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Discontinued product

As of Q2 2023 we no longer offer the 3400 PCA.

The familiar features of the 3400 PCA along additional new features are now available in the 3500 PCA.

Why should you use a PCA?

The increasing focus on environmental issues means that airports aim to let an external pre-conditioned air unit and a 400 Hz solid-state unit take over the functions of the aircraft APU while the aircraft is parked at the gate. We call this the “Go Green on Ground” concept whereby carbon emission is reduced by approx. 80-85%.

Introducing the new ITW GSE 3500 PCA!

The new ITW GSE 3500 is the only PCA on the market that automatically adapts its airflow to the specific aircraft type - and not just to an aircraft category.
Read more about it here.

Features of the 3400 PCA

  • Flexible, simple and innovative design
  • Easy and time-saving maintenance due to modular design
  • Savings on installation due to low input current
  • Optimal and efficient cooling thanks to variable frequency drives
  • Easy operation and maintenance
  • Passenger comfort and high air quality
  • Tested in a highly advanced in-house PCA climate chamber
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Modular Design in the 3400 PCA

The modular design is the hallmark of ITW GSE and ensures exceptional efficiency and reliability in point-of-use PCAs.

Even with one module inactive, the 3400 PCA continues providing cooled air thus resulting in minimal downtime, avoiding delays and keeping aircraft turn-arounds on schedule.

Stepless Regulation

The 3400 design uses variable frequency drive technology that gives easy, stepless regulation of the discharge temperature. Therefore, the ITW GSE 3400 PCA units supply exactly the required amount of cold air and not more. Most PCAs are designed for peak load conditions although these conditions probably only apply for 10-20 days each year, and deliver excess capacity for about 80% of the time, wasting lots of expensive energy and creating undesirable emissions. Another advantage of the stepless regulation is less mechanical stress – which boosts reliability and service life and gives you a better return on investment.

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Formerly known as AXA Power and Hobart

Until 2018, the ITW GSE 3400 PCA was sold under the AXA Power and Hobart brands.

Read more about our brand history.

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