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Coupling nuts, also known as extension nuts or rod couplers, are a fundamental component in the realm of fastening and securing applications. These cylindrical, internally threaded fasteners are designed to join two pieces of threaded rod or other male-threaded fasteners. The variety of coupling nuts available ensures their applicability across a wide range of industries, including construction, automotive, and manufacturing. In this blog, we will explore how different types of coupling nuts and their specific applications can greatly enhance efficiency among various projects.


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When it comes to choosing between fasteners to secure an assembly, it is essential to understand the difference between different types of screws to ensure optimal performance across various applications. The two categories that often take center stage in engineering discussions are captive screws and non-captive screws. In this blog, we will discuss the distinctions between these two screw variations so that you can find the best fit for your needs.


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A ram air turbine, commonly known as a RAT, is a compact device utilized on various aircraft for auxiliary power generation and hydraulic pressure supply. Its primary purpose is to assist operations during an emergency when other systems fail, ensuring that the aircraft maintains controllability and operational capacity during critical situations. In this blog, we will discuss ram air turbines in more detail, using the Airbus A320 as an example for ease of understanding.


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Turbofan engines have revolutionized the world of aviation since their debut, setting new standards for performance, efficiency, and reliability. Serving as the heart of many modern commercial airliners and differing aircraft types, the turbofan engine presents a unique design and capability set that is beneficial for numerous operations. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate assembly of turbofan engines, exploring their components, working aspects, and how exactly they generate immense power.


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Bearings are machine components that assist objects in rotation while reducing friction between moving parts. There are a wide range of different bearing types, all of which operate in various ways to suit a myriad of applications. For example, needle roller bearings are one common type which feature roller elements that are longer and thinner than conventional roller bearing elements.


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As many current and prospective pilots may know, aircraft will often vary in their cockpit controls, instruments, and other features based on the manufacturer of the vehicle, when it was made, and other such factors. Although many modern aircraft now feature advanced glass cockpits with similar technology, there is still a big divide in controls when it comes down to Airbus and Boeing aircraft. While Boeing aircraft feature a yoke for pilots to use, Airbus aircraft feature a control stick. While both of these controls ultimately perform the same exact duty, they vary in their design and placement, making it essential that pilots learn how to use both if they intend to operate aircraft from both manufacturers.


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In the majority of aircraft, pilots use a flight yoke to control their direction of flight. This device is essentially a column which can be shifted forward, backward, and side-to-side, as well as turned like a steering wheel. These movements can then be used to direct the plane along three axes, and allow for rotation. Working in combination with pedals that control yaw (side-to-side movement), the flight yoke makes up one part of the flight control system that can operate across a full range of motion.


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Magnetic sensors are a form of solid state device, capable of converting the magnitude of a magnetic field into an electrical signal that can be processed by electrical circuits. Magnetic sensors trace back to their invention a few decades ago, and while they originally acted as sensors that utilize the electromagnetic induction effect, they have since expanded to cover the galvano-magnetic effect, the Josephson effect, the magneto-resistance effect, and much more. In this blog, we will offer a brief overview of magnetic sensors and their various types, allowing you to have a better understanding of how they can be used.


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An SCSI, or Small Computer System Interface, is a form of standard electronic interface developed by American National Standards Institute, and they are utilized by personal computers for the means of communicating with a variety of peripheral hardware. As such, SCSIs ensure that a computer may work with hard drives, tape drives, printers, scanners, CD-ROM drives, and other devices with increased speed and flexibility when compared with older forms of parallel data transfer interfaces. To help you understand how this technology functions and what types of computer systems benefit from SCSIs, we will discuss them in more detail below.


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If you have been on an airplane, chances are, you have experienced turbulence. Some passengers feel nervous or worry that it may be dangerous, but turbulence is a normal part of air travel and is almost never cause for concern. Turbulence is generally caused by weather changes, specifically wind and pressure changes which affect the streams of air that planes regularly fly through. However, turbulence comes in several different forms. Here is a list of the different types of turbulence and how they are created.


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