Hydraulic motors are a type of apparatus that has long been in use across multiple industries, and they are generally relied on for supplying power for an application through the use of hydraulic pressure that is converted into mechanical energy. Based on the system or application in question, there are a variety of hydraulic motors that one may take advantage of, making it important that one understands the basics of such equipment and what different types offer. As such, we will briefly cover the basics of hydraulic motors and the most common types available so that you have a better idea of where to start for your own procurement needs.
Man’s curiosity turned aviation into a possibility, with the first manned-aircraft soaring the sky in 1903. Since then, advancements in the aerospace industry have turned flying into a hobby or standard method of travel for many, especially with large, more commercially available airplanes being devised to accommodate the needs of more eager passengers. For pilots, their personal quest to touch the sky is made possible by light aircraft, allowing them to enjoy the freedom such planes provide.
Aircraft wings are complex structures that provide a means of propulsion and the necessary lift for flight, allowing aircraft to traverse the sky with ease. Wings are typically attached to the top of the fuselage, mid-fuselage, or at the bottom. Generally, the most common attachment style includes the use of a lug which helps to attach the wing with the fuselage. Here, the bending moment and shear loads from the wing to the fuselage structures are transferred through the lug structure.
The word "sensor" is often thrown around in the context of technological capabilities, but what are these components exactly? Sensors are essential instruments that help to facilitate automation in devices that we use every day. With the seemingly endless amount of sensor applications and classifications, it can be difficult for customers to choose the product that is best suited for their specific needs. In this blog, we will discuss the operating principles of sensors and highlight the nuances involved in choosing a particular device.
When building a high-performance engine, valve trains are critical components to consider. In an internal combustion engine, a valve train serves as the mechanical system that controls the operation of the intake and exhaust valves. Though the primary function of a valve train is to control the opening and closing of valves, it also controls the flow of air and fuel that enters and leaves the combustion chamber.
Aircraft refueling and defueling are two different operations, but are essential processes for maintaining a plane. The first process of loading aviation fuel into the plane’s tank for the flight is known as ‘refueling’. On the other hand, defueling refers to a method of extracting fuel from an aircraft and is a job split between the airline and fuel supplier operator.
While equipment such as fans, blowers, and compressors may share similar characteristics, their distinct functions make them suitable for specific applications throughout various industries depending on their classification. Each coming with its own unique subset of types, fans, blowers, and compressors all belong to the turbomachinery family, operating on the fundamental means of mechanical engineering to produce devices which transfer energy between a rotor and a fluid. As turbomachinery is dependent on whether the equipment will extract or add energy, it is imperative that one understands when and where such products are necessary. To better understand how each of these components are applied to contribute a functional purpose, we will be briefly going over fans, blowers, compressors, and where they are typically applied.
Carbon composition resistors (CCR) are fixed value resistors. These resistors are composed of fine carbon particles that are mixed with a binder such as clay and are usually baked to achieve a solid form. Today, CCRs are found in circuits and are made by the deposition of a metal or carbon film over a ceramic carrier.
A type of device that acts as a control mechanism, Aircraft Landings are common within the aviation industry. When implemented on aircraft, actuators are often used to adjust flight control surfaces and landing gear, position engine inlet guide vanes and thrust reversers, and control bay doors. Requiring an initial control signal and source of energy to remain functionally operable, actuation systems can use various forms of energy to conduct their processes. As such, they are a necessary part of an assembly's overall control system, capable of utilizing various means of feedback and input. Whether initiated through the use of human intervention, mechanical functions, electricity, or various other means, the operational range of an actuator type depends on its intended usage and size. To better understand the basics of such components, we will delve into the various types of actuators and why you should always consider integrating one that is compatible with any intended system.
In their most basic form, aircraft are vehicles capable of defying the force of gravity with the support of lift or through the use of thrust generated by jet engines. Coming in many shapes, sizes, and forms, the two most common categorizations that separate many aircraft types are whether they are fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft. With each category of aircraft presenting varying airframe structural components, flight capabilities, and common applications, it can be useful to have an understanding of the main differences between each.