Existing methods for attaching arresting gear purchase cable terminals on ships are labor intensive, dangerous, and time consuming. Edare’s Compact Swaging Machine (CSM) is an advanced hydraulic system that replaces the current methods with a safe, highly automated process that significantly reduces maintenance hours and keeps arresting engines ready to recover aircraft.
While the current process takes multiple sailors as much as 12 hours to complete one terminal, the CSM enables one sailor to complete the automated and highly repeatable swaging process in less than one hour. This will provide substantial cost savings and quality-of-life improvements for U.S Navy sailors. It is estimated the CSM will reduce workload requirements by up to 500 man-hours per deployment.