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Force Control Industries, Inc.
3660 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, Ohio 45014 USA
Phone 513-868-0900 | Fax 513-868-2105

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Force Control Industries continues to offer new products, or does new applications. This page will keep you up to date with what is happening. Learn about new applications, success stories, and trade shows we are attending..

Current Press Release

Helicopter transmission overhaul

Oil shear technology ensures helicopter transmission test stands operate continuously, without adjustment, while achieving precise positioning for desired percentages of load.
Elizabeth Engler Modic (Edited by)

Professional Aircraft Accessories (PAA) in Titusville, Florida, specializes in the repair and overhaul of landing gear, accessories, instrumentation, pressurization, radio, radar avionics, and airframe components. Already well entrenched in fixed-wing aircraft, expanding into the helicopter market was a natural extension, and the request for quote (RFQ) for overhaul and recertification of OH-58 Kiowa helicopter transmissions provided a perfect opportunity. 

There was only one caveat: a very condensed timeframe. PAA officials found that oil shear braking technology helped them meet the technical requirements of the project and the fast response needed for initial certification testing.

Short-fused project takes off

While the system was designed for vertical operation the brake was mounted horizontally to allow direct torque measurement.

With the RFQ approved, PAA officials had four months to design and build a dynamometer test stand and overhaul three transmissions to get their project verification audit from the Army. Given the short timeframe, the project engineering team opted to use non-regenerative technology. Jerry Leach, director of production engineering and planning, led the team designing the system.

“Designing a system to do what we wanted with regenerative technology would have been more efficient, but it would have taken 4x longer and cost at least twice as much,” Leach says. “We contracted out key components of a system we could build in-house and decided to dump power into the system and then load it via braking. This is very effective, but it builds up a lot of heat which must be exhausted.”

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Learn More About the Newest Products from Force Control Industries

Visit Us at the following upcoming Trade Shows.

Force Control Industries is continually upgrading and developing new products for many major industries. To this end we participate in some of the major trade shows related to our products. This is the perfect time to see and touch new products, speak with knowledgeable application engineers, learn about the benefits of Oil Shear Technology, and make some good friends.

Give us a call and we can set up a private meeting with sales, engineering, or management to discuss new projects, or special situations.

Our upcoming trade show schedule

ICON International Concrete Exposition    BOOTH #461

ICON Expo 2018

Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
February. 9-10, 2018
Your one stop shop for repair and replacement of Posidyne Clutch Brakes, Posistop Brakes, MagnaShear Brakes *Bescodyne, *BescoStop, *BescoShear, and *Smart Pac Shafts.

SME 2018 Annual Conference and Expo   BOOTH #1046

SME Header Logo Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN.
February 25-28, 2018
Learn how Force Control brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology extend life, and reduce maintenance, on brakes for cranes, hoists, winches and conveyors. Operating motor brake, understand oil shear technology, and see the new hazardous duty brake.

The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition   BOOTH #3249

                         AIST 2018 Music City Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA.
May 7-10, 2018
Learn how Force Control brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology extend life, and reduce maintenance, on brakes for cranes, hoists and winches.

Electrical Apparatus Service Association ( EASA ) Show   BOOTH #226

EASA 2018 Convention Milwaukee, WI June 24-26 Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 24-26, 2018

Learn how Force Control brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology extend life, and reduce maintenance, on brakes for cranes, hoists, winches conveyors, trippers, palletizers, stackers, elevators, and much more. Ask about hazardous duty brakes.


HMS Heavy Movable Structures 2018 Biennial Symposium Renaissance Orlando at Sea World
8623 Vineland Avenue, Orlando, Florida
October 22 – 25, 2018

Learn how Force Control clutches and brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology extend life, and reduce maintenance, on brakes for cranes, hoists, winches, bridges, auxiliary drives and more. The totally enclosed sealed units are maintenance free and require no adjustment.

Automotive Testing Expo   Booth #10013 

Automotive Testing Expo 2018 Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, MI
October 23-25, 2018

Learn about Low Speed-High Torque Load Brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology for smooth to 0 RPM controllable load for continuous extended testing.

International Workboat Show 


Earnst N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
November 28 - November 30, 2018

MagnaShear Marine Duty motor brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology. An ideal upgrade to replace dry friction brakes used on deck winches, port cranes, bulk material handling conveyors. The totally enclosed sealed units are designed for fresh or salt water applications.

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