We all know that Limitorque is an industry leading actuation solution. Since the
Early 1900's, it has continued to innovate from the very first torque and limit
switch to todays digital products with absolute encoders, apt cards and more.
Through these many years, numerous industries have grown to rely on Limitorque
actuators on their most critical processes. With that in mind, let's enjoy the
humorous fable of LTM and think of what would happen if all of a sudden, these
Limtorque actuators no longer existed. Enjoy!
LTM -- A FABLE
Once, in a land far away there were two evil sorcerers known
as EMEIM and elROTORKO. While they were two, they both feared the emperor LTQ THE
MAGNIFICIENT aka LTM.
Meanwhile, there was a fair haired lad that was so madly in love with his fair
maiden that they decided it was time to wed. Thus wed, they embarked on their honeymoon
via the great airport known as ATL. While at ATL they made great plans for the
honeymoon excursion (did I say GREAT).
Meanwhile the evil EMEIM and el ROTORKO decided they could combine their powers
to defeat the emperor LTM. They decided that they must render every device
LTM controlled (known as Limitorque) inoperable and thus gain a great victory.
And so they DID.
Meanwhile, back at ATL the fair couple held hands and stared into each others
eyes; . . . and the lights went out. OUCH!!!
“Fear not”, said the fair haired lad to the maiden, “the lights will return”.
Nay, nay; without LTM, there are NO lights since most power utilities count on
the reliability of Limitorques to produce electricity to power lights.
“Well, we can relax with a cup of coffee while we wait”, said the fair maiden.
Nay, nay; without LTM there is NO water since most water treatment and distribution
facilities count on the reliability of Limitorque to control their operations.
“Well, let’s just FLY AWAY to a place that ain’t HERE”; said the maiden with southern
Nay, nay: without LTM, there is no flying. Limitorque actuators control the fuel
tank farms for most airlines along with the fire protection for many airports.
True to form the fair haired lad wasn’t listening, he had to PEE (yeah, it’s a
Nay, nay: without LTM, there were NO toilet facilities since most waste treatment
plants count on the reliability of Limitorque to control their operations.
“Let not your heart be troubled”, said the lad to the maiden, “everything will
be fine” after all, we live in the most powerful land on earth and have a mighty
military; we are safe”.
Nay, nay; without LTM WE ARE TOOTHLESS. . . SAY WHAT?!!!?
Well, most of the fuel military depots count on the reliability of Limitorque
Actuators as the heart of their operations; this includes submarine bases AND AIR
Most aircraft carriers AND OTHER SHIPS AT SEA count on the reliability of Limitorque
Actuators for their major systems, including water distribution, fire protection,
fuel distribution, and even aircraft launch operations.
“OH DEAR, WHAT SHALL WE DO??!!??!” “ALL IS LOST!!!”
Meanwhile, in THE far away land of Oviedo; an even stronger wizard known as SIR
ROAD RUNNER was “on call”. Now this wizard had many MANY gadgets (did I say MANY?)
and a passion for the customer. HIS PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE WAS UNEQUALED. His power
was even stronger than the combined power of EMEIM and elROTORKO; when he spoke
IT WAS SO!!! With a knowledge of firmware, SECRET passwords, and a FEW key strokes
IT WAS DONE; all was RIGHT again!
Soooo, EMEIM and elROTORKO were defeated and POWER GENERATION plants began to
function; WATER TREATMENT plants came to life, WASTE WATER TREATMENT plants allowed
toilets to flusH; DELTA FUEL flowed and airplanes flew; AIRPORTS came to life:
SUBMARINES launched; BOMBERS FLEW and AIRCRAFT CARRIERS functioned. Life was again
The gleam returned to the eyes of the lad and the maiden; they boarded their plane
while exclaiming “POWER TO LTM AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT (gee,
I STILL need to PEE!!!)”.