Military Hardware

In support of our ongoing modernization and engineering initiatives, Continental Tide staff reverse engineers, designs and builds a wide array of products. Products include custom diagnostic and safety equipment, training and test fixtures, signal and process validation and corrosion abatement devices.
Contact Continental Tide today to schedule a meeting with one of our design engineers.

Portable Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator Diagnostic Equipment
Continental Tide designed, built, tested and fields portable diagnostic test equip for use by our engineers, and technicians. The diagnostic equipment is designed to provide our personnel with critical operational detail on various types of MOVs including Tri-Tec, Morgan and Nutorque. Equipment assists in troubleshooting motor failures, limit switch alignment, circuit card failures and other component failures. The use of this equipment has greatly increased the speed and accuracy of our personnel shipboard troubleshooting and repair efforts on US NAVY auxiliary systems.


Portable Actuator Power Detector
Continental Tide designed, built, tested and fielded test boxes with LED indicators for monitoring 3-phase 120 VAC power at the connector on Nutorque or Morgan, or 3-phase 440 VAC on Tri-Tec motorized operated valve actuators. Our electricians use these to determine if all 3 phases are available, while avoiding probing powered circuits with bare meter leads.

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Circuit Card testing module
We designed, built, tested and use a test fixture for Tano lamp test modules. These circuit cards are used for bench diagnosis and test of Tano model 4950A6060 Lamp Test modules. These modules are obsolete but still widely deployed. We use the lamp test module to determine any failures, then to demonstrate proper function after repairs. Circuit card repairs are performed at our ESD dissipative lab bench and storage facility in Reading, PA.


Electronic Actuator Test fixtures
We designed, built, tested and use a test fixture for Nutorque and Morgan valve actuators. This fixture allows our technicians to bench test, repair and setup valve actuators.

HM&E Cargo/Weapons Handling and Stowage Systems Contract Award

Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. was awarded a five (5) year Multiple Award contract supporting the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division. The contracted work will focus on coordination and planning of all the engineering and technical support services for Hull, Deck, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) machinery and systems.


The engineering and technical support services will be accomplished in all areas where Foreign Military, U.S. Navy, and MSC ships operate and are homeported. These services will be  accomplished in whole or in phases that minimize interruption in ship operating schedules while maximizing the capacity of Type Commander and NAVSEA agencies to upgrade and modernize systems.

MARMC Pier Side Technical Assistance Contract Award

Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a contract from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) for Pier Side Technical Assistance.


The scope of work includes technical services, labor, material, support services and equipment to accomplish a full range of depot level repairs and alterations, troubleshooting, maintenance, installation, and removal of main and auxiliary, hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) equipment and systems onboard U.S. Navy or other military type vessels including submarines.


Continental Tide is extremely excited about this opportunity to continue to support MARMC and looks forward to future successes.

Continental Tide
Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Office

531 Canal Street, Suite 401
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: 484-577-4070
Fax: 484-577-4077

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Norfolk, VA

1457 Miller Store Road,
Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: 757-410-7611
Fax: 757-410-7211

Continental Tide
San Diego, CA

205 West 35th Street, Suite K
National City, CA 91950
Phone: 619 781-8658
Fax: 619 781-8672