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Irma Update: CDA to Remain Open on Voluntary Basis
September 12, 2017

CDA will continue to be open on a voluntary/optional basis for those employees who are able to and wish to come to work through Friday, September 15. If employees are not comfortable leaving their homes or families or if the roads remain unsafe, the balance of the week will not be mandatory work days. Upon clearing of the roads and traffic lights returning to working order, we will expect everyone to return to work on a normal schedule.


Irma Update: CDA to be Open Tuesday, September 12
September 11, 2017

As of Monday morning, CDA has electrical power and no visible damage to the building. CDA will be open on Tuesday, September 12 on a voluntary/optional basis for those employees who are able to and wish to come to work. If employees are not comfortable leaving their homes or families or if the roads remain unsafe, Tuesday is not a mandatory work day. Upon clearing of the roads and traffic lights returning to working order, we will expect everyone to return to work on a normal schedule.


CDA to be Closed Monday, September 11
September 10, 2017

Employees and Customers,

CDA will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017 due to conditions from Hurricane Irma. Please check back tomorrow for status concerning Tuesday.

CDA Management


CDA Ships 1st units with magnetic encoder!
March 31, 2017

CDA is proud to announce our 1st shipment of a new product that uses a Non-Contact Magnetic Encoder in place of traditional analog commutation devices.  This encoder module does not add anything to the overall length of the unit compared to our standard field directors, and only a minor increase in diameter  compared to the standard field director.  This encoder can be added to any of CDA’s existing motor offerings for any customer that wishes to have digital commutation and position feedback all encapsulated in 1 module. 

CDA will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this new product, its uses, and where it may be of a some benefit for our customers.


CDA Completes Harmonic Drive Integration
April 29, 2015

CDA recently completed integration of a Harmonic Drive gearbox with a CDA manufactured motor and will begin qualification testing at the beginning of May.


CDA Awarded Contract for Antenna Actuators for Solar Orbiter
October 23, 2013

CDA Selected for Solar Array and Arm Motors on OSIRIS-REx
December 20, 2012

CDA to Add 1/2 Frame Motor
September 5, 2012

New to the CDA lineup of modular actuators is the 1/2" motor and gear train. The 1/2" frame is a scaled down version of CDA's semi-custom modular product line and follows the same design practices used in the other seven frame sizes.

CDA's semi-custom modular design concept enables this new product to take advantage of CDA's extensive flight heritage, allowing for flight qualification by similarity of design in most space and aerospace applications.

These actuators will also take advantage of CDA’s heritage in extreme temperature and pressure environments such as those encountered in down hole Oil & Gas and cryogenic space exploration.

The 1/2" motor is initially being developed as a "long stack" in order to offer similar performance as the current 3/4" standard products. The expected nominal torque output is expected to be near 1 oz-in for the long stack but is scalable to other configurations as necessary.

Please contact us if you would like any additional information regarding this new product offering.