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Adient’s Ascent business class seating system, which is designed for twin-aisle aircraft, will incorporate Crane’s mcX system into a modular seating concept. The mcX offers a versatile system that easily integrates with existing hardware to provide a smooth and quiet passenger experience.

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Cabin Systems

Adient’s Ascent business class seating system, which is designed for twin-aisle aircraft, will incorporate Crane’s mcX system into a modular seating concept. The mcX offers a versatile system that easily integrates with existing hardware to provide a smooth and quiet passenger experience.

EXPLORE PRODUCTS

Versatile Cabin Seating Systems

Crane offers aircraft seat manufacturers, airlines, and other passenger services a full range of high quality, reliable seating products under our P.L. Porter brand. Our Cabin Systems group primarily serves the commercial aviation market, with solutions for both Premium and Main Cabin seating. Many of our products are also found in other service or industrial applications, where our durable devices can be relied upon under tough conditions.

Brand Expertise: P.L. Porter

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mcX Premium Seat Modular Control System

  • Business and first-class seating
  • Patented “smart unit” modular architecture
  • Flexible and expandable – easy to add and update features
  • Enhanced diagnostic capabilities
  • Smooth, quiet passenger experience 

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Hydrolok Hydraulic Seat Recline Devices

  • Main cabin and transportation seating
  • Maximum service life and reliability
  • Infinite adjustment capability
  • Rigid locking
  • Lightweight model available

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Mechlok Mechanical Seat Recline Devices

  • Main cabin seating and industrial applications
  • Durable and reliable in tough usage conditions
  • Axial load capability of 2,000 lbs

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Control Cables

  • In service on virtually all main cabin seats
  • Low friction, high strength
  • Long service life
  • High cable conduit flexibility for easy routing

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Featured Product

HG Hydrolok

HG Hydrolok

The new HG Hydrolok® from Crane Aerospace & Electronics raises the bar for lightweight, durable main cabin seat recline systems. The HG delivers the performance and reliability of a traditional Hydrolok in the lightest weight on the market. It weighs 20% less than a gas lock, and 50% less than traditional hydraulic locks. Like all Hydroloks, it combines flexible adjustment capability with rigid locking for a high-quality system that requires no maintenance. Learn more about the HG Hydrolok.

Applications

Aircraft

  • Premium and main cabin seats

  • Pilot and crew seats, storage bins, crew rest modules, elevator and door actuation

Office Equipment

  • Chair recline, seat tilt, fore and aft tracking, arm rest adjustment, ergonomic design adjustment

  • Adjustable devices for work surfaces, computer keyboard mounts and table heights

Health and Wellness

  • Wheelchairs, dental chairs, orthopedic / chiropractic / therapy tables

  • Treadmills, weight machines, rowers, steppers

Industrial

  • Machine and process applications for set-up, changeovers and maintenance procedures

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Crane Cabin Systems' Aerospace Legacy

P.L. Porter pioneered the Hydrolok, the first hydraulic aircraft seat recline device, in the 1940s. The product line then matured into electrically-powered seat actuation systems, including designs for single, double, and triple-passenger premium seats. Today, the mcX™ Premium Seat Control System delivers a smooth, quiet, seamless experience for business and first-class customers.

Now known as Crane Cabin Systems, our products are flying on every large commercial aircraft today, from over 50,000 premium seat control systems to over 1 million main cabin seat recline systems. We offer a depth of experience unparalleled in the industry, upon which our customers can rely.

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