In the realm of motion control, permanent magnets are a fundamental component that assist in the functionality of couplings, motors, stators, and other various components. Generally, magnetic assemblies provide torque and motion that is ample enough for standard system operations despite their compact packaging. As permanent magnets can present various safety concerns when they begin to reach the end of their service lives or when damaged, it is important that they are well maintained and protected. In this blog, we will discuss the common materials that are used for magnetic assembly construction, as well as some of the various safety precautions that should be followed to prevent hazardous conditions.


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Rotors are components that are found in various assemblies and machinery, used to transform electric or electromagnetic energy into rotational motion. In order for such equipment pieces to perform optimally, they must maintain an even balance and distribution of weight across their rotational axis. The unbalancing of weight on a single side can happen to rotating parts of any assembly, and uneven mass distribution will result in the misalignment of a component’s rotation center in regard to the geometric axis. This can deter proper efficiency and safety, and as thus proper balancing should always be maintained. With rotor balancing, noise, vibration, and other various issues can be deterred for the health of a system.


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Like a transformer used to distribute power for residential and commercial purposes, an audio transformer functions similarly and is specifically designed to be implemented in audio circuits. Used to carry audio signals, audio transformers are electromagnetic systems applied to provide corresponding parts with filtered input and output signals. Within this blog, we will go over the different types of audio transformers and their primary functions.


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Used to simultaneously control multiple in-flight functions automatically, autopilot systems are growing in number among many modern models of fixed-wing aircraft. Though not in all aircraft, autopilot systems and the components that comprise them can also be found in electric vehicles, ships, spacecraft, and more. Specifically in aircraft, the parts that make up the autopilot system frequently encompass items that track, maintain, and adjust trajectory in place of the pilot. Within this blog, we will highlight the main devices that comprise an autopilot system, how they assist a pilot in flight, and why they are growing as a staple within the aviation industry.


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An electron tube, vacuum tube, valve (Britain), or tube (North America) is a device that is capable of managing the flow of electric current in a high vacuum. Before the advent of semiconductor technology, electron tube parts were present in countless electronic circuits through the first half the 20th century. While they originally served numerous applications such as early televisions and digital computers, they can still be found in a number of military and aviation assemblies to this day due to their consistent advancements and unique capabilities.


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A bearing is a hardware component that serves assemblies in friction mitigation, and they can come in a variety of types depending on the need of the assembly. Roller bearings are a common variation, and they utilize rolling elements placed between races in order to minimize the forces of friction. Roller bearings are the oldest form of rolling-element bearing, and they come in a few common forms. The cylindrical bearing in particular is one in which cylinders are used as the rolling element. As bearing parts that excel under high speed and heavy radial loads, cylindrical roller bearings may be very beneficial for a number of applications.


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The cockpit is the section of an aircraft that provides visibility to the front and sides while housing the pilots and other crew members. The cockpit also contains the display, control, and communications equipment that crew members need to operate and navigate the aircraft on the ground or in the air, talk to ground facilities or other aircraft, and monitor or control onboard systems and equipment such as engines, fuel tanks, air conditioning, and so on. In this blog, we will discuss cockpits in detail.


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A common debate when selecting an aircraft is the choice between a turboprop or jet engine. Jet engines are more common in private aviation, but turboprops are slowly increasing in popularity. In this blog, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of both turboprop and jet engines.


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A Zener diode is a type of diode designed to allow current to flow backwards once a certain voltage, known as the Zener voltage, has been exceeded. Zener diodes are used throughout electronic equipment of all types and are considered a basic building block of electronic circuits. Due to their ability to reverse a portion of a current, Zener diodes offer many advantages over traditional diodes.


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Despite not being essential for flight, landing gear is among the most critical components of any aircraft. In fact, landing gear makes up approximately 7% of an aircraft’s weight as well as 20% of its maintenance costs. The largest manufacturer of aircraft landing gear is Safran Landing Systems, who operate worldwide. The process of producing landing gear components involves precise engineering of high-quality materials. For example, the strut, considered the heart of the landing gear, is machined out of a solid column of high strength steel. In this blog, we will discuss the main functions of aircraft landing gear.


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Stud bolts and hex bolts are used throughout the petroleum and chemical industries for flanged connections. The stud bolt is a threaded rod with two heavy hexagon nuts, while the hex bolt features a head with one nut. Nuts and heads are both six-sided. The amount of bolts needed for a flange connection is determined by the number of bolt holes in the flange. The diameter and length of bolts depends on the flange type and the flange’s pressure class. Stud bolt lengths are determined by ASME B16.5 standards. The length, in inches, is equal to the effective thread length measured parallel to the axis, from the first thread to the thread without chamfers (or points). The first thread is defined as the intersection of the diameter of the thread with the base of the point.


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The aircraft piston engine serves as one of the most important aircraft engine types of the 20th century, powering countless early aircraft as we first reached the skies. Currently, a number of aircraft models still utilize piston parts for achieving propulsion, serving for training, business travel, and more. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of the main types of aircraft piston engines, allowing you to better understand each.


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A coaxial cable, also known as a coax, is a type of cable that can transport high-frequency electrical signals and which is often used as telephone trunk lines, broadband internet networking cables, high-speed computer data busses, cable television signals, and connecting radio transmitters and receivers to their antennas. There are various types of coaxial cables, each which are manufactured differently and which serves different purposes. There are a few kinds of types of coaxial cable assembly parts, that have various utilizations in a private or business venture. Below you can read some information on common types of coax wires that you may find in industrial, manufacturing, and electrical work.


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Solenoid valves are revolutionary components, allowing for valves to be remotely controlled. The solenoid valve assembly is electrically operated, containing a solenoid electromagnet and a valve body that contains two or more openings. The solenoid of the device contains a coil, sleeve, plunger, and sealing materials.


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Aircraft tires, unlike the typical car tires, need to withstand an incredibly wide scope of temperatures that go from short 60 degrees Celsius at an elevation of 10,000 meters to very high temperatures when arriving on the ground. It is also important that airplane tires are treated with much more care than your ordinary vehicle tires. Airplane tires are tubeless, have a weight of approximately 12 to 18 bar, and are loaded up with nitrogen rather than simply air. At the point when every one of these factors are assembled, the outcome is that airplane tires should be changed after each 120 to 400 landings depending upon the airplane model and factors (for example, the runway, the climate, and the pilot).


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There are some valid proponents and points made on the case for public and commercial aircraft travel. Some experts say that it is “better” for the environment or that it “produces less carbon emission” than if people were to use private air travel. Some yet claim that it is “elitist.” And while there may or may not be a semblance of reason to those points, here are some counterpoints that may well sway the opinion of the general public. In the case of public vs. private travel, there are many pros and many benefits that outweigh the few concerns and reservations that argue against it. Read on below for more information on private air travels and the different types of private air travel that are available.


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Typical aircraft achieve flight with the use of an internal combustion engine that ignites air and fuel mixtures, generating propulsion and thrust. This process generates intense amounts of heat within the engine area, and the aircraft engine cooling system ensures that temperature can be kept at a level that protects components and maintains efficient operation of systems. The cooling system may be based on air or liquid cooling, or may be a combination of the two. Each also has their various advantages and disadvantages, and understanding these can make an investment decision easier.


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While fiber optic technology has been widely sought after with the advent of faster internet services and data transfer capabilities, the technology itself has been changing signal transmission since its invention in the 1970’s. As compared to the standard copper electric transmission wire, fiber optic parts allow for the transmission of data utilizing infrared light that can travel great distances with fast speeds. With its capabilities, fiber optic technology has seen use in applications such as telecommunications, internet, television, medical, defense, industrial, commercial, and other sectors. In this blog, we will discuss the various fiber optics assembly parts that provide for data transmission, as well as some of the main connector parts and types for assemblies.


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Aircraft engines are an indispensable part of an aircraft, creating the ability for heavier-than-air flight for many planes, both small and large. They most often come in the form of piston engines and gas turbines, though some may be electric. In both piston engines and gas turbines, propulsion for flight is achieved through the combustion of fuel, and then the various engine parts work together to generate mechanical power. While aircraft engines are very advanced and well developed, they still face problems just like any other machine and are prone to failures over time with constant use. When these instances happen, it can pose issues affecting time and money to get them back up and running. While one could simply replace an engine, there are various benefits to having an engine rebuilt instead. In this blog, we will discuss some of the common reasons that engines fail, as well as the benefits of rebuilding them instead of replacing them.


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When conducting inspections and maintenance of an aircraft, there are often two categories it can fall into. The first category is scheduled maintenance which is conducted annually, before flights, on timed intervals, or any other pre-scheduled time by the pilot and/or technician. The other type is unscheduled maintenance and is conducted whenever a problem arises and needs to be checked and solved. Understanding the two is very important for pilots for safe flight and preservation of their equipment.


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