For any engineer or manufacturer, the concept of “the perfect invention” does not exist because anything that is produced always has the potential to be further improved. This is the kind of mentality that exists among aviation manufacturers, with particular regard to those in the avionics test equipment industry. This sector is an especially stringent one because any new test equipment that is released in the market is expected to have the latest technological advancements, while also possessing the capabilities to test various types of aircraft components, both new and old models. This is just one of many complications that those in the sector face. Below you can read more about some of the challenges encountered by the avionics test equipment industry.


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A necessity in many industries, pressure transducers measure pressure and create an electrical output proportional to the input. This is done by using variable pressure sensors to measure deflection and resistance and transform that pressure into either a voltage, current or frequency.The sensing element or diaphragm is deflected due to input pressure and moves in relation to a resistor or capacitor plate that then sends an output signal based on the varying tension received by the input pressure. Most types of transducers require an electrical input called an excitation. Transducers typically produce one of three types of output: millivolt (mV), voltage (V), and milliampere (mA).


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Altitude is a relatively simple concept. In general, it is defined as an object’s height relative to sea level or ground level. However, what most people don’t realize is that there are many different types of altitude. There are actually five, those being indicated altitude, pressure altitude, density altitude, true altitude, and absolute altitude.


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Aviation maintenance technicians rely on a wide range of hand tools in the course of their work. What tools are used depends heavily on the aircraft; a large commercial jet will have different maintenance requirements than a small general aviation aircraft, which will be different from that of a cargo helicopter. Across the industry however, there are some pieces of equipment that will be welcome in any workshop.


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The commercial airline industry is highly competitive and constantly growing. Hundreds of airlines around the world are working to set themselves apart from the rest and fight for your business. While your choice of airline is seemingly limitless, your choice of manufacturer is, by comparison, very slim. It’s no question that the likes of Boeing Company and Airbus rule the skies, but there are still a few more enterprises making themselves known in the aviation industry. This blog will provide a rundown of some of the significant aircraft manufacturers in business today.


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Pressure transducers have never been more prevalent, or more reliable. With stainless steel construction and modern engineering, pressure transducers can provide overpressure protection, improved total error band, and negligible orientation and vibration effects. They are ideal for long-term use in harsh environments of extreme temperature, humidity, and vibration. However, pressure transducers can fail like any other piece of equipment. Common causes include improper wiring, incorrect polarity, inadequate power supply, multiple grounds, short circuits, operations issues, and problems with the transducer itself. In this blog, we’ll explore some trouble-shooting techniques that can help you determine just what went wrong with your transducer.


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For many, circular connectors have become a go-to solution for automation systems because of their benefits over hardwired systems. Circular connectors are easy to use, compact in size, adaptable, and rugged enough for outdoor use. One particularly popular type of connector is the M23 connector.


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For many, circular connectors have become a go-to solution for automation systems because of their benefits over hardwired systems. Circular connectors are easy to use, compact in size, adaptable, and rugged enough for outdoor use. One particularly popular type of connector is the M23 connector.


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Keeping the engine in any aircraft cool is a critical part of maintaining performance and safety. For piston-powered aircraft, this means using a system of baffles and baffle seals to regulate airflow through the engine compartment.


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A temperature sensor is a device used to measure temperature through an electrical signal that requires a thermocouple. This electronic device consists of two dissimilar conductors (different types of metals) joined together at one end, which form electrical junctions at varying temperatures. When the junction of the conductors is heated or cooled, it emits a temperature dependent voltage formed by a thermoelectric effect, which can be used to measure temperature.


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