Volz Servos GmbH & Co. KG was selected by Orbital to supply our DA 15-T throttle servo for the new Orbital/Insitu N20 engine for ScanEagle. The Volz DA 15-T throttle servo utilizes a brushless motor and contactless position sensor for demanding “on-engine” throttle actuator installations. The larger DA 20-T throttle servo has been utilized for several years by UAV engine manufacturers because of its performance and reliability. The DA 15-T was recently developed for SUAS engine applications that require a smaller/lighter solution. The DA 15-T has been validated by Orbital on the ScanEagle engine application and completed FAR 33.49 engine durability testing as well as hot/cold/EMI/EMC performance and flight testing. Volz has also validated this servo internally by bench testing for over 4,000hrs and achieving over 7 million load cycles without failure.
Phillipp Volz, CEO of Volz Servos stated, “We have been a supplier to Orbital for several years and are glad we were able to supply our new DA 15-T throttle servo to meet the demanding reliability requirements of the new N20 ScanEagle engine.” Phillipp went on to say, “We are excited about supplying initial production volume for this new advanced UAV engine program.” Mark Juhrig, CTO of Volz Servos said, “We did some customization of this servo to meet Orbital’s interface requirements”. Mark went on to say, “each servo is 100% tested including HASS (highly accelerated stress screening) and a detailed data package is supplied with each production servo.”
Volz Servos is a world leader in electro mechanical actuators and has been designing and manufacturing servo solutions since 1983. Volz has gained the reputation as the experts in compact, highly efficient actuators. The actuators are “Made in Germany” under stringent quality controls (ISO 9001:2008) meeting their customer’s highest expectations for quality and reliability.