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Hydraulic Valves

Troubleshooting Challenge: 800-Ton Press Suffers from Severe Stuttering

A press used in the manufacture of aerospace seals began stuttering on its normal downward stroke, but contamination wasn't the culprit. What was it?
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Pneumatic Valves

Really! A Pneumatic Airplane?

A reader in Germany recently contacted me to see if I could provide a copy of an article from 1959 on servovalves. I told him I'd be happy to fulfill his request on one condition...
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Accumulators

Maintenance-Free Accumulators Flying High

Cessna's Citation Longitude aircraft is the first to incorporate all-metal bellows accumulators in the hydraulic system, virtually eliminating accumulator maintenance issues...
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Hydraulic Pumps & Motors

Tried & True Ways of Dealing with Air in Hydraulic Fluid

Symptoms typical of an aerated hydraulic system plagued the F-104 aircraft for years. Aeration was caused by system components with built-in chambers and passages where free air...
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Hose & Tubing

Superior Tube Appoints Aerospace Market Manager

Superior Tube Company appoints Wade Burchell as Aerospace Market Manager.
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Aerospace

Sealing material with optimum performance against ceramic coated rods

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches Turcon M30 sealing material is engineered to withstand and optimize performance against the hard ceramic coatings that are eco-friendly alternative...
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Hydraulic Valves

Hydraulic rotary valves

Rudder Isolation valves are manual rotary valves for aerospace hydraulic systems rated for operating pressure to 5076 psig, with 7.92 gpm flow at 7.25 psid maximum. They feature...
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Aerospace

Aerospace/defense sealing guide available

A quick–reference guide from Bal Seal Engineering Inc., Foothill Ranch, Calif., provides information about sealing, connecting, conducting and EMI/RFI shielding solutions for ...
Even if a commercial aircraft loses all engine power, a ram air turbine can provide hydraulic and electrical power to keep essential flight functions operational.
Hydraulic Pumps & Motors

RATs add safety to aircraft

Even if a commercial aircraft loses all engine power, a ram air turbine can provide hydraulic and electrical power to keep essential flight functions operational. Even if its ...