Propellant Actuated Devices (PADs)
PacSci EMC – with our extensive lab capabilities, world-renowned chemists, and ability to meet extremely tight performance parameters – leads the way in the design, manufacture, and delivery of PAD energetic materials across the globe. For aircraft, missiles, space, marine, ground vehicles and oil & gas applications, our propellant actuated devices (PADs) deliver premier performance.
Propellant actuated systems are compact, self-contained devices that utilize the energy supplied by gases produced by burning propellants to initiate a mechanical action. They can be triggered in any number of ways: by explosive transfer lines (ETLs), electric detonators, pressure cartridges, or internal explosive cartridges.