Many aviation systems, as well as systems in a myriad of other industries, rely on pressurized fluid devices known as hydraulic systems that depend on precisely pressurized gasses or liquids to operate. Typically, these systems require the pressure of their fluids to be between a specific threshold of per square inch (psi). As such, hydraulic systems employ controls for mitigating the flow of gasses and fluids, allowing for more accurate operations. Available in a number of designs and comprising varying components, a compressor valve assembly is any gas or fluid control system. As the term varies in the types of components it refers to base on the exact application, this blog will take a closer look at what defines a compressor valve assembly and what you should consider when searching for better reliability quality parts and replacements.


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Across many industry verticals, metal is used to create a variety of strong part types present in machinery, structural components, and much more. With metal being such a highly demanded material, different processes have come about that make working with metal more efficient. One of the popular approaches to simplifying metal work is metal stamping, which is a coldworking process used to shape sheets or coils of metal. This technique can be further divided into three popular metal stamping techniques, those of which can be used for a number of applications with various metals, making metal stamping a versatile solution for creating many in-demand parts.


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While many materials used in day to day operations are also used in high-grade industrial applications, the aviation and aerospace industries face unique challenges that sometimes call for unique solutions. While stainless steel works well for fasteners and other part types in both aircraft and home appliances alike, some parts of aircraft require materials with specific properties and exceptionally high standards that cannot be met by common materials. As such, a popular material known as polytetrafluorethylene, shortened to PTFE, is commonly sought out by the aviation and aerospace industries for certain demanding applications. A type of fluoroplastic, PTFE is a unique material with many advantages for critical operations. For your better understanding of what this material is and why it is a great protective coating in high-demand industries, this blog will explore the characteristics and applications of PTFE that make it such a popular choice for aircraft.


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A generator is a type of machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy which can either be in AC or DC form. As such, the major difference between an AC and DC generator is that each generates AC or DC electrical energy respectively. Before we dive into more distinguishing characteristics, we must outline how a generator produces electricity.


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Aircraft manufacturers are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, enhance safety, and provide ease of use to operators. As a result, engineers look to identify critical systems that would benefit the most from a technology upgrade. Of the numerous aircraft elements, none fit the above description better than the engine, which has historically been demanding from a pilot-workload perspective. Although there have been numerous technological advancements in this domain, this blog will focus on the Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system. This electronic module takes all of the engine control out of the pilot's hands and modulates various parameters autonomously to achieve optimization.


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Servos and control horns play a major role in the way aircraft achieve flight. Without the proper set up, these flight control surfaces can have adverse effects on flight which must be avoided. To better understand their importance, this blog will outline how to set up servos and control horns correctly.


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Pilots, crewmen, and the cooperation of passengers contributes significantly to safe landing procedures, perhaps more than the flight’s takeoff or in-flight operations. This is because proper landing is crucial for aircraft and passenger safety, where any lapse in judgment or attention to detail can immediately manifest as a potentially fatal accident. Furthermore, cross-wind, gusty, or foggy weather conditions can pose additional landing hazards; hence, a predefined landing sequence for safe aircraft landing is always paramount. In the case of an aborted landing, the missed approach point (MAP) is the location at a civil airport at which a pilot must immediately climb away from if the landing requirements of FAR 91.175 (c) are not fulfilled. At this point, the missed approach procedure is also set in effect if desired visual references are invisible to the pilot for another attempt at landing. As aircraft can be affected by various phenomena upon descent for landing, other instructions for a safe landing in a missed approach scenario will be discussed throughout this blog.


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When speaking about fasteners, many often discuss the various nuts, bolts, and screws that connect various parts together. Despite these components being extremely useful for assembling items, they often require supportive hardware known as washers for load distribution, surface protection, locking, and more. Depending on the assembly in question, the fasteners used, and environmental conditions, there are a number of washers that one may take advantage of. In this blog, we will discuss the Fender washer in particular, that of which is a fairly common option that is comparable to standard flat washers.


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Relay sockets are used alongside electromechanical switches where the variation of current in one electric circuit controls the flow of electricity in another. They are made of metal or composite materials and are designed in a variety of shapes and sizes. Typically, they differ in terms of terminal type, which is a device that has the capacity to terminate a conductor. They also vary in the number of pins per blade and the socket receptacle style.


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When utilizing a pneumatic system for power transfer, it is important to have ample control over the flow of air for executing various operations. The control of the volume flow of air within a pneumatic system is made possible through the use of flow control valve components. Flow control valves allow for actuator speeds to be adjusted as necessary, and they should not be confused with regulators or pressure controllers despite sharing similar attributes. In this blog, we will discuss flow control valves in more detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of such common components.


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