Founded in 1943 as The Marotta Engineering Company, Marotta Controls is a third-generation, family-owned company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of pressure, flow, motion and electronic control systems and components designed for the aerospace, space, defense and commercial markets. The company employs approximately 200 individuals at its state-of-the-art facility in Montville, where all of the research and development, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, quality control and program management takes place.
Traditionally, Marotta has been focused on high-performance and high-end valves, typically for military, defense, aerospace and rockets. These valves control the uses of gases and fluids in various applications.
Patrick Marotta, president and CEO of the company, says that – as an example – when a satellite orbiting the earth utilizes the valves, “if there is limited fuel on board, having the ability to open the valve, use the fuel and then close the valve when the fuel is not needed, is important. That limited fuel may have to last 10 years, so having a valve that is reliable is vital to an application like that. And that reliability is something in which we take pride.”
Today, the company is making a major push towards the research and development of electronic controls and actuators. The company has developed a Piezo-based valve to replace a traditional Solenoid valve, Marotta says.
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