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Bental to present advanced motion systems for land platforms at Eurosatory including Merkava IV MBT installations

14th June 2010 - 09:25 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Bental Industries, recognized worldwide for its high quality, field proven electric motion & power systems, will be presenting a range of advanced electric motors and blowers including its battle proven Merkava IV and Namer installations at this year's Eurosatory, Israel Pavilion, booth D-770.

The Merkava IV, equipped with bental's systems, will be on display at the Israel pavilion, as well as at interactive stations where the range of Bental's installations onboard can be viewed. The company's vast experience and its track record of providing rugged, light, and powerful motion systems of the highest quality has led to their selection as the systems of choice for the IDF's remarkable Merkava. The Merkava IV is outfitted throughout with some twenty motors and blowers whose spectacular performance under difficult combat and environmental conditions has led to their selection for the IDF's new, advanced Namer AFV. In addition to a variety of other IDF AFVs.

"Eurosatory provides an opportunity for us to present our systems both as specific land platform solutions for prospective clients and as successful parts of major operational platforms like the Merkava and the new Namer," Says Shmuel Mendel, Bental's CEO. He goes on to say, "Bental regards the land systems market as a critical and strategic one. We've invested heavily in it, initiated a number of projects, and are currently working on several new developments all designed specifically for land based applications."

Bental regularly supplies specially modified systems for each specific customer while boasting the ability to ramp-up production rates to meet any required increase in quantity. The MRAP project highlights this point. For this large scale project, Bental has been able to start supplying high volumes of its motors with an extremely short lead time.

Underscoring its long, hard earned track record of operational success with a comprehensive land systems power and motion product offerings for AFVs and other ground force platforms, the company has distinguished itself for years as the leading electric power & motion systems supplier for Israel's defense industry, the IDF, and a host of military and civilian clients around the globe.

Bental's products offer the benefits of simplicity combined with the unique attributes of customization. Known for their ability to provide uniquely wide ratios of low weight to high power, Bental's products boast a level of reliability that enables them to withstand particularly punishing conditions including strong vibrations, shock, temperature extremes, dust, and humidity. The company presents a range of DC brushless and brush motors as well as blowers. These perform critical tasks that enable the operation of vital, complex systems and high levels of reliability under challenging field conditions. Over its years of experience and with a multitude of products, the company has been able to maintain its emphasis on ensuring that its products always meet specific customer and platform requirements.

The company's line of DC Brushless Motors and DC Brush Motors ranges from 28W to 4KW and serves a multitude of roles and a broad range of land applications. These include limited angle torque motors for sight control as well as motors for turret control, tank or AFV commander hatch, overhead weapon stations, active armor systems, air-conditioning & NBC systems door-assist actuators, and more. Bental specializes in low voltage brushless and brush motors, however the company's engineering capabilities enable it to meet specific customer requirements by offering high voltage electric products as well. High voltage has a correspondingly low current demand on the system. This results in overall savings since there is no need for either a thick and heavy harness or for physically large electronic components. Low voltage products offer the advantages of light weight and small size while providing high power and high reliability in the same package. The company meets special customer demands by designing and manufacturing custom feed-back sensors, Tacho generators, specialized electric brakes, reduction gears, and many other customized components. These sensors provide the system with feedback capabilities that include information on shaft angular location, rotation speed, etc.

The company's blowers move large volumes of air in and out of an AFV's protected interior compartment extracting smoke and other types of airborne contaminants, while supplying clean air to personnel onboard, The company's Dust Scavengers prevent dust from entering a tank's or AFV's engine. Bental's blowers and Dust Scavengers are an outgrowth of the company's well known motors. The company has been able to combine its specially designed aerodynamic components with its high performance motors to produce precisely directed, efficient, high capacity air flow entering or leaving a given compartment in a manner specifically required by each platform. This affords the range of performance parameters that have made Bental's proven blowers the choice of leading combat land platform users worldwide.

Source: Bental


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