Williams Controls exhibiting at BAUMA 2013 Germany

Portland, Oregon, US –  Following the announcement of its recent merger with Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s motion control segment, Williams Controls – a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors and electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic throttle controls for commercial vehicles, off-road equipment and military vehicles - will be partnering fellow Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial (CWCI) group companies Penny + Giles Controls and PG Drives Technology at this year’s BAUMA show in Munich. 

Commenting on the recent merger, Curtiss-Wright Controls Senior Vice President Kevin Rayment says that by combining its global leadership in electronic throttle controls with Curtiss-Wright's Controls segment, the business can more quickly achieve its strategic vision to expand its range of pedal systems, sensors and joysticks to become a solutions supplier to its customers in the commercial truck and off-road markets.

The latest Williams Controls products will be on show, including those from the company’s foot controls, sensors and hand controls ranges. In addition, products from all three CWCI division businesses will be on show together for the first time, split between stands 121A and 234 in Hall A3. They include position sensors, joystick and throttle controllers, solenoid actuators and programmable controllers for electric-powered vehicles. CWCI products are suitable for a wide range of specialty vehicle applications including agricultural vehicles, heavy trucks and buses, powered access platforms, backhoe excavators, airport fire and rescue vehicles, pallet trucks and floor care machines.

The Williams Controls range of electronic throttle controls on display will feature floor-mounted, suspended and rocker pedal versions. These controls are manufactured from die-cast aluminium or plastic and can be factory configured with numerous options.

Options include contacting potentiometer tracks or non-contact Hall-effect rotary sensors; kick-down and hysteresis modules; heel springs and force increase blocks; and a choice of degree variations or angles for the base plates and pedals.

The company’s hand controls include joystick controllers, remote sensors, levers and rotary controls. Features for the company’s self-centring joysticks include IP67 protection for the electronics, 12 to 24Vdc supply, J1939 CANbus output protocol and 12bit Hall-effect sensors. They are also fully-customisable with over 50 potential variations including an ergonomic right/left handle grip orientation and configurable buttons and thumbwheels.

Also on the stand will be Williams Controls’ non-contact Hall-effect and contacting potentiometer sensors, both of which are IP66 rated and configurable depending on the application.

Details of the latest products from each company can be found at www.wmco.com www.pennyandgiles.com or www.pgdt.com . Further information on the recent CWCI acquisition of PG Drives Technology and merger with Williams Controls can be found at www.cwcontrols.com

For further information, sales and reader service enquiries contact:
Jessica Nash, Marketing Specialist, Williams Controls
14100 SW 72ndAvenue,Portland,Oregon,USA97224.
Tel: +1 503-684-8685, Email: jnash@wmco.com Web: www.wmco.com

For press information contact:
Simon Cantillion, Cantillion King Advertising
16 The Cornhill, Stroud,Gloucestershire,GL5 2JT,United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)1453 755551 Fax: +44 (0)1453 751525
E-mail: simon@cka.co.uk Web: www.cka.co.uk

About Curtiss-Wright Industrial, Williams Controls
Williams Controls is the world leader in electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic throttle controls for commercial vehicles.  With the broadest product range of electronic pedal assemblies in the market, Williams Controls can work with you to provide custom designs for your specific application. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, Williams Controls is part of Curtiss-Wright Motion Controls, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. For more information visit www.wmco.com .

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Controls segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for niche actuation and drive applications, integrated sensors and electronic subsystems internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.com .

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The Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial (www.cwc-ind.com) business unit is formed from a group of established specialist companies who are experts in the design, testing, manufacture and marketing of a range of components and systems for the safe and reliable operation and control of mobile and static machinery - especially advanced electric-powered vehicles, heavy trucks, buses, off-road and military vehicles and motorsport. Penny & Giles Controls (www.pennyandgiles.com)Delivers rugged component level solutions using the latest non-contact sensing technologies, and specializes in rotary, linear and tilt position sensors; joysticks; solenoid actuators and associated electronic signal conditioning. The business was first established in 1956 and pioneered aerospace sensing and data recording technologies with a reputation for quality, performance and reliability. The aerospace business continues today within other Curtiss-Wright business units. The company joined Curtiss-Wright in 2002. PG Drives Technology (www.pgdt.com)Delivers rugged subsystem solutions including programmable controllers and drives used in a wide variety of advanced electric-powered vehicles such as forklifts, pallet loaders, mobility scooters and wheelchairs, serving the industrial and medical markets. These products deliver precise variable power from batteries to electric drive motors, and are fully programmable to suit various motor profiles, voltages and power levels. The business was first established in 1976 and was originally part of the Penny & Giles group of companies. The company joined Curtiss-Wright in 2012. Williams Controls (www.wmco.com)Delivers rugged component level solutions and is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly-engineered electronic sensors and electronic throttle controls for heavy trucks, off-road equipment, and buses. The business was first established in 1937 and pioneered the development of the first electronic throttle control for large diesel engines, quickly becoming the world leader in the design and manufacture of electronic throttle controls for trucks and buses. The company joined Curtiss-Wright in 2012. Further information is available from the Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial website (www.cwc-ind.com) or by calling +44 (0)1425 271444.

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...by combining its global leadership in electronic throttle controls with Curtiss-Wright's Controls segment, the business can more quickly achieve its strategic vision
Kevin Rayment (Curtiss-Wright Controls)