An air suspension system uses an air spring or airbag in lieu of a metal spring to support a vehicle on axles by organizing its airbags. This type of system functions on the principle that compressed air is used to alter the height of the vehicle’s suspension system; in other words, air suspension equipment uses the properties of air to supply a cushioning effect. Airbags in a vehicle are compressed when they come into contact with bumps in the road, and they bounce up and down while permitting the wheels to rotate. To achieve this, they are designed as rubber bladders made from a fabric-reinforced rubber, or a combination of rubber and polyurethane, that contain air. Also referred to as bellows, these particular materials are employed to offer a vehicle structural integrity, an air-tight build, and corrosion resistance. Bellows consist of a column of air that is confined inside a rubber and fabric container.        


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As the quality of oil used in aircraft is of critical importance, as oil offers the lubrication, cooling, cleaning, corrosion protection, and many other functions needed for the engine to operate smoothly. As such, it is useful to employ an oil filter to ensure the highest grade of oil for your applications. To ensure no dust particles or other contaminants make their way into your aircraft’s engine, an oil filter removes all unwanted substances from the oil before feeding it to the engine. When deciding on an oil filter for purchase, there are three types available to choose from, those of which we will discuss in further detail below so you may make the choice that best suits your aircraft’s needs.


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A centrifugal pump is a pump that uses an impeller to move water or other fluids in a system. These devices are often used for pumping oil and gas, waste management, and agriculture, among many other useful operations. When looking at the variety of centrifugal pumps used, there are several key components that are found in nearly every one of them. These components include the impeller, casing, shaft, shaft sleeves, bearings, and a sealing arrangement. Each of these key parts are discussed here along with some general information to know about centrifugal pumps.


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A waterjet cutter, or simply “water jet,” is an industrial tool that is capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a high-pressure jet of water. There are also abrasive jets which use a mix of water with an abrasive substance such as garnet or aluminum oxide to cut into hard substances like metal, stone, and glass. Water jets are often chosen for their ability to cut materials that are sensitive to high temperatures which can result from carrying out other cutting methods. They are also capable of making highly precise cuts and are commonly used in the fabrication of machine parts. In this blog, we will discuss the various uses and benefits of water jet cutters and how they work.


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Contacts are the pins and sockets at the ends of a connector which pass an electrical current when they come into contact with each other. Contacts may come preloaded in a connector or come separately to be added by machine or by hand. It is important to know what contacts you may need and understand how best to install them. In this guide, we will review the different types of contacts and key things to consider when choosing the right one for any application.


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Propellers are an integral part of an aircraft's performance and safety. They are also one of the components most commonly exposed to environmental stressors. Although these elements are explicitly designed to withstand most occurrences, there will inevitably be a situation where a propeller is damaged, leaving the operator to ask, "Should I replace or repair my propeller?" This is an important question since propeller replacements can be costly, and not replacing a faulty propeller is a serious safety threat. In this blog, we will discuss the nuances associated with deciding whether a propeller needs to be repaired or replaced.


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If you are using an electronic component, it most likely has a voltage regulator. A voltage regulator is an instrument that helps maintain a constant voltage, such as for a refrigerator, LED TV, or computer, effectively stabilizing the DC voltages used by components. Voltage regulators can either have a simple feed-forward design or a negative feedback design. Voltage regulator design depends on AC or DC voltage requirements; thus, it can be an electromechanical mechanism or electronic components. There are different voltage regulators available based on different mechanisms and factors, such as the application, voltage requirements, power conversion, etc. In this blog, we will briefly discuss active regulators, DC voltage stabilizers, electronic voltage regulators, and electromechanical regulators.


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Aircraft rely on a fuel system to pump, manage, and deliver the fuel that powers flight. In aircraft fuel systems, the propulsion and auxiliary power units (APU) drive movement. Similar to the human circulatory system, fuel is pumped through the body of the aircraft like blood through the body. Fuel travels through fuel lines, and the system can be monitored by the pilot through the use of a fuel control valve. This valve sometimes functions as both a shut off and selector valve, that of which the pilot uses to choose which engine to fuel. In some aircraft, these functions belong to separate valves. The gascolator is the part of the fuel system that functions as a filter to ensure the fuel is pure and is not contaminated. This instrument should be manually opened and drained from the ground. The level of pressure and flow rate of fuel throughout aircraft is important as it relates directly to the craft’s ability to function.


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Generators are incredibly versatile devices that convert motive power into electric power for an external circuit. As such, they find use in a variety of industries, supplying power to remote and urban construction sites. More than that, they are utilized to provide power in the event of a power outage. To better understand these helpful units, this blog will cover the array of components they consist of.


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Actuated ball valves are a common fluid system component that can be used when automated control is required. Instead of relying on manual interaction for the valve to open and close, the actuated ball valve automatically operates through the use of an actuator and control signal. The force necessary for a change can be supplied through varying means, including the use of an electrically controlled motor, pneumatic device, or hydraulic device. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of the actuated ball valve and common types, allowing you to familiarize yourself with such components and their applications.


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