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Strong yet Light: Crane Aerospace & Electronics Debuts New HG Hydrolok® Seat Recline Device at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), introduced the new HG Hydrolok® seat recline and control device today at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016.

The new Hydrolok delivers high performance and reliability at an extremely low weight. It boasts a 50% weight savings over traditional hydraulic locks and 20% over gas locks. Ideal for main cabin seating, the HG Hydrolok is configurable for all typical recline applications and can also be used for seat recline and leg rest functions. It has a best-in-class ultimate load of 4,000 lbf (17,793 N) along with universal Hydrolok features such as infinite adjustment capability, rigid locking and a five-year warranty.

We’re proud to offer the HG Hydrolok as the latest addition to our portfolio of low weight, high-performance, and high-reliability seat recline devices. At a time when the industry is overwhelmingly turning toward stronger, lighter aircraft seats, the HG lock delivers significant weight savings for airlines that use hydraulic or mechanical seat control systems.
Chris Cook, VP Cabin Systems Solutions, Crane Aerospace & Electronics

The Hydrolok family of seat recline devices has been an aircraft industry standard for over 40 years. Since the introduction of the original Hydrolok by P.L. Porter, a Crane Aerospace & Electronics company, in 1947, aircraft manufacturers and airlines have come to rely on the durable devices for seat recline and leg rest controls. All Hydrolok devices combine flexible adjustment capability with rigid locking for a high-quality system that requires no maintenance, saving airlines valuable time and labor.


About Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers proven systems, reliable components and flexible power solutions that excel in tough environments, from engines and landing gear to satellites, missiles and electronic countermeasure devices. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions for aerospace and defense applications, including Sensing Components & Systems, Fluid Management, Power Components & Subsystems, Landing Gear Systems, Cabin Systems, and Microwave Components & Integrated Systems. For more information, visit


About Crane Co.

Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane employs more than 11,000 people at over 150 locations in 26 countries. For more information, visit


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