Generators are devices that are paramount to the operation of many aircraft, ensuring that the electrical system is provided with sufficient power for every electronic device onboard. Generators are also used for the charging of the aircraft battery, thus guaranteeing power during the startup phase of the aircraft as well as in emergency situations such as a generator failure. With the important role that generators serve for the proper functionality of the aircraft electrical system, it is crucial that aircraft owners understand how they operate.


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Whether a powered equipment piece is a small handheld device or a large server system, electronics and appliances of all types rely upon wire and cable electrical components in order for energy to be transferred and used. In their most simplistic form, wire and cables are a medium in which either electrical energy or data signals can travel to flow from one area to another. Depending on the voltage requirements of the system, environmental conditions surrounding the appliance, and other various factors, a number of wire types may be used. To help you find the correct wire and cable assemblies for your particular applications, we will provide a brief overview of some of the most common types present for residential and industrial buildings.


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As the aerospace industry continues their commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, many operators are seeking new alternatives to replace conventional aviation fuels. While electrically powered aircraft still have some ways to go before they are widely available across global markets and applications, there are currently greener alternatives that can drastically reduce emissions resulting from flight operations. Known as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), such fuel alternatives can reduce carbon emissions upwards of 80% as compared to fossil-based fuels.


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When working with metals, machine tools are extremely useful. With such an apparatus, metals can be machined through cutting, grinding, shearing, boring machines or other similar methods of deformation. While machine tools may come in many shapes and forms, all contain some type of tool to cut or shape metals and a method of securing and guiding the workpiece. In the present, many modern machine tools are powered through electrical, hydraulic, or line shaft means, and they are often used for the manufacturing of parts.


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Since the invention of electricity, electronics and electrical appliances have become greatly intertwined with our day to day lives. To allow for our phones, computers, lights, and other electronics to function, we have implemented complex electrical grids that allow us to access electricity with ease in many areas. As electricity is a volatile force that can damage components and harm individuals if left unchecked, protective elements are often put in place as a failsafe or safety feature for circuits. With an electronic device known as a circuit breaker, electrical networks and their attached devices can be protected from overloads and short circuits.


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Bearings are important machine elements, allowing for friction to be reduced between parts in an assembly. Additionally, bearings may also facilitate desired motions between two or more moving objects, allowing for the constraint of relative motion. As such, bearings can provide a number of functionalities depending on their type, and their use includes implementation on aircraft, marine vessels, hardware assemblies, and much more. In this blog, we will discuss the mounted bearing specifically, which is a type of bearing that includes its own mounting unit.


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A bearing retainer, also known as a bearing cage, is a type of hardware component that is used for linear and rotary bearings so as to establish a distance between each rolling element. With retainers and cages, the amount of wear to both components is minimized and heat is reduced, allowing for longer service lives of the hardware. Depending on the need or application, a number of Retainer Bearing Assembly types and materials may be used, each providing their own benefits. In this blog, we will provide an overview of ball bearing cages and retainers, discussing their use, construction, and applications so that you can find the best fit for your needs.


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Within the realm of electricity generation, generators are an invention that has radically changed our ability as a society to create and harness electrical currents for everyday use. Generators are devices that produce electrical power through the conversion of mechanical energy, and common types include steam turbines, wind turbines, internal combustion engines, hand cranks and much more. As Electrical Generators serve such an important purpose to our modern society and provide power for much of what we rely on, understanding how they function and being aware of the various parts that make them up is very important.


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Electrical motors are a necessary power source for countless applications throughout a wide range of industries. Like any motor, Electrical Motors need bearings to facilitate smooth, quiet, and efficient rotation while addressing critical needs such as high load capacity, long life spans, and low running noise, all of which are important qualities in a bearing. Not only is it important to use high-quality bearings, but as they are the driving force for a variety of applications, identifying the right bearing for a specific application is equally critical. There are seven main types of bearings found in electric motors. This blog will explain each of them, their unique characteristics, and some of their applications.


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Electrical terminals refer to the extremity of a conductor, network, or device end. Additionally, a terminal may be in reference to a connector that is attached at this endpoint that may be used as a point for the attachment of external circuits. Whether being the end of a wire, featuring a connector, or fitted with a fastener, electrical terminals may come in various types depending on their use. In this blog, we will further discuss what terminals are, as well as the various Terminal types that are used across applications and systems.


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