Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details)

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NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) (USD $)
12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2000
Dec. 31, 2002
Jun. 30, 2012
Dec. 31, 2012
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Market Capitalization, Value $ 56,900,000artx_MarketCapitalizationValue          
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period (in Shares) 0us-gaap_StockIssuedDuringPeriodSharesStockOptionsExercised 0us-gaap_StockIssuedDuringPeriodSharesStockOptionsExercised        
Revenues 103,562,349us-gaap_Revenues 88,571,428us-gaap_Revenues        
Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant, and Equipment 25,892us-gaap_ProceedsFromSaleOfPropertyPlantAndEquipment 25,898us-gaap_ProceedsFromSaleOfPropertyPlantAndEquipment        
Immediate Family Member of Management or Principal Owner [Member]            
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Other Commitments, Description the term of this consulting agreement was extended until December 31, 2017, unless either Sampen or the Company terminates the agreement sooner.          
Related Party Transaction, Description of Transaction $8,960 per month, plus an annual bonus, on a sliding scale, in an amount equal to a minimum of 25% of Sampen’s annual base compensation then in effect, up to a maximum of 75% of its annual base compensation then in effect if the results the Company actually attained for the year in question are 110% or more of the amount the Company budgeted at the beginning of the year. The Company also pays Sampen to cover the cost of the Company’s use of Sampen’s offices as an ancillary New York office and the attendant expenses and insurance costs, an amount equal to 16% of each monthly payment of base compensation.          
Related Party Transaction, Amounts of Transaction 124,720us-gaap_RelatedPartyTransactionAmountsOfTransaction
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148,723us-gaap_RelatedPartyTransactionAmountsOfTransaction
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Chief Executive Officer [Member] | Related Party Note Issued on February 9, 2000 [Member]            
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period (in Shares)     9,404us-gaap_StockIssuedDuringPeriodSharesStockOptionsExercised
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Debt Instrument, Maturity Date, Description     2025      
Debt Instrument, Face Amount     329,163us-gaap_DebtInstrumentFaceAmount
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Debt Instrument, Interest Rate Terms     1% over the then-current federal funds rate announced from time to time by the Wall Street Journal      
Debt Instrument, Collateral     secured by the shares of the Company’s common stock acquired through the exercise of the options and certain compensation due to Mr. Ehrlich upon termination      
Notes Payable, Related Parties, Noncurrent 452,995us-gaap_NotesPayableRelatedPartiesNoncurrent
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452,995us-gaap_NotesPayableRelatedPartiesNoncurrent
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Chief Executive Officer [Member] | Related Party Note Issued on June 10, 2002 [Member]            
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period (in Shares)       3,571us-gaap_StockIssuedDuringPeriodSharesStockOptionsExercised
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Debt Instrument, Face Amount       36,500us-gaap_DebtInstrumentFaceAmount
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= artx_RelatedPartyNoteIssuedOnJune10_2002Member
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Debt Instrument, Interest Rate Terms       (i) 5.75%, and (ii) 1% over the then-current federal funds rate announced from time to time    
Debt Instrument, Collateral       secured by the shares of the Company’s common stock acquired through the exercise of the options    
Notes Payable, Related Parties, Noncurrent           46,593us-gaap_NotesPayableRelatedPartiesNoncurrent
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Former Employee [Member]            
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Notes Payable, Related Parties, Noncurrent 455,059us-gaap_NotesPayableRelatedPartiesNoncurrent
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Building [Member] | Subsequent Event [Member]            
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Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant, and Equipment 925,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromSaleOfPropertyPlantAndEquipment
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Building [Member] | Armor Division [Member]            
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Lessor Leasing Arrangements, Operating Leases, Term of Contract 3 years          
Operating Leases, Income Statement, Minimum Lease Revenue 9,300us-gaap_OperatingLeasesIncomeStatementMinimumLeaseRevenue
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Battery and Power Systems Division [Member]            
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Impairment of Tangible Assets, Other Descriptors valuation for Power Systems reporting unit exceeded the reporting unit’s carrying value by over 6%          
Armor Division [Member]            
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Revenues   2,009us-gaap_Revenues
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Operating Expenses   118,323us-gaap_OperatingExpenses
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Other Nonoperating Expense   62,067us-gaap_OtherNonoperatingExpense
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Armor Division [Member]            
NOTE 1: - GENERAL (Details) [Line Items]            
Proceeds from Sales of Business, Affiliate and Productive Assets         $ 50,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromSalesOfBusinessAffiliateAndProductiveAssets
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