Cleeve Technology Incorporated
Posted on May 17, 2019

Cleeve Technology specializes in the manufacturing and supply of electrical interconnect for the aerospace and defence industries. With a passion for innovation, this Canadian SME offers the kind of in-house capabilities, qualifications and accreditations necessary to support customers’ needs for the most demanding environments.

Established in 1999, Cleeve initially focused on supplying electrical interconnect components and materials to the aerospace and defence sectors, but soon transitioned to providing complete wired and tested assemblies and systems from its Canadian operating companies located at multiple sites in Canada as well as its facilities in the UK.

Success in the aerospace landing gear sector with dressings and electrical design allowed Cleeve to become “risk-sharing partners” where they now invest in design, engineering and testing to validate electrical connectivity systems.

The Government’s new defence policy “Strong, Secure, Engaged” represents a new vision and approach to defence, and Cleeve President Paul Church says the company “can offer huge potential for IRB obligors.”

Over the past 20 years, Cleeve has developed a strong presence in the defence industry on just about all platforms that move – ships, tanks or aircraft – and on any of the systems that are used on them. Cleeve has been selected by major defence OEMs as a supply partner for a wide range of products and services in support of large DND projects. Their products also work on commercial or industrial platforms, although with different performance requirements.

From weapon systems to communications systems, to radar and data acquisition systems, right down to basic electrical supply – they all need wire and cable to connect it all together, and this “interconnect’ is where Cleeve Technology shines. Looking at a modern war ship such as the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) that will soon be under construction in Halifax, we find that miles and miles of cables are required to connect everything together. While fiber optics and multiplexing and wireless options are being used extensively, the need for amps and volts requires copper wire and connectors. Then there is the power required to drive the engines and related systems – the really BIG cables – and even the cable needed to connect degaussing systems.

Degaussing Systems
To explain “degaussing” in simple terms, think of a steel-hulled ship as a huge floating magnet with a large magnetic field surrounding it. As it moves through the water, this field adds to or subtracts from the Earth’s magnetic field. Those distortions can be detected by magnetic-sensitive ordnance or other devices. A degaussing system will reduce the ship’s effect on the Earth’s magnetic field by controlling the electric current flowing through degaussing coils wound in specific locations within the hull. This, in turn, reduces the possibility of detection – a critical protection mechanism.

There are several different types of degaussing systems used by the navies of today. The basic differences between them can be characterized as to what type of power supply they use, and what type of control circuitry they use. For example, some units use silicon-controlled rectifier solid-state power supplies while other systems use motor generator sets or a mixture of the two.  

To find out more about degaussing or Cleeve’s various products, services or capabilities, contact a Cleeve representative.

Contact Info

716 Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa ON, L1H 7Y2
Contact: Paul Church, President
Tel: +1-905-579-9502