Current sensors play a crucial role in many electrical and electronic systems by measuring the flow of current running through them. These sensors are vital in applications ranging from industrial automation to consumer electronics, providing measurements that are useful for a number of reasons. Understanding how current sensors work, their common types, and their applications is essential for selecting the right one for your needs.


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Fasteners, seemingly small yet crucial components, play a pivotal role in holding together various structures, machinery, and objects across countless industries and applications. From stainless steel fasteners to bolts of various sizes and materials, these unassuming components are indefensible elements of construction and manufacturing. In this blog, we will dive into the subject of fasteners, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of using them in varying applications.


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Formed by the combination of “variable” and “resistor,” the word “varistor” refers to a type of electrical device that has an electrical resistance which changes based on the applied voltage. As a result of this functionality, varistors play a crucial role in protecting electronic circuits from voltage surges and transients, making them useful in a wide variety of electrical systems. For more information on these protective devices, read on as we delve into the common types of varistors and how they work.


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Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are employed in nearly every electronic product used today. Looking similar to a tiny city block, they commonly consist of flat structures that are packed with the terminals and pathways used to facilitate the transfer of signals from one place to the next. In other words, PCBs are the medium used to connect electronic components to one another in a controlled manner. As a result, it should come as no surprise that they can be found all across aerospace operations, being used to facilitate much of the functionality of electronic systems on board spacecraft. But what separates the PCBs you might find in your mobile phone from those used in aerospace projects? The answer comes down to a strict set of standards that ensure the PCBs used on space vehicles are reliable enough to stay effective in what can often be unusual working conditions. For more information, keep reading as we discuss the design and assembly principles that make these PCBs approved for avionics.


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Today, various engines exist for aviation purposes, and the choice between each will often come down to the particular role and needs of the aircraft in question. The turboprop engine is a common turbine engine subtype that burns fuel-and-air mixtures to drive propeller assemblies, and they are most commonly found on aircraft models of all sizes. While turboprop engines may vary in their exact design, most feature a similar set of parts and operations which we will discuss briefly in this blog.


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The aerospace field is a quickly developing industry with exciting innovations constantly on the rise. New forms of technology make flight systems increasingly complex with each coming year, in turn, leading to ever-evolving trends in the field. As such, this blog will cover some of the biggest recent trends that have gained popularity in the aerospace sector.


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When working with electric circuits, issues of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radiofrequency current (RFI) pose serious threats to equipment. Whether you are working with alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), high frequency signals can threaten the functionality of your circuit. As such, a common mode choke can be used to suppress interference from the power supply. For your better understanding of the benefits a common mode choke could offer your industrial, electrical, and other applications, this blog will explore the working principles of this unique electromagnetic component.


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Relays are a common device found in a wide variety of assemblies and systems, coming in the form of electrically operated switches that utilize electromagnets or solid-state technology for their functionality. With a relay, one can control a circuit with a low-power signal or manage several circuits with a single signal. In either application, relays guarantee electrical isolation between controlling and controlled circuits. To help you better understand how relays may be implemented and used correctly, we will provide a brief overview of them below.


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Bearings are useful devices for “bearing” the force of a load while facilitating rotation between two or more components. One common type of bearing is the thrust bearing which can support a force exerted in the same direction as the shaft(s) it is connected to. As with any other piece of equipment, certain measures can be taken to prevent damage or failure from wear. In this blog, we will discuss several different types of thrust bearings as well as ways to prevent common types of bearing failure.


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If you have ever wondered where fuel is stored in an aircraft, you may be surprised to find out that it is stored in the wings. Wet wings, as they are often called, are a popular storage strategy due to their economic efficiency. However, this is not the case for all aircraft. In fact, some planes, like military aircraft, store fuel in tanks in the aircraft itself. To better understand why fuel is stored in the wings, we will outline the various reasons such storage options are optimal for flight. Then, this blog will cover other common fuel storage options.


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