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Marotta Controls Incorporated
Industry Aerospace
Maritime industry
Founded 1943, Montville, New Jersey
Headquarters Montville, NJ
Power Supplies
Control Actuation Systems
Pneumatic Systems, Hydraulic Systems
Smart Valves Valves
Solenoid Valves
Satellite Propulsion

Marotta Controls, Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture and integration of precision control systems and electronics for applications in the aerospace, space, marine and defense sectors. Patrick Marotta founded the company during World War II in the basement of a garage. Marotta is now a 200+ employee corporation operating out of a 115,000 square foot facility in Montvillle, NJ. Marotta manufactures systems including power electronics, control actuation systems, space propulsion systems, pneumatic weapon ejection systems, pressure regulating and relief valves, solenoid valves, piezo actuated valves, manifolds, multi-function valves and more. Marotta has been a large defense contracting supplier for systems to control pressure, motion, fluid, electronics and power for over 70 years.


Marotta was founded in 1943 as The Marotta Engineering Company. Early manufacturing sub-contracts for prime contractors such as General Electric Corporation and RCA enabled Marotta to gain experience in what was to become a particular area of expertise – precision valves and machined components for the rocket and guided missile industry.


Marked the start of Marotta’s business in the design, development and manufacture of valves and systems for critical performance, environment, envelope, size, weight and power constraints for the fledgling rocket industry. Marotta’s controls helped power the X-15 and the Bell X-1.


In the early 1950s, Marotta offered its first high-pressure liquid and gas solenoid valves. In the mid-50s, Marotta developed the balanced poppet valve concept and the 6000 psi solenoid valve. In the late-50s Marotta extended its pressure regulating products to include electrical and remote control applications. Marotta invested heavily in people and facilities while expanding their portfolio to include the chemical, metals processing and offshore oil industries.


In the early 60s Marotta approached the United States Navy with the idea of manifolds for shipboard high and low pressure air stations. Continuing in the early 60s Marotta introduced its first closed-loop pneumatic control system. Throughout the 60s, Marotta was a major contributor to the Gemini, Saturn, Apollo and Lunar Module Missions, by providing hundreds of valves on launch sites, engines and miscellaneous spacecraft systems.


In the early 70s Marotta provided a highly innovative valve solution – a valve sensor for tanks and other armored vehicles that rapidly responded to a sudden bright flash of light, fast enough to discharge pressurized halon and prevent an explosion caused by a live round.

Marotta also continued its support of the space program by supplying valves for the Apollo-Soyuz mission and the Space Shuttle. Marotta provided high pressure control valves and manifolds on the FFG-7 Oliver H. Perry Class and DD-963 Spruance Class ships, as well as Trident Class submarines.


Throughout the 80s, Marotta was recognized and awarded for its quality and service to the Navy with the Aegis Shipbuilding Excellence Award. Marotta continued to provide valves and manifolds to the US Navy on the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer.


In the early 90s Marotta was recognized as a premier supplier to NASA with the award of the George M. Low Award for Quality and Excellence. Marotta also won an award with the International Space Station with orders for valves and valve electronics on the Active Thermal Control System, vacuum valves and proportional flow control valves for temperature control.


In the 2000s Marotta worked to develop the first complete pneumatic system, MPACT (Pure Air Compression Technology). Launched in Paris in 2005, MPACT was selected by both The Boeing Company and NAVAIR for use in the P-8A and the F/A-18.



Marotta Controls specializes in motion and flow control products to the aerospace industry with compact, lightweight control products designed specifically for airborne and ground service applications. Systems include a variety of high-pressure pneumatic systems, power supplies and electronics.


Marotta Controls has over 50 years of flight-proven heritage for space systems. Marotta’s pressurization and control valves played a critical role in the earliest days of manned spaceflight, from the fuel control valves on the Saturn rocket to propulsion systems for the Lunar Module ascent and descent engines. Today Marotta supplies control valves to several emerging commercial space companies and is one of the largest privately held suppliers for SpaceX.


Marotta’s fluid control systems and sub-systems are used on every US surface and submarine at sea. Marotta’s provides pressure reducing manifolds to control the air systems on board, controls for emergency gas turbines aboard surface ships and critical pressurization valves for nuclear submarines.


Marotta provides several mission-critical controls for today’s complex weapon systems on land, in the air and at sea. Weapon systems include high pressure pneumatic ejection systems, control actuation systems, IR missile seeker cooling systems and a wide variety of power electronics.


Land systems include specialty high pressure fluid controls and critical fire suppression capabilities.


For over 40 years Marotta has supplied solenoid and check valves to the nuclear power industry. Valves are used in fuel transfer applications as well as chemical injection systems.





New Technology[edit]

  • 1-STEP AC-DC Conversion Technology. This innovative new circuit solution uniquely achieves three phase active power factor correction (APFC), power regulation and electrical isolation in a single conversion step.



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