  • Ratio: 60.3:1
  • Size: 16” x 9.5” x 9”
  • Nominal Output Speed: 90 RPM
FMS and MCS Gearbox
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This custom two stage planetary gearbox was designed as an index drive for the Turret Basket Magazine (TBM) for the Future Combat System (FCS) and Mounted Combat Systems (MCS).

Specifications:


  • Backlash: < 5 arc min
  • Peak Torque: 1700 N-m
  • Ratio: 28:1
  • Size: 9.7” x 5.5 ” x 5.5”
MK-57 / MK-41 Hybrid Hatch Actuator Unit
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This custom solution was developed so that MK-57 system could be tested on a MK-41 ship.

It is a more compact design with increased reliability and control when compared to the current configuration.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: 18,000 Degrees
  • Torque: 200 in-lbs
  • Speed: 2,300 rpm
  • Size: 17” x 16” x 10”
  • Supply Voltage: 28 VDC Controller
  • Supply Voltage: 375 VDC Drive
  • Max Current: 60 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 0.5 Hertz
  • Com: Optoisolated RS-422, 115 KBPS
FLIR Pod Deployment Actuator
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Used on an aircraft for sensor deployment and to open and close the fuselage to lower camera.

Consists of a brush motor, gear train and a linear actuator with precision screw and nut.

Superior was contracted to not only design and build an aircraft linear electromechanical actuator, but also to determine with and for the customer the operating and application requirements.

By Superior participating in and leading the pre-design and build activities, cost and schedule economies were achieved.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: 5.2 in
  • Force: 3,254 lbs
  • Output Velocity: 0.3 inches / second
  • Manual Drive
  • Size: 2” x 5.2” x 16”
  • Supply Voltage: 22 – 32 VDC
  • Max Current: 9.5 Amps
Space Gearbox
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This custom gearbox was designed to meet the harsh environmental requirements of space for use on the Space, Universal Waste Management System.

The gearbox spur gear train and is manufactured out of Inconnel and Pyrowear which were machined by Superior.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: Continuous Rotation
  • Output Speed: 2530 rpm
  • Input Speed: 7700 rpm
  • Input Torque: 48 in-oz
  • Size: 2.4” Dia x 5”
  • Design for Orbital Application
  • Pressure: 0.0 to 18.8 psia
  • Temperature: 35 to 180ºF
  • Gravity: 0 to 1g
Aircraft Fin Actuator
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Superior modified a design used for Raytheon’s AQS20 vehicle to control the flaps on an aircraft. The actuator has a brushless DC motor with a brake is driving a 3 stage spur gear train connected to a ball screw generating linear motion.

A Potentiometer is directly coupled to ball screw for position feedback.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: 1.5 in
  • Accuracy: 0.020 in
  • Force: 400 lbs
  • Size: 1.6” x 3.3” x 7.4”
  • Supply Voltage: 28VDC
  • Max Current: 6 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 10 Hertz
  • Communication: Analog
DC Power Supply (V-22)
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For Boeing Philadelphia, replaced incumbent. Superior designed and built a DC to DC electronic converter, replacing an incumbent supplier for The Boeing Company.

The product is all-electronic, and is an example of Superior’s development, management and testing abilities.

Passed EMI and environmental qualification.

Specifications:


  • Size: 5” x 3” x 1”
  • Rated Input Voltage: 24 VDC Nom.
  • Range of Voltage Operation: 20 - 29 VDC
  • Rated Output: 3.5 VDC at 50ma
  • Output Ripple: 40 mv
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PROGRAMS

MK-41 VLS Gearbox
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EA-18 Next Generation Jammer
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AQS-20 Control Actuation System
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MK-57 Hatch Actuator Unit
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(UAV) Control Actuation System
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(UUV) Submersible Control Actuation System
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LMRS Control Actuation System
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Cargo Ramp Lock Actuator (C-17)
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(UUV) Submersible Linear Actuator - Marlin
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Patriot Radar Rotary Actuator
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Patriot Louver Actuator
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Patriot Radar Linear Actuator
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Dual Linear Actuator System
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MK-30 Fin Actuator
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High Speed Linear Actuator
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Non Line of Sight (NLOS) Elevation
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Non Line of Sight (NLOS) Traverse
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FMS and MCS Gearbox
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MK-57 / MK-41 Hybrid Hatch Actuator Unit
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FLIR Pod Deployment Actuator
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Space Gearbox
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Aircraft Fin Actuator
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DC Power Supply (V-22)
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