A manufacturer of jet engine turbine blades needed an actuation system to move wax patterns in and out of a ceramic slurry as part of the casting process. The new system had to smoothly reverse the load in mid-cycle to avoid damaging the fragile patterns.

Working with the Customer, Southwestern Controls provided a system utilizing a pneumatic motor and irreversible worm gear that met all of the Customer’s requirements. The turbine blade manufacturer significantly reduced losses in production process.