Interface Devices, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of air-driven fluid pumps, hydraulic valves, air and gas boosters, air amplifiers and custom-engineered fluid power products. IDI has provided fluid power solutions to a broad range of applications, including workholding and clamping equipment, Hurst's "Jaws of Life" and SpaceX's Falcon rockets. Read more »
IDI has provided multiple valves to assist with actuating the enormous hydraulic cylinders that lift the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into launch position. SpaceX intends to launch the largest rocket ever built next year, powering its "Falcon Heavy" with 27 engines (compared to the 9 on the current Falcon 9). These rockets are a reusable means of providing supplies to the International Space Station, with aspirations for more space exploration uses in the future.
As a longstanding supplier of highly specialized power units and valves for Hurst's product lines, IDI has custom built units that allow first responders to use available air bottles (commonly known as "Scot Packs") to power the hydraulics on the Jaws of Life tools. This eliminates the need for gas-driven engines that have limitations in portability and range of operation.
IDI has a lengthy standing relationship with Lanmar Logistics in Canada, a company that developed a system allowing personnel on offshore oil rigs to be safely evacuated to the ocean during emergencies. The "PROD" System is essentially a large arm powered and stabilized by hydraulics that keeps transportation and emergency boats from being destabilized during deployment, particularly under inclement weather conditions.
IDI nitrogen boosters are used by Jet Pack International as an affordable and portable way to refill their packs' engines with compressed nitrogen – a component that is vital to their operation. These jet packs hold numerous world records for flight duration and altitude, including a little excursion over the Grand Canyon.
IDI manufactures a line of purpose-built equipment for servicing aircraft, including gas boosters used for on-board systems and portable hydraulic "mules" used for testing functions such as landing gear. IDI ground support systems have been used all over the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Major aircraft companies such as FedEx, United and McDonnell Douglas have used IDI-manufactured GSE.
Watch now: IDI was featured as an industry leader on the World's Greatest!... cable television show.
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