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ITT showcases innovative energy absorption solutions at DSEI 2013

Thursday, 5 Sep 2013

New Blast Seat Shock Absorber and High Energy Rope Mount (HERM) deliver increased protection in harsh defense environments

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2013 – ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) will showcase newly engineered energy absorption technologies that provide enhanced protective capabilities at the 2013 DSEI Defense and Security Expo. In response to an increased demand for products resistant to harsh defense environments, ITT Control Technologies’ Enidine brand has released a new Blast Seat Shock Absorber and High Energy Rope Mount (HERM) vibration isolator ideal for land, air and naval applications.

“Our knowledge and expertise within the defense industry enables ITT to provide highly modernized solutions for complex applications,” said Munish Nanda, president of ITT’s Control Technologies business. “ITT is continually striving to produce products that improve the safety of soldiers and preserve the products they use.”

ITT’s energy absorption and vibration isolation products provide protective capabilities under the most extreme field conditions.

Originally developed for U.S. Navy cabinet isolation and rafted deck systems, the redesigned low-frequency HERM combines wire rope and elastomeric technology to produce a hybrid product with maximized shock and isolation performance. In addition to electronic cabinets, the HERM can successfully be used in other applications such as radar systems, weapons and land vehicles.

“ITT produces an extensive range of energy absorption technologies to ensure both technical and military standards are met,” said William Wilk, director of aerospace sales for ITT Enidine. “Our international design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to provide timely customer support around the world.”

The Enidine brand is also showcasing a new Blast Seat Shock Absorber that protects vehicles against shock impulses from roadside IEDs.  This new self-weight compensating technology provides protection for the fifth to 95th percentile occupant, without required adjustment to the vehicle’s seat.  The new technology has been tested at simulated blast impulses of 400 G’s at 4.5 milliseconds. The shock protects the soldier during the initial IED event as well as the secondary after-effects.