Hydro-mechanical and electronic governors for precision control of engine speed in power generation, marine, pump, compression, and vehicle applications.
Woodward Governors for Engines
In 1870 our founder, Amos Woodward, invented a responsive, noncompensating governor for water wheels. Since then, we’ve been leveraging those basic mechanical governor principles into the world’s best mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic governors for engines and steam turbines. Our governors are used worldwide to provide reliable and precise control of speed and output in power generation, marine, pump, compression, and vehicle applications.
Woodward also provides global support through an extensive network of AISFs (Authorized Independent Service Facilities) that have been trained by Woodward to support governors in every corner of the world. Many of these AISFs also have the engineering capability to provide upgrade to an electronic control for enhanced control capabilities. These companies are identified as RTRs (Recognized Turbine Retrofitters). Explore a complete list of AISFs and RTRs ›