Greene Tweed Highlights Innovative Aerospace Products at HAI Heli Expo 2023

Greene Tweed, a manufacturer of high-performance sealing solutions, engineered components, and custom sealed connectors will be showcasing its products for the vertical aviation industry at the HAI Heli Expo 2023, from March 7-9th, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Booth C2231.

Greene Tweed’s innovative portfolio of high-performance components aimed at the vertical aerospace market includes thermoplastic composite aerospace brackets, custom-engineered sealing solutions, and fiber optic connectors. Using advanced materials and precision engineering, Greene Tweed products are designed to offer consistent and dependable performance in the harshest environments.

Products on display at Booth C2231 will include Xycomp® DLF™ high performance, thermoplastic composite brackets. Developed as part of Greene Tweed’s role as innovators in the evolution of aerospace, these brackets can endure the substantial demands of aerospace environments, while offering significant weight savings over metallic parts. They are 35 to 50 percent lighter than competitive metallic components, making them an excellent replacement for metal materials.

Greene Tweed uses its proprietary compression molding system to produce complex-contour shapes for near-net, intricate geometry with molded-in features, such as bushings or attachment points. The material meets fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) safety requirements for interior aerospace parts, and offers excellent resistance to aerospace solvents, high temperatures, and high vibrations for extended component life. In addition, Xycomp® DLF™ brackets can be recycled upon removal from an aircraft.

Also on display will be Greene Tweed’s extensive range of custom-engineered sealing solutions, manufactured from high-performance elastomers and thermoplastics. Manufactured from materials like Arlon PEEK and Avalon PTFE, the sealing solutions from Greene Tweed offer excellent resistance to extreme temperature, pressure, corrosive chemicals, and other forms of damage/degradation aircraft components and systems routinely face. The portfolio for the helicopter market includes O-Rings, GT series of T-Seals and bearings, V-Rings and V-Stacks, double-acting Rod & Piston Seals, and Metal Spring Energized (MSE) sealing solutions.

With an extensive electrical and fiber optic portfolio, Greene Tweed will showcase the Seal-Connect catalog at HAI Heli Expo 2023. Notable products include the FC DRY HP and ST DRY HP series connectors, adapters, permanent bulkhead feedthroughs, dust caps, and Fiber Protec series of armored fiber optic cables. All components are available in standard as well as custom design options to provide hermetic seal integrity against moisture and particulates, under temperatures ranging from 55C to 85C, and keep fiber connectivity intact.

Seal-Connect electrical connectors can improve thermal and electrical properties with significant weight savings, when compared to traditional glass to metal sealed bulkhead connectors. Seal-Connect will also feature electrical connectors manufactured with Arlon 3000XT, a proprietary cross-linked PEEK, for increased mechanical properties at extreme temperatures ranging from 260C to 300C.

Greene Tweed products for the vertical aerospace market are designed to provide highly customizable component solutions guaranteed to provide excellent performance under extremely challenging operating conditions.