Windings has been a trusted supplier of custom electric motors, generators and electromagnetic components to the Aerospace industry for over 50 years. Founded in 1965 to produce AC synchro motors used in commercial and military avionics, Windings is well versed in the design and regulatory requirements driven by the unique environmental hazards and performance challenges associated with air and space operations.
As a full-service provider, Windings is a leader in the innovation, optimization, prototyping, testing and manufacturing of custom electric motors, generators and related components including rotors, stators, lamination stacks and insulation systems intended for mission critical aerospace applications. One of the things that makes Windings unique is our stance on ownership of intellectual property. Unlike most motor manufacturers, Windings allows our client to retain ownership of any unique intellectual property developed during the project, offering maximum flexibility for clients over the life of the product.
Windings partners with numerous government agencies and prime contractors to deliver a wide variety of electric motors (including AC induction motors and brushless DC motors) and other critical aerospace motor components. Generally, AC Induction Motors are suitable for constant velocity applications while brushless DC motors are better suited for position control and highly dynamic applications. Both motor technologies are suitable for aerospace applications as they can be adapted to tolerate harsh and unpredictable environments. From fluid pumps and flap actuators to antenna positioning and solar array deployment, Windings’ products can be found on a wide variety of fixed wing, rotary wing and space craft.
Windings has earned a strong reputation as a trusted partner by consistently delivering high quality products and services that are optimized for the requirements of each individual application. To ensure the stringent requirements of the Aerospace industry are met consistently, Windings’ Quality Management System (QMS) Certifications include ISO9001:2015 / AS9100-D, ITAR Registration, RoHS 2002/95/EC and NADCAP Accreditation. In addition, Windings’ employs J-STD-001 Application Specialists and a J-STD-001 Certified Instructor to ensure the highest quality soldering operations.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is AS9100 different from ISO9000?
AS9100 is a quality management standard targeted to the Aerospace industry. ISO9000 is a quality management standard targeted to other industries not related to Aerospace.
What does AS9100 mean?
AS9100 is a quality management certification published by SAE.
What is ITAR Registration for manufacturers?
ITAR registration is the official certification given by the DoD which allows for the handling of defense related articles.
Why are synchro motors used in aviation?
Synchros are used in aviation because of their ability to measure and transmit angle and the many applications for this technology on aircraft.
Aerospace Electric Motor Competency
- Brushless DC Motors
- Permanent Magnet DC Motors
- Wound Field DC Motors
- Single- and Three-Phase AC Induction Motors
- Synchronous Motors and Generators
- Switched Reluctance Motors
- Transverse Flux Machine
- Velocity and Positioning Sensors
- NAICS codes: 335312, 336413, 336419
- CAGE code: 0BDB7