Ground Power Units for Aircraft, 400Hz Solid-State Units, PCA units for Aircraft, Cables & Hoses
ITW GSE is a leading supplier of ground power units, pre-conditioned air units, cables and hoses with roots stretching back nearly 100 years. If you are in aviation and haven’t yet done business with ITW GSE, there are some very good reasons for getting to know us.
ITW GSE combines customer-back innovation with an in-depth knowledge of the GSE industry to develop and deliver solutions that are tailored to your needs. We are motivated by a strong sense of belonging and by the pride we take in serving customers – every day.
Our vision is to supply the aviation industry with the cleanest, most reliable and most cost-efficient GSE systems that improve the working environment for your staff and increase the efficiency of your operations. ITW GSE’s complete range of clean solid-state ground power units, the modular Pre Conditioned Air units that delivers only the amount of fresh air required, not more not less, and the 7400 range of emission free battery operated eGPUs all bear evidence of our efforts and commitment for a greener tomorrow. They also demonstrate ITW GSE’s strong culture of innovation.
As an ITW company (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), we have a unique way of doing business, and financial strength you can depend on. At our core is the talent and dedication of our people. We focus on what we do best, and we strive to do it better than anyone else. We share knowledge, and we learn from our customers. We provide experience you can count on.
Beside living up to industry product standards, ITW GSE is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. Our strategic commitment to actively promote a clean and safe environment throughout all areas of our business aligns perfectly well with ISO 14001.
ITW GSE products are proven to perform.
ITW GSE 2400 Compact GPU - The market's best choice
The ITW GSE 2400 Compact GPU series is the market’s best choice when it comes to solid-state, point-of-use GPUs. It is small and simple, reliable and robust. It has all kinds of outstanding technical qualities from the unique output voltage at the aircraft plug, the common ITW GSE user interface, soft-ware update via USB to the standard overload capabilities that matches all types of aircraft.
Optimum voltage at the aircraft plug
The 2400 Compact GPU is equipped with the patented Plug & Play system. Therefore, you experience an outstanding voltage quality at the aircraft plug. This is what matters and what makes your aircraft accept the voltage from the GPU.
The Plug & Play means that the ITW GSE 2400 Compact fulfills the stringent requirements of most installations as it compensates for long symmetrical output cables, unbalanced loads as well as various power factors. The magnetic wave-shaping topology ensures a clean input power with a unity power factor and a current THD less than 5%.
The ITW GSE 2400 Compact also provides other outstanding features such as:
- 400% standard overload which makes the GPU future-proof
- ITW GSE common user interface
- Maximum personal safety
- Easy access for cable connection & vital components
- Suits all types of aircraft incl. A380, A350, B787
ITW GSE 2400 Power Coil - The Aesthetic Power Solution for a neat, nice and pleasant apron
The ITW GSE 2400 Power Coil includes a 400 Hz, 90 kVA power supply and a cable coil in one single enclosure.
This leaves the PBB and the apron nice and neat and pleasant to look at. Especially, where glass bridges is the preferred solution, the aesthetic aspect is important. The Power Coil works perfectly well with all sizes of bridges and all types of aircraft.
Innovative Solution based on Experience
The ITW GSE 2400 Power Coil offers a highly reliable and robust design including a front plate in stainless steel. The Power Coil has an improved cable guidance system that ensures easy and smooth cable handling.
As a standard, the Power Coil comes with 24m of cable (useable length). However, the spacious housing has room for at least 28m cable. The cable is rolled completely into the housing after use. The rolling automatically stops when the plug head is level with the lower edge of the Power Coil thus leaving the apron free.
- Quick & Easy installation
- Less stress on the passenger boarding bridge
- Supply all Aircraft (PF 0.8 – PF1)
- Optimum voltage quality at the aircraft plug
- High reliability and easy maintenance
- Innovative design
- ITW GSE Operator Interface
- Downloads and Updates via USB
- Weight reduction compared to the traditional solution with a separate converter and a cable coil
- Space saving
- One complete, tested and adjusted system
- Requires only mounting and mains input cable installation
- No cable compensation / adjustment needed
- Simplified mechanical installation
ITW GSE 7400 eGPU - for cleaner and greener airports
The ITW GSE 7400 is a true game changer in the ongoing quest for lowering the environmental impact at airports. Zero CO2 and NOx emissions at the place of work and drastic reduction of noise is the key for achieving greener airports and better working environments. The 7400 GPU does just that! As the eGPU uses battery power (instead of diesel), it is practically clean and silent. Further the eGPU emits no NOX into its operating environment. In this way, it contributes significantly to a cleaner and safer working environment for your employees.
The ITW GSE 7400 eGPU is set to change how airports think about ground power without making compromises. It is independent due to the onboard battery packs and can easily be transported to wherever it is needed. The flexible 7400 eGPU provides the same outstanding, well-proven features as other ITW GSE solid-state GPUs, including accurate and clean output voltage at the aircraft plug, and individual phase regulation of each output phase. It can perform multiple turnarounds before it needs recharging, and can be recharged from any standard 50/60Hz socket.
The 7400 eGPU combines two known technologies into one innovative GPU:
- State-of-the-art Li-ion technology at input
- ITW GSE solid-state converter technology at output.
This is your guarantee for a very reliable battery ground power unit.
ITW GSE 7400 JetEx 28 VDC eGPU
The ITW GSE 7400 JetEx 28 VDC eGPU is a purely battery driven unit. Therefore, it is super quiet and emission free to the benefit of operators and staff. It also makes the eGPU ideal for hangar and for remote use as well.
The eGPU can be used for engine start, ramp operations or for test of avionics. Actually, the 7400 has enough power to perform up to 100 engine starts on a full charge. If need be, the 28 VDC power unit can be charged simultaneously while delivering power to an aircraft.
The ITW GSE 7400 JetEx 28 VDC eGPU combines two known technologies into one innovative GPU.
The JetEx eGPU is powered by a 4 fourth-generation Nissan Leaf battery pack with a capacity of 40 kWh. The same type of battery as in all Nissan branded electric vehicles. Since 2010, over 400,000 of these vehicles have been sold, with close to 90,000 in 2018 alone.
At the output of the eGPU is ITW GSE’s well-proven 28 VDC solid-state converter. This combination of two tried and true technologies has created the rock-solid eGPU.
The ITW GSE 7400 JetEx eGPU is well suited to cover the power need for aircraft like the following:
- Cessna Citation
- Gulfstream G250
- Dassault FalconJet
- ATR 42 & 72
ITW GSE 3500 – unique PCA with ground-breaking technology
Optimized airflow and passenger comfort
The ITW GSE 3500 is the only PCA on the market to adapt its airflow to the specific aircraft type and not just to an aircraft category. Automated Aircraft Type Detection enables the PCA to optimize the cooling performance through an integration with VDGS, BMS or other data collecting systems which automatically transfers information on the arriving aircraft type to the PCA as soon as the aircraft approaches the gate. Thus, the 3500 PCA knows the exact aircraft setting and can deliver the optimal airflow into the cabin instead of an average airflow determined by the aircraft category. Automated Aircraft Type Detection optimizes the airflow and increases the cooling performance by more than 50%. This enhances the cabin temperature and ensures a higher passenger comfort.
Intelligent power utilization
The 3500 PCA carries the same advantages as its predecessor, the 3400, such as a truly modular design which makes it possible to change the cooling module in only 20 minutes. Also, the ITW GSE PCAs are ‘the brain’ in the Intelligent Power Management (IPM) system, allowing you to exploit your installed gate power smarter. With the IPM concept, the PCA monitors all connected equipment at the gate. If the GPUs require maximum power for a short period of time, the PCA simply adjusts its own consumption to stay below the pre-set current limit of the complete gate system. This happens quickly and smoothly, so the passengers do not feel any change in the cabin temperature.
Variable Frequency Drive enables easy and stepless regulation of the discharge temperature reducing the energy consumption of the 3500 PCA to a minimum since it supplies the exact amount of cold air required and not more. Stepless regulation implies less mechanical stress, boosts reliability, and gives a better return on investment. The excellent high-power factor of >0.97 means a line current reduction of up to 20% compared to similar PCA units with the same rating.
The ITW GSE 3500 comes with the option of a built-in 400 Hz GPU and is the ideal solution for narrow body contact gates. Having only one single unit on the passenger boarding bridge saves space, reduces the weight, and makes the PBB solution aesthetic. It also eases the installation and requires less cabling which leads to lower infrastructure costs. The 3500 PCA is available for mounting underneath the Passenger Boarding Bridge, as an apron mounted unit, and in a mobile version.
Smart advantages of the ITW GSE 3500 PCA
- Automated Aircraft Type Detection optimizes airflow and improves cooling capacity
- Intelligent Power Management reduces infrastructure costs
- Low energy consumption
- 400 Hz built-in (option)
ITW GSE 1400, 28 VDC GPU - small and easily maneuverable
The ITW GSE 1400 is a small, light and easy maneuverable solid-state GPU that does not take up much space neither in mobile nor in the fixed version.
The solid-state technology means that wear and tear is limited to a minimum since there are no rotating parts.
The result is a very reliable and dependable unit that is built to last for a long time. In case of service or repair, the canopy can be completely removed within minutes, thus leaving full access to all parts.
Available in the following ratings:
- 400A – 600A with peak loads of 1600 and 2400A
- The units are available in mobile as well as in fixed versions.
ITW GSE EcoGate
ITW GSE EcoGate – unleashes up to 50% surplus power by interlinking gate equipment
By linking your GSE equipment together in an integrated system, EcoGate unlocks new efficiencies and removes power-related barriers to progress at the gate.
Many airports want to modernize and enhance their gate capabilities, but find their options limited by existing power infrastructure. EcoGate removes these barriers by integrating ITW GSE ground support units in a high-efficiency system. The technologies that make EcoGate possible are built in to the ITW GSE 3500 PCA and include data communication, Intelligent Power Management technology, and the ability to manage and share power. They also cover broader optimization capabilities such as Automated Aircraft Type Detection which allows the PCA to automatically adapt output to incoming aircraft types detected by VDGS, BMS and other systems.
More than power management
Intelligent Power Management (IPM) is a key technology in EcoGate. The dynamic power distribution that IPM provides helps control power infrastructure costs, while working with other EcoGate technologies to improve efficiency and reduce complexity for GSE operators.
IPM is hosted in the 3500 PCA and allows the intelligent PCA to manage all connected ITW GSE units at the gate. Should the GPUs, that are the most critical connections during flight preparations, require maximum power for a short period of time, the PCA smoothly adjusts its own consumption to stay below the pre-set limit of the total system.
The 3500 PCA manages the installed power without compromising neither the power nor the fresh air requirements of the aircraft, offering the airport a simpler installation that is easier to maintain and takes up less space. It also allows more equipment at the gate, reduces complexity, and ensures that you will never exceed your available power capacity. This is much in line with ITW GSE’s philosophy of keeping things simple to increase efficiency and reliability.
Airports around the world are at their power capacity limits. For those, the advantages of going from traditional gate to EcoGate are obvious. IPM enables them to add another GPU, one more PCA or other equipment without heavy investments in new basic infrastructure. And for new projects, IPM reduces complexity and the cost of power-related installations. In both cases, it’s all about more value for money.
- Advance your gate economics with improvements you could not make affordably before.
- Optimize equipment efficiencies and reduce the risk of human error.
- Electrify your gate and reduce your carbon footprint further.
- Modernize your infrastructure planning based on a microgrid approach.
- Start your journey towards integrated solutions and services at the gate.
ITW GSE 3500 Air Coil
Protect your hoses and ensure safe operations with the ITW GSE Air Coil. EcoGate enabled and optimized for use with our 3500 PCA, the Air Coil maximizes cooling performance and keeps passengers comfortable by ensuring the best possible airflow.
- Capacity up to 30m (100 ft) hose (depending on hose type)
- Unit control integrated with PCA connector
- Coil in and out via wireless, battery-free communication
- Integrated controls with ITW GSE PCA
- Left- or right-side inlet (subject to configuration)
- Fixed or swivel installation up to 180°
- Automatic hose detection for fully retracted hose
- Maintenance-free, direct-drive gear motor
ITW GSE Power Share
Most airport gates are designed to generate more power than what is required to meet the aircraft’s power needs. The ITW GSE Power Share technology ensures that the excess power from the grid can be used for other applications and be distributed efficiently to AC-powered equipment, DC chargers or eGPU.
The Power Share is a smart outlet box that can be integrated in a fixed ITW GSE GPU or remotely installed for an ITW GSE Power Coil or PCA. The Power Share will always prioritize supplying the available power to the GPU/PCA over other connected equipment which is simply disconnected. The disconnected equipment will automatically be reconnected when power becomes available.
- Charge your eGPU or other AC units with excess power from your 2400/2400 Power Coil or 3500 PCA without having to upgrade existing gate infrastructure.
- Always prioritizes the needs of your GPU and PCA supply to other equipment is toggled automatically when power is available.
- Can be attached to your fixed 2400 GPU or installed independently and connected to a Power Coil or PCA