Bauer, Inc. is a privately-held aerospace and defense company founded in 1916 and based in Bristol, Connecticut. The company specializes in designing and manufacturing test equipment for aviation applications, particularly component test and support systems including fuel and oil engine accessories, pneumatic system components, and electro-mechanical components. Certified with ISO 9001:2008 and MTAPP (Manufacturing Technical Assistance Production Program, a military program ensuring high-quality manufacturers), the company also has business partnerships with Avtron, DAES (DASS Aero Engine Services), Hartech Group, and Falcon Sustainment Group. The company began as an electrical contracting firm and eventually expanded into designing new components for the electrical industry. After World War II, Bauer entered the aerospace market, providing temperature simulation systems for testing engine components. Since the 1930s, the company has focused predominantly on the aircraft component test equipment business.
In 2010, the company acquired the Engineering Support International, LLC (ESI), another test equipment manufacturer. With a workforce of approximately 60 people, Bauer, Inc. maintains a thorough manufacturing capability including: metal fabrication, welding, painting, machining, electrical assembly, hydraulic assembly, mechanical assembly, technicians, inspections, and tests. Following standards laid out by commercial Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs) and military Technical Orders (TOs), Bauer offers products in the following three categories: component test & support equipment, wheel & brake equipment, and tooling. The company’s aircraft component test equipment tests the full spectrum of pneumatic and electro-mechanical components on both commercial and military aircraft. Their engine accessories test fuel and lubrication systems and airflow components for gas turbine engines. Their wheel and brake equipment is also viable across commercial and military platforms.
Finally, Bauer designs and manufactures tooling to support repair and testing of aircraft components. These include component adaptation and calibration under testing and various mechanical components such as (o-rings, stops, bases, pins, cable assemblies, plates, knobs, gages, and many more essential tools). Bauer’s products are fully traceable and meet the tool and test equivalency (TTE) guidelines outlined by the ARINC (Aeronautical Radio, Inc.) Report 668 standards. Bauer offers equipment approved for government use by the General Services Administration (GSA), which provides products and supplies for U.S. government offices. The company holds a contract with the GSA under GSA Contract Number GS 07F 0296V and offers products including: wheel adapters, calibration equipment for torqueing systems, bead breakers, brake test benches, single and dual tire inflators, automatic torqueing systems, and wheel build-up stands. Additionally, Bauer has supplied for major OEMs including: Woodward, Goodrich, Hamilton Sundstrand, Eaton, Honeywell, and Parker.
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