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Motion Systems

Astronics is a long time supplier for the cabin interior market. All Carat Motion Systems are optimized for efficient energy use, easy integration and ease of operation. Explore all product range to find the right Carat Motion System for your projects.


Product Info

One step ahead

Astronics Carat Motion Systems are designed to VIP seats, First Class, Business Class, and Premium Class and consist of Linear and Rotary Actuators, Control Units with Power Supplies, Pneumatic Units, Air Bladders, and a range of custom Harnesses. All Carat Motion Systems are also used to operate other furnitures and devices such as beds, tables, partition dividers, minibars, divans, pop-up TVs and much more.

Carat Motion Systems

Understanding our Customer’s key challenges

Astronics delivers the best quality motion solutions to Seat Manufacturers and Airlines around the world by offering tailor made solutions and state-of-the-art seat architectures for their customers.

Flexible and Reliable Partner

Astronics will always lead its Customers to success and provide them with a full range of services when defining their projects. This includes close support during entire project, ensuring that technical, logistics and program teams are working synchronized, in order to successfully complete each project. Top priority is to guarantee on-time delivery of a high quality product. Moreover, products are designed internally by a team of multi-disciplinary experts to ensure best-in-class product reliability in the aircraft market.

Flexible and Reliable Partner

Certification

Astronics is always developing products to latest requirements from OEMs even with the most severe ones to ensure the highest safety for passengers but also with high quality design and experience.

Actuators

Astronics Actuators deliver the smoothiest kinematics. They can be installed in any type of seating thanks to a wide range of Linear, Rotary and Compact Actuators that add value to passenger experience and comfort.


Product Info

Wide range of products

Highly adaptable, Astronics Actuators match any type of aircraft and seat model. After long journeys, passengers will arrive to their destinations feeling refreshed and relaxed.

The Actuator family is divided in three categories to match any type of integration and performance.

Compact and reliable Actuators

Actuators offer multifunction options and outstanding comfort for your seating solutions. They can handle very high operational load and support extra long stroke. Actuators are equipped with manual release and feedback position.

Moreover, we have designed and tested them in order to ensure the highest reliability on the market. All Actuators have been designed and tested to be compliant with latest Airbus (2520M1F001200) and Boeing (D6-36440) standards.

Compact and Reliable Actuators

Customize Actuators to your seats

Each Actuator can be customized by choosing the speed, operational load, static load, manual release interface and stroke length.

Linear L2T can pass 16G crash tests when equipped with reinforced brake. Just forget about solenoid and sensors by selecting superbrake options !

Compact Actuator are available in both Linear or Rotary options.

Customized Actuators


pdf Actuator Brochure

 

 

Control Units

Astronics proposes 2 major architectures for Carat Motion Systems with or without integrated power supply. That allows you to choose the most optimized architecture for each of your different installations.


Product Info

Gen VII ECU

Compact and easy integration

Gen VII Electronic Control Unit is new Control Unit incorporating the latest progress in design and technology evolution. It has been built with a unique hardware which meets all latest requirements from Airbus and Boeing. This ECU is very compact, lightweight and allows you to have a very easy integration and simplified design of your seats. This ECU has a built-in daisy chaining option to match all power architectures for any aircraft generation. The latest power connectors (BACC65\EN4165) for the newest generation of aircraft have been selected.

Gen VII ECU

High capacity and upscalable

Its unique but customizable hardware allows you to use this Gen VII ECU for all different seats platforms and offers final customer access to basic or full options with the same controller. Gen VII ECU is perfectly suitable for a BiPax seats configuration or can even manage a Super First Class seats with lots of Actuators and connected devices.

By customizing software, you can operate up to 8 Actuators and lots of lighting sources (Reading, Ambiant…) and communication protocols with other devices.

High capacity and upscalable

Advanced maintenance capacity for easy diagnostic and quick replacement

Astronics Gen VII ECU integrates a log events to store everything happening in the system. This allows you to have access to predictive maintenance and replace faulty parts before the seats become inoperative in aircraft.

With Astronics unique ASD troubleshooting software suite, you will be able to monitor everything in electrical system and even point out some mechanical issues related to the seat itself.

Advanced maintenance capacity for easy diagnostic and quick replacement
ECO Design: Save Earth and Money

ECO Design: Save Earth and Money

This ECU has been designed following known guidelines of ECO DESIGN requirements. It respects environment and considers each phase including end of life for recycling. In addition, new conception architecture will give you an incredible compacity and a very light ECU. This is your best choice to make better seats and for Airlines to save fuel and so reduce in-service costs of the aircraft fleet.

pdf  Gen VII ECU Brochure

Nano Seat Controller: NSC

Compact with full options inside

NSC comes with everything to drive one seat with integrated Lumbar Unit. This allows you to make your electrical system very modular and upscalable to any seat LOPA you could imagine for any aircraft. It has also advanced maintenance functions like internal memory for log events and front display for viewing error codes.

Nano Seat Controller NSC

2-in-1: Controller and Pneumatic Unit in a single box

2-in-1: Controller and Pneumatic Unit in a single box

NSC has integrated Lumbar Unit function in the same size than standard Lumbar Unit box. That gives you opportunity to reduce number of boxes installed in your seats and have an all-in-one box which integrates all required functions.

Very modular architecture to adapt any layout

NSC is the brain of the Nano architecture. MPS (Master Power Supply) can power up to 4 pax equipped with 1 NSC to drive your seats.

MPS and NSC are the very first motion Power Supply to be used and certified for A350, used in certification aircraft tests.

Very modular architecture to adapt any layout

Advanced maintenance capacity for easy diagnostic and replacement

Astronics NSC integrates a log events to store everything happening in the system. This allows you to have access to predictive maintenance and replace faulty parts before the seats become inoperative in aircraft.

With Astronics unique troubleshooting ASD software suite, you will be able to monitor everything in electrical system and even point out some mechanical issues related to the seat itself.

Advanced maintenance capacity for easy diagnostic and replacement

Available in 28 VDC certified Aircraft Power

Available in 28 VDC certified Aircraft Power

Astronics NSC also exists for 28 VDC certified Aircraft Power. That allows you to use it directly without any additional boxes in aircraft like Falcon, Embraer… In the same size of the standard NSC, NSC-Aircraft Power (NSC-AP) is perfect for you to control and supply any item in aircraft with 28 VDC.

pdf NSC (Nano Seat Controller) Brochure

Master Power Supply: MPS

A single Power Supply to power everything

MPS can supply any box in 28 VDC with 115 VAC/360 Hz/800 Hz from aircraft.

It is designed to be the masterpiece of the modular Nano architecture. MPS can be shared with up to 4 pax equipped with 1 Nano Seat Controller (NSC) to drive your seats.

MPS and NSC are the very first motion Power Supply to be used and certified for A350, used in certification aircraft tests.

Master Power Supply MPS
Advanced maintenance capacity for easy diagnostic and quick replacement

Advanced maintenance capacity for easy diagnostic and quick replacement

MPS is equipped with power management functions and centralized BITE. It can communicate with IFE via Arinc 485 bus interface. You can launch a full BITE test to check all equipment connected to MPS. Collected data can be sent to IFE or accessed via Astronics software tool.

   pdf MPS (Master Power Supply) Brochure

Pneumatic Units

Pneumatic Unit allows increasing comfort of the seat. Just choose your hardness to be well adjusted for watching movies or listening to music. You can also ask for a relaxing massage to help you feel comfortable during your flight.


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Pneumatic Unit

Comfort and reliability

Pneumatic Unit inflates and deflates up to 2 Air Bladders for adjustment or massage mode being controlled by the ECU. Pneumatic Unit delivers optimal comfort in order to reduce passenger’s stress and fatigue.

Pneumatic Unit
Full system options

Full system options

Astronics proposes a full lumbar system which is composed of Pneumatic Unit, Pipes and Bladders. It allows you to have the complete system designed and tested and have all its components working properly together.

Easy integration

Pneumatic Unit can be easily installed in the backrest of any type of seat platforms. All orientations have been used for certification tests.

Easy integration

Slim Lumbar Unit

Compact and Active Massage

Slim Lumbar Unit (SLU) is a very small lumbar unit system which proposes active deflation for a real time reactive massage feeling to relax you during the flight. Its very compact size and weight allow an easy integration in all seats.

Slim Lumbar Unit
Full system options

Full system options

Astronics proposes a full lumbar system which is composed of SLU, Pipes and Bladders. It allows you to have the complete system designed and tested and have all its components working properly together

Easy integration

Pneumatic Unit can be easily installed in the backrest of any type of seat platforms. All orientations have been used for certification tests.

Easy integration
   pdf PU & SLU Brochure

 

Harnesses

Astronics can define and manufacture all harnesses for your system. Astronics can make tailored harnesses with a full range of protections and connectors.


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Optimized supply chain and manufacturing capacity

Astronics has the expertise and experience to define and manufacture all harness types. These harnesses can be designed to incorporate standard references or customized components. Astronics created a solid supply chain. Lead times and costs are fully optimized for your project. Adaptable manufacturing capacity allows us to be flexible and cost control.

Optimized supply chain and manufacturing capacity
Custom and efficient

Custom and efficient

Astronics can recommend the best harness architecture in order to minimize parts count, assembly and installation time thereby reducing storage and logistics cost and hassle.

Integrated offer

Astronics offers a full range of services, from support during the definition phase of the harnesses, to the bill of materials, manufacturing documentation and full certification package. Just provide the 3D routing and Astronics will perform all other tasks up to delivering the final harnesses.

Integrated offer

Maintenance Tools

The ASDiag software tool provides you with full access to your Carat Motion Systems. Astronics offers worldwide support and maintains dedicated stock at all times in order to support your maintenance requirements.


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ASDiag

ASDiag: Connect and Test

With ASDiag, just connect to the maintenance plug and access everything! The tool can be used for failure detection or health monitoring.

ASDiag: Connect and Test
Optimize troubleshooting time

Optimize troubleshooting time

Just use the different modules and functions in the tool to detect faulty LRU's. Moreover, you will be able to prevent critical LRU failures through health monitoring. You are able to test any functions like actuators, solenoids, keyboard, communication, log events….

Record your reports and apply for Astronics' expertise

Just save all your test reports for traceability or deeper analysis by Astronics. This helps you saving time during maintenance operations, minimizing aircraft down time.

Record your reports and apply for Astronics' expertise

 

Services

Worldwide on-site or any time remote assistance

Astronics can support you with worldwide assistance for maintenance tasks or training. Experts are also available to help you for troubleshooting or any assistance with Astronics products.

Worldwide on-site or any time remote assistance
Part 145 repair station and replacement stock

Part 145 repair station and replacement stock

Astronics can keep a stock available on-site at any time for fast replacement LRU. This will give you a great reactivity level to face any unscheduled issues.

Astronics has a dedicated repair station for instant diagnostic and repair of any faulty LRU at any time.