Trust Automation, Inc. Contributes Revolutionary Capture Technology to Robotic Aircraft Delivering Life Saving Medical Supplies

The Zipline system flies lifesaving and critical medical supplies to remote and inaccessible areas. Zipline recently began official routine and national scale deliveries of blood to health facilities in Rwanda.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Trust Automation, Inc., known for standard and custom high efficiency motors and controls as well as support system solutions, announced today that they provided critical engineering support in the development of the recovery system for Zipline International's medical delivery drones. Trust Automation was instrumental in taking a concept provided by Zipline from drawing board design to operational reality. The Zipline system flies lifesaving and critical medical supplies to remote and inaccessible areas. Zipline recently began official routine and national scale deliveries of blood to health facilities in Rwanda.


"Trust Automation contributed to the Zipline drone technology by creating a small footprint capture/recovery solution required to make this program operable in locations where runways are not practical," said Ty Safreno, CEO and CTO of Trust Automation. "In the technological world we live in today it is unacceptable to know that lives are lost because communities have zero access to critical medical supplies. Being part of a project that saves thousands of lives on a global scale is an honor and driving inspiration for us."

"We thank Trust Automation for their contributions to the success of Zipline's lifesaving medical supply deliveries," said Keenan Wyrobek, CTO of Zipline International.

Zipline's goal in Rwanda is to put each of the country's 11 million citizens within a 15- to 35-minute delivery of any essential medical product. Zipline makes it possible and affordable for drones to make lifesaving deliveries, transforming the way we provide medical care across the world.

About Trust Automation
Trust Automation operates on a foundation of exceeding its customers' expectations in automation systems, developing standard and custom motion and motor control solutions for the defense, semiconductor, industrial automation, green tech, and medical industries. Trust Automation is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). Trust Automation has ongoing success with DARPA, IARPA, and DoD contracts. Trust Automation has over 25 years of experience in; custom military rated (MIL SPEC) actuators, actuation systems, custom motors, controllers, motor drives and machine systems which meet the unique needs of its customers. Its product line includes; linear and digital drives, high performance servo motors, standalone motion controllers, custom assemblies and products, engineering services, and custom battery management systems to fit unique applications and ground-up system design and manufacturing solutions. For more information please visit www.trustautomation.com or call 805-544-0761.

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