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16DCT Motor Powers Automated Aircraft Window Shade

Automated Aircraft Window Shade

A major airline uses automatic, reliable and simple to operate passenger window shades to darken or block light. The motors that perform this function must adhere to stringent design requirements for aircraft electronics, which include low weight, high reliability and low power consumption.

A key aircraft industry shade manufacturer needed a motor source to fit these shade requirements and enlisted the Portescap Quick Prototype Team to develop a potential option. The initial solution of an Athlonix™ 16DCT series brush DC motor with R16 gearhead fit the requirements of the application.


  • Rue Jardinière 157, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
  • Portescap S.A.