Reivax Upgrades U.S. Air Force PWT Excitation Equipment

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Reivax Upgrades U.S. Air Force PWT Excitation Equipment

In the Arnold Air Force Base (Tennessee, USA), Reivax’s RTX Power excitation equipment controls the wind. The Propulsion Wind Tunnel (PWT) Test Force operates four (4) 83,000 horsepower motors in the Main Drive, two (2) of which (M-1 and M-4) were upgraded with RTX Power systems. These motors were provided with fully redundant 800A static excitation systems.

The purchase of Reivax’s products were part of an approximately $100 Million USD project budget to extend the life and improve the operating capabilities of the M-1 and M-4 motors found in the Main Drive. Reliability of the the RTX Power system, as well as the safety provided, made Reivax the easy choice for the PWT project.

Reivax would like to thank the Arnold Air Force Base and the U.S. Air Force for their continued support.

To learn more about the PWT project, click here.