Aerco buckles up for harsh environments with Honeywell’s aerospace LVDTs
Configurable linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs) provide infinite resolution linear position for aircraft, says Aerco, which now offers the single channel, dual parallel and dual tandem series from Honeywell.
The distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets offers the aerospace LVDTs which are designed for next-generation, harsh-environment aircraft applications. Honeywell’s aerospace LVDT provides infinite resolution linear position solutions for design engineers needing to reduce design cycle time and expedite speed to market, adds Aerco. Honeywell’s expertise in designing aerospace products and its extensive installed product base, coupled with Aerco’s experience in supplying this demanding market is a powerful and assuring combination for customers, believes the distributor.
Honeywell’s LVDT is a pre-validated, configurable platform that provides continuous position monitoring. Single channel, dual channel and dual tandem products in this range accommodate a variety of configurations and applications, including flight controls, engines, nose wheel steering and pilot controls. Honeywell LVDTs reduce installation time thanks to rig point position, which eliminates the need to shim during installation. Enhanced reliability is assured through industry-leading design and winding techniques and high strength materials, which reduce mean time between failure (MTBF). Honeywell LVDTs have a minimum life cycle of one million hours mean MTBF, reports Aerco.
Technical specifications include accuracy of ±0.5 per cent of the full stroke gain from 0 to 100 per cent of the LVDT stroke at 21 degree C. Normal operating pressure is 2,000 psi and vibration is 60G at 5.0 to 2000Hz. Current consumption is 11mA maximum.
Aerco supplies manufacturers and service companies within the aerospace, defence, medical, industrial, rail and transportation markets throughout the world. Aerco maintains franchised partnerships with leading manufacturers and is a trusted and valued partner for supplier reduction programmes. Aerco’s design support service enables customers to benefit from the company’s extensive product knowledge, minimising product selection effort required by design engineers.