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AC Control Motor

Sizes 8 to 23 (.8" to 2.3"), Two & Three-Phase

Woodward has been an industry leader in design and development of AC electric motors for aerospace and defense motion-control applications for nearly 50 years. Common motor applications include target and navigation servos, cabin pressure and fuel metering, utility actuation, as well as pump and fan drives.
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Aerospace Actuation

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Woodward AC electric motors include both induction machines and hysteresis-synchronous technology. Woodward offers induction motors with copper or aluminum rotor conductors for optimal motor performance.
Standard AC motors are sized in the popular inch-series diameter codes from Size 8 to Size 23 (.8” to 2.3”) and a variety of core lengths. Woodward also offers several larger sized motors, up to 8 inches in nominal diameter.
Woodward’s motors are predominantly 400-Hertz frequency for common aircraft/military power. Other frequencies,including variable frequency, are also available.
Winding Options 
Winding configurations include both two-phase (control motors) primarily for lower power legacy servos, as well as three-phase machines for actuation and turbomachinery up to about 20 horsepower.
Qualification & Related Experience
Woodward’s qualification testing and everyday service experience includes the full Aerospace/Military ranges for:
  • Vibration
  • Shock
  • Temperature
  • Altitude
  • Moisture, etc.
Woodward AC motors have a high-temperature construction and an insulation system rated to +220°C minimum.
Woodward’s AC motors are most often supplied completely housed in simple packaging or as aircraft line-replaceable units (LRUs) — depending on the requirements of the application. Woodward can also supply integral accessory devices including tachometers, brakes, and gearheads.
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