Next Generation Military Vehicle Protection System
An improved vehicle-mounted protection system was required for use by Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. This high-tech system attaches to land combat and transportation vehicles providing enhanced protection coverage.
In order to generate power for the system using hydraulics, this type of design required a rotary union to transfer the hydraulic energy into a pressure vessel. The rotary union would need to be located in an area that required it to not only transfer the high pressure hydraulic fluid through a pivot point, but also withstand high vibration and shock as the vehicle traversed the terrain.
DSTI's solution incorporated a complete bolt-on rotary union assembly that included features for mounting and supporting the system. The rotary union's robust internal bearing system was confirmed to be suitable for system loads using FEA technology and validated in field testing to withstand extreme mechanical stress by the high pressures and loads encountered.
DSTI was able to provide a complete rotary union assembly; tested and verified in-field to achieve critical specification requirements while meeting strict delivery deadlines. To date, DSTI has delivered over 2,000 units needed to meet the project's demand.
- Complete rotary union and mounting assembly allowed customer to build units quickly to keep up with demand
- Robust internal bearing system tested and verified with FEA and field-testing to withstand all wheel loads and high shock
- DSTI's exclusive sealing system utilized to handle high system pressures and wide temperature ranges - providing high reliability and performance
- Modular design allows for field repair or service if needed