Technology to be used in floor-cleaning machine


CHARLOTTE, NC – June 10, 2013 – Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it received a contract from a leading manufacturer of floor-cleaning machines to supply its motor controller technology for use in a new electric floor-cleaning machine. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial (CWCI) division will provide its Sigmadrive ACT212S motor controller. The estimated value of the contract over its five year lifetime is in excess of $1 million. Shipments of the motor controllers commenced in the second quarter of 2013.

“We are excited that our electric motor controller technology was selected for use on this new floor cleaning machine,” said Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls. “This agreement marks the first use of our Sigmadrive motor controller in a volume floor-cleaning application and we look forward to a long successful partnership with the manufacturer. Furthermore, this contract award is an example of Curtiss-Wright’s recent end market diversification into advanced electric-powered industrial vehicles.”

The Curtiss-Wright Controls Penny & Giles (P+G) business unit, part of the CWCI division, is manufacturing the products covered by this agreement at its Christchurch, UK facility. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial (CWCI), please visit

About Sigmadrive Motor Controllers

The Sigmadrive family of motor controllers is designed for use in a wide range of electric vehicle applications such as Materials Handling, Airport Ground Support, Industrial, Utility and Mobile Elevating Work Platforms. Sigmadrive controllers possess many features and capabilities that benefit the electric vehicle designer. Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS) technology is fully utilized to provide superior thermal performance and exceptional reliability. The innovative design eliminates all internal links and interconnections, and provides integral heat sinking for all components and terminals. This increases reliability and enables Sigmadrive to provide a higher continuous current and smaller physical size than other controllers of the same power rating. Sigmadrive is designed for use in the challenging environments typical of electric vehicles, providing excellent protection against dust and water in an incredibly low profile, rugged package.

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 controls, and electronic subsystems internationally for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. For more information, visit  

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is an innovative engineering company that provides highly engineered, critical function products, systems and services in the areas of flow control, motion control and surface treatment technologies to the defense, energy and commercial/industrial markets. The legacy company of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of design and manufacturing innovation and prides itself on long-standing customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit