Posts byOlga Bertholon

Weight on Wheels Proximity Switches

Weight on wheels (WoW) switches indicate whether the weight of an aircraft is resting on its wheels. This information reveals whether the aircraft is airborne or on the ground. WoW switches are important because they help to prevent accidents relating to the incorrect position of the landing gear, as well as protect the aircraft from
CONTINUE READING

What Motors to Use in Mountain Train Doors

Safe Performance in Any Situation Train doors are often perceived as failure-prone systems in rail vehicles. Malfunction of train doors can affect passengers’ safety & increase frequency of maintenance for railway operators. The electric drives operating the train doors should have adjustable closing force to freed up easily the passengers or their clothing or any
CONTINUE READING

Landing Gear Safety Devices

  How Do Landing Gear Indicators Work? Gear indicators use proximity sensors positioned on the landing gear and wheel to detect the position of the landing gear. These sensors are coupled with a processing module. Together, they provide the landing gear control system with position data for the landing gear. The landing gear control software
CONTINUE READING

3 REASONS TO ATTEND TO ISC WEST

If you are involved in products and services for securing homeland, municipalities, and infrastructure, the Public Security & Safety Expo at ISC West has all the solutions available for you to research and source. During three days on April 10-12, 2019 you will be able to: Discover the newest security products & security technology Security
CONTINUE READING

3 Challenges in Landing Gear Design

1. Weight Landing gear typically makes up between three and six percent of the total weight of an aircraft. Even though fixed gear is typically lighter than retractable gear, it increases aerodynamic drag when the aircraft is in flight. To address the challenge of landing gear weight, designers use materials that are lightweight but strong.
CONTINUE READING

Understanding Aircraft Landing Gear

A wheel braking system in the landing gear helps to slow down the aircraft, while a steering system facilitates movement of the aircraft while it is on the ground. Types of Aircraft Landing Gear Many aircraft use retractable landing gear, which reduces drag while the aircraft is in flight. This type of landing gear uses
CONTINUE READING