Hartzell Propeller Selects VIMANA and Joins Other Tailwind Units

Berkeley, CA – VIMANA announced that Hartzell Propeller Inc. has selected VIMANA as their manufacturing software platform for improving shop floor production efficiency.

Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the global leader in advanced aircraft propeller and airplane propeller design and aircraft propeller and airplane propeller manufacturing technology. Because of their concentration and commitment to propeller driven aviation, they are the supplier of choice for nearly every major aircraft manufacturer.

Bob Allenbaugh, VP of Manufacturing at Hartzell shared why he and his team selected VIMANA solution: “After the success we had with VIMANA at our Mayday and Hartzell Engine plants, we are excited to bring them into HPI. That now makes three Tailwind operating companies leveraging this technology to improve our production efficiency.”

Rick Moran, Chief Operating Officer of VIMANA appreciated that HPI recognized the value being delivered to the Tailwind franchise and added, “We have really enjoyed working with Bob and all the Tailwind plant teams. Their staff is extremely dedicated to seeking out best of breed technologies and practices to make their business better.”


At the HPI facility in Piqua, Ohio, VIMANA will be monitoring and providing analytics on all the plant’s shop floor equipment including machine tools from Mazak and Southwest Industries as well as metrology gear from Browne & Sharpe.