Engineering

We are present in defence market successfully since more than 16 years providing:

1. Rotary dampers for tracked vehicles.
2. DC Power distribution units based on solid state devices. Def Stan certificated units.
3. Harsh environment on board data acquisition, data post processing and track side support.
4. Lightweight engineering.

Piedrafita has a highlighted track record and is involved in several major programmes.
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DC Power Distribution Unit

What we offer

Power distribution units for switching and protecting power lines for mobile platforms.

Full certification:
- Vibration: Def Stan 00-35 Part 3 Ch 2-01
- Shock: Def Stan 00-35 Part 3 Chapter 2-03
- Ambient: Def Stan 00-35 Part 3, 4 and 6
- EMC: Def Stan 59-411 Part 3
- Electrical Systems: Def Stan 61-5 Part 6
- IP 67 Sealing - IEC60529

Devices up to 500 Amps at 24 volts DC; 32 outputs.

Remote diagnosis and operation feasible. Ideal for unmanned vehicles or UAVs

CAN Mil CAN Communications capable.

Vehicle architecture upgrade feasible.

What we are looking for

Land wheeled or tracked platforms constructors or designers.

Unmanned vehicles and UAV's constructors or designers.

Keywords

  • Mobility
  • Specific cross-functional technologies

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation

Responsible

Commercial Director

Heavy duty rotary damper

What we offer

Heavy duty rotary damper for tracked and wheeled vehicles.

We developed a product family of heavy duty rotary dampers. AR29T Technical data:

- Maintenance free
- Extremely low friction torque
- Operating temperature: -47ºC to 200ºC
- Max load: up to 12.000 Nm
- No temperature effect on characteristic (less than 5% between 20ºC and 150ºC)
- High frequency response
- Max temperature regulation valve
- Blow-off valve opening at high angular speed
- 120.000 hours MTBF
- Fluids in accordance with Def-Stan 01-5 list
- Weight: 29,5 kg
- Rotation path from -55º to +55º

What we are looking for

Land wheeled or tracked platforms constructors and designers.

Keywords

  • Mobility
  • Fabrics

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Commercial Agreement

Responsible

Commercial Director

Harsh environment On Board data acquisition

What we offer

We offer our clients our board experience, more than 20 years, providing top level On-Board Data Acquisition Systems. We can assist our customers from the conception of the system (design, channels definition, sensors selection or design...) up to the delivery of the Test final reports.
We are giving support to major defence programmes facing harsh environment on board data acquisition:
- High vibration profiles. Common in tracked vehicles.
- Extreme temperatures (-45ºC to 105ºC).
- IP69K loggers & expansion modules: mud, snow, humidity, rain...

Our designs are equipped with multiple connectivity options integrated (CAN / MilCan / FlexRay / ArcNET...)

What we are looking for

Piedrafita is looking for R&D teams that have to face data acquisition in designing or developing new mobile platforms that will deal with extreme conditions.

We could provide our products and offer our service based on more than 20 years of experience at the time to conceiving the testing phase.

Keywords

  • Mobility

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Commercial Agreement

Responsible

Commercial Director

Bespoke test benches

What we offer

From our R&D activity we developed in house test benches design and manufacture. Thus, for more than 20 years we have been facing singular test phases due to the development of our own products and our client's ones.

We offer:
- R&D test support process
- Fast response. Typical 4-6 months.
- In-house capabilities for: special hydraulics, measurement, automation electronics and software development.
- Test procedure expertise.
- Automated data post-processing & reporting.
- Customized complex measurement set-up design and construction.

We could measure with a really good accurate and repeatability:
- Force
- Torque
- Angular or linear position
- Angular or linear acceleration
- Temperature
- Microdeformation
- Preasure

What we are looking for

We are looking to add value and safe money and time offering our test bench design expertise and our data acquisition experience.
We look for companies that need to know what happens inside a mechanical/hydraulic/pneumatic design in the development phase.

Keywords

  • Consultancy
  • Mobility
  • Specific cross-functional technologies

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Manufacturing Agreement
  • Commercial Agreement

Responsible

Commercial Director

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