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Aerospace & Defense

The aerospace and defense market presents some of the most challenging applications around.

The systems and subsystems are mission-critical, whether rotating a radar tower to communicate with military assets or positioning a solar panel on a space telescope. At Motion Systems, we work with tier-one defense and aerospace contractors, as well as with space agencies, to build the systems that enable them to potentially change the world and our understanding of it.

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Lightweight Actuator for Space Travel

Our experience and engineering expertise allow us to engineer and manufacture custom solutions that fit your exact needs. See how we provided a custom actuator that was extremely lightweight, short in length, heavy-duty in load, and high speed for the space industry.

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Proven Solutions

Aerospace and defense systems operate on land, in the air, and in space. At Motion Solutions, we have developed assemblies for all of these environments. We apply our institutional knowledge to move equipment stably, accurately, and repeatably. We have worked repeatedly on positioning systems for radar towers, satellites, and other space-based equipment. To this, we add our expertise in working with equipment designed for operation in clean-room and vacuum environments.

For many applications in this space, there is no margin for error in terms of system failure or failure to meet deadline. Projects frequently cost millions of dollars and involve years of development. To avoid unpleasant surprises and ensure success, we work closely with our customers during their proposal stage so that they can write not just a winning proposal but a successful proposal. Our engineering team applies techniques like finite-element analysis and mechatronic modeling to help clients ensure that the project they want to build actually can be built as described. We help them refine the design. Then, when they have won the project and are preparing to build it, we are in the best possible position to step in and contribute to their success.