The word “tachometer” is derived from the Greek words “tachos,” which means speed, and “metron,” which means “measure.” However, contrary to what the name may suggest, tachometers do not necessarily track the speed of an aircraft, but rather, they measure an engine’s operating speed in revolutions per minute (RPM). Tachometers indicate the mechanical motion of either the entire aircraft or one of its components. They measure the rotational speed and the angular (aka rotary) velocity of either the disc or the shaft of the rotating body.
Shaft couplings are mechanical elements that join two shafts together and help in accommodating the misalignment of torque from one end to another. These mechanical devices are used for connecting rotating shafts and absorbing misalignments between them. Depending on the alignment precision of the torque and system requirements, couplings can be flexible or rigid.
Some of the most common applications of shaft couplings are for torque and power transmission between rotating shafts, like in compressors, generators, and motors. There are many types of couplings that one may procure as well. Let us have a look at the most common types of shaft couplings.
Washers are machine components that find use in countless assemblies. Typically used in conjunction with a screw fastener such as a bolt and nut, washers keep such components from loosening. More than that, they distribute the load from the nut or bolt head over a larger surface area, reducing wear over time.
Maintenance crews are often tasked with carrying out a number of standard aircraft safety procedures, two of which include fueling and defueling. These procedures vary from aircraft to aircraft, wherein there may be a prescribed sequence to follow when performing such tasks to prevent damage to the airframe or other structures. As such, making sure that the proper procedures are taking place prior to fueling is paramount.
Have you noticed the nozzle at the back of an aircraft engine and wondered what it does? Like everything in aircraft design, its placement is intentional, and it plays a critical role in helping propel the airplane forward. While nozzles vary from aircraft to aircraft, every jet-engine plane implements a propulsion nozzle in its design. In this blog, we will discuss the function and reasoning behind these important components.
A float-type carburetor consists of six subsystems that control the amount of fuel that is discharged with regard to the flow of air being delivered to the engine cylinders. These systems work in tandem to provide the engine with a fixed quantity of fuel flow during all engine operating ranges. The six subsystems within this carburetor include a float chamber mechanism, main metering system, idling system, mixture control system, accelerating system, and economizer system.
Rollers are widely used components that facilitate movement to various machine parts as well as provide support and transportation to materials moving through the machine. Rollers can be utilized for a variety of different functions, and as such, they come in many different types in order to suit many industrial applications. In this blog, we will give a brief overview of the most common types so you may get familiar with such components and know what kind of roller you need for your operations. We will begin by outlining the different materials they are available in. Rollers are typically made of either urethane/rubber, metallic, or resin.
Of the several components that make up reciprocating aircraft engines, the crankshaft is the backbone as it is the part that converts linear motion into rotational motion. Crankshafts and piston engines are found on the majority of all business class and general aviation aircraft, and understanding their function is a crucial part of owning and operating such aircraft. This blog will discuss the different components of a crankshaft, its function, and common types.
Within the realm of hydraulics, hydraulic fluids allow for power to be efficiently transferred throughout a system for the means of actuating and carrying out processes. Hydraulic fluids can come in various forms, all of which feature zero compressibility for the means of providing ample power transfer capabilities. With their ability to transfer power, a hydraulic fluid can provide the energy needed to drive various systems including hydraulic brakes, aircraft flight control systems, lifts, excavators, garbage trucks, and much more. To better understand how hydraulic and hydraulic fluids are used for various common operations, we will discuss their types and applications in more detail.
Oscilloscopes are electronic test equipment that are commonly used in a number of industries, allowing for varying signal voltages to be graphically displayed as a waveform. Found in applications ranging from medical devices to instrument control software, oscilloscopes are an important component for countless devices and industries. To better understand what an oscilloscope is and how it may benefit varying systems, we will discuss their basic construction and operating principles.
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