LORD Corporation

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Fly by Wire Flight Control ActuatorsLORD provides electromechanical actuators for flight control surfaces, such as elevator and aileron trim tabs, as well jamming override acuators and variable force feel actuators for pitch control. Also, our trim acuators are complemented by our pedal travel limitation units. LORD flight control actuators use RVDTs, potentiometers, and resolvers to capture motion information and interface with the flight control computer. Our actuators can be used in either fly-by-wire or conventional flight control systems.

With more than 14,000 actuators flying, each with a proven MTBF greater than 15,000 FH, LORD has the technology, experience and capability to provide a more optimized unit in terms of system weight, cost, aircraft integration, reliability and maintainability. LORD electromechanical actuators are designed for safety with the inclusion of over torque limitation, dual load paths and redundant sensors - all according to application requirements. Further, all electrical components used are mature components - logging flying hours for more than 20 years.

We are accustomed to working with both aircraft and system manufacturers in a collaborative environment. When coupled with our extensive and capable on-site test facility, LORD is able to support all systems requirements, from development to certification, within the program schedule.

LORD is both an OEM and MRO solution provider - if you are owner or operator, please visit our MRO Services page.




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Flight Control Actuators - Available Functions & Solutions

Available Functions

  • Trim Actuation
  • Trim Tab Actuation
  • Jamming Override Module (JOM) Actuation
  • Actuation Relative to Aircraft Speed
  • Pedal Travel Limitation Unit (TLU)
  • Harsh Environment Actuation
  • Variation in Artificial Feel (Pitch Control)
  • Null Centering Systems
  • Speed Regulation Under Load


Available Solutions

  • Friction Screw 28V DC Actuators
  • Rotary Actuators
  • Linear Actuators
  • Dual Actuators
  • Compact Designs
  • Angular Position Controls
  • Multiple Units per Aircraft
  • Internal Position Closed Loop



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