PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March 11, 2013 - Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has signed a 30-year agreement with Brazilian aerospace innovator Embraer S.A. to supply hydraulic filter manifolds and assemblies for KC-390 aircraft. The Embraer KC-390 is a medium-size military jet under development that relies on a sophisticated “fly-by-wire” (electronic) flight control system. The Pall filter manifolds will purify the pressurized hydraulic fluids that power the KC-390’s flight control systems, cargo door, and landing gears against contamination, thereby enhancing aircraft reliability. The first shipments are expected by the end of 2013.
Pall will supply hydraulic filter manifolds and assemblies for Embraer KC-390 aircraft. (Photo: Business Wire)
Contaminants can be introduced into hydraulic system fluids from the environment, during manufacturing and routine maintenance, and from component wear. If this contamination is not removed it will recirculate, potentially causing corrosion, fluid degradation, reduced system efficiency and, eventually, failure of the associated components. Fine filtration and purification remove minute particles and water to improve the service life, reliability and performance of the hydraulic system components. To bolster protection for the KC-390’s power systems, Pall is customizing hydraulic manifolds and assemblies based on the latest filtration technology in accordance with Embraer’s specifications.
Pall’s association with Embraer dates back to the 1970s and has evolved through the years. “Pall is pleased to be teaming with Embraer on the KC-390 strategic alliance,” said Mark Morris, president, Pall Aeropower Corp. “We’re looking forward to building on the current relationship and collaborating with Embraer on future aircraft applications.”
Pall Aerospace provides filtration and separation solutions for a broad range of commercial and military fluid applications, including air, fuel, lube, hydraulic and transmission. Its filter products are used on major aircraft platforms and ground service and military equipment worldwide. Pall Aeropower Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pall Corporation.
Headquartered in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Embraer S.A. is a global leader in the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security markets. In the last six years, Embraer has invested nearly $1 billion in research and development. Embraer Aviation International SAS operates as a subsidiary of Embraer S.A.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation is an S&P 500 company serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit www.pall.com/green.