Fimac Cooling, Environmental Controls and Hydraulic Systems
FIMAC is active in the design / development and production of aerospace equipment, predominantly focusing on cooling and environmental controls (ECS) for aircraft, helicopters and terrestrial ordnance vehicles, cooling systems for recce pods, hydraulic systems – including hydraulic actuators with and without locking devices – dampers, landing gear valves and controls, ram air turbines, and rudder bias actuators (pneumatic).
Founded in 1921, FIMAC is a medium-sized, privately owned company situated in northern Milan (Italy). Over the years, FIMAC has developed a full capability of design and development featuring general and customised equipment with a view to meeting customer requirements. FIMAC is also active in the product support and MRO of equipment for various ministries of defence and is accredited to EN/ISO 9100 standards.
Environmental controls and cooling systems
FIMAC has designed, developed and is producing the EW cooling system for the Eurofighter. It is also developing a temperature control system designed for the recce pods which can be retrofitted under the modern aircraft.
These systems are flexible and unique since they exploit the ram air power and do not need electrical power from the aircraft.
FIMAC have also developed air conditioning system packages for the aerospace sector at large which feature a cooling power of more than 20,000BTUs.
One of FIMAC’s latest achievements in the ordnance sector is the power and conditioning unit for the PZH 2000 vehicle. This system has the peculiarity to provide air conditioning not only to the crew, but also to the artillery charges via a dedicated and separated cooling circuit.
FIMAC is active in the field of hydraulic equipment, with major achievements including the Krueger flap actuator, hydraulic dampers and pressure switches employed in the Tornado fighter; the airbrake hydraulic lock actuators for the G150/G200 executive aircraft; and hydraulic selector valves for the EF2000 aircraft and EH101 helicopter.
Landing gear controls
FIMAC also develop landing gears, such as the landing gear control lever and valves for the Agusta-Westland EH101(US 101) and Aermacchi MB339 aircraft.
Rudder bias actuators
FIMAC develop the rudder bias actuator unit for the G150/G200 executive aircraft. This unit is employed to adapt the aircraft rudder to compensate any asymmetry of the engines thrust.
Ram air turbines
FIMAC’s ram air turbines have been developed for use as prime movers in the functioning of ECS pods. The turbines can supply mechanical power up to 5kW at 30,000rpm.