Within the realm of aviation, accidents are actually quite rare despite some beliefs. Nevertheless, aircraft engineers and personnel must make sure that they are always well-prepared and trained for such a scenario in case it ever happens. In the instance of an aircraft crash, it is important that all passengers and crew members undertake the necessary actions to prevent bodily harm and uphold safety. In this blog, we will discuss the brace position, that of which is an instruction given to passengers to best prepare for a crash.


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While electrical equipment is used as the primary power source in a wide variety of applications, it can be dangerous if not installed correctly. Energy sources and conductive wires can be harmful to humans and cause device failures if not grounded properly. While numerous devices and methods are implemented to ground electrical equipment, this blog will focus on the bonding strap.


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Paying special attention to the performance of your equipment can substantially improve product quality and accuracy. However, to ensure the end result of a product or system consecutively meets pre-established guidelines, measurement equipment of various types should be calibrated based on their verified calibration level. As measurement devices are subjected to external phenomena from their surrounding environment, daily operational functions may disrupt measurement values. Within industries such as science fields and aviation, there are many instances where accurate calibrations need to be conducted. Therefore, let us talk about the various options available to find what solutions best suit your needs.


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For apparatuses that function through the use of fluids, it is often imperative that there is a pump within the system that is capable of creating displacement and flow. With the use of a hydraulic pump, mechanical energy may be converted into fluid power energy with ease. Through positive displacement operations, the outlet flow of fluid is sealed from the inlet flow. With a hydraulic clutch, hydraulic components act to actuate the clutch of a system when a pedal or lever is pushed in. The use of a hydraulic clutch pump is quite similar, ensuring the functionality of various systems.


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In order to optimally track all operational conditions during a flight operation for the means of safety and efficiency, aircraft have a number of dials, gauges, sensors, and indicators that measure and display various information. Gauges and devices can be used to measure numerous values, ranging from altitude to engine fuel pressure. Manifold pressure in particular is an important, yet misunderstood, value that is tracked by the manifold pressure gauge aircraft instrument. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of manifold pressure and the indicator manifold pressure gauge, allowing you to better understand such measurements and how they are used for carrying out flight operations.


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AC motors are common equipment pieces that are capable of transforming electric energy into mechanical energy. With the various types of AC motors available, such apparatuses may benefit applications such as appliances, compressor drives and systems, conveyor systems, hydraulic pumps, HVAC equipment, transportation equipment, computers, and much more. Across all variations, AC motors conduct operations through the use of their stator and rotor, those of which are two electrical components that enable the conversion of electrical energy.


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Electric motors are a staple element of countless industries and applications, serving as machines capable of transforming electrical energy into mechanical energy. With a plethora of motor types, sizes, and ratings, finding the correct fit for a particular need or use can be daunting at times. To find a best fit for a specific application, it can be highly beneficial to have a general understanding of some of the most common electrical motor types, their functionalities, and uses.


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An SMD (surface mount device) is any electronic component made to use with surface mount technology (SMT). SMT was developed to meet the rising demand for PCB (printed circuit board) manufacturers to utilize smaller, faster, more efficient, and cheaper components. SMDs are smaller than through-hole resistors and, rather than have wire leads that go through PCB, feature terminations that are soldered to pads on the surface of the board. This eliminates the need for holes in the board, thereby allowing both sides to be used more thoroughly.


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Aircraft rigging refers to the proper installation of airframe parts such as wings, ailerons, tail surfaces, and other components designed to do a specific aerodynamic job and contribute to the overall performance, stability, and safety of an aircraft. Proper rigging is important because it ensures the aircraft’s intended standards relating to performance, stability, and safety are met. An improperly rigged aircraft will see dramatic changes in flight characteristics in addition to impairing the safe control and operation as it was intended by the manufacturer.


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When taxiing on a runway for various ground operations, aircraft rely on the nose wheel and actuator nose assembly in order to direct the aircraft through steering. From small general aviation aircraft to large commercial airliners, various nose wheel configurations may be used to achieve the capability of steering and each will present different components and actuating systems to ensure smooth operations. In this blog, we will provide an overview of the common nose wheel steering systems and actuator nose components that benefit various aircraft types.


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A buzzer is a device that converts audio signals into sound signals. They are usually powered by DC voltage and are found in products such as alarms, computers, printers, and other electronics. Buzzers are mainly divided into two categories: piezoelectric and electromagnetic, represented in a circuit by H or HA respectively. Depending on different designs and uses, buzzers can emit a broad range of sounds including music, sirens, alarms, or electric bells. In this blog, we will take a look at buzzers and discuss their functions and characteristics.


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Potentiometers and adjustable resistors are both electronic components that may be implemented within a system to govern current and allow for many electronics to function properly. While potentiometers and adjustable resistors have similar uses in manipulating voltage values, their methods of operation and applications often differ. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of the potentiometer and adjustable resistor, allowing you to understand their differences and how each is used within the realm of electronics.


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