• Application 140

    Landing Gear Drop Test

    Application Summary

    Landing gear manufacturers utilize load cells to measure shock forces and fatigue ratings during quality assurance examinations. FUTEK’s LCA Family offers a robust miniature design for these high capacity measurements.

     

    Products in Use

    Miniature Column Load Cells (LCA Family) paired with Instrumentation (IAC200, IPM650, IHH500, or USB Solutions) and SENSIT™ Test and Measurement Software.

    Load Cell - Landing Gear Drop Test
    How it Works
    1. Aviation engineers are required to perform a series of quality and fatigue tests on landing gear.
    2. Utilizing compressive load cells, these test engineers are able to gauge the load applied to the landing gear during touch down.
    3. Hydraulic actuators are typically used to perform these quality assurance checks.
    4. At the base of the platform several Miniature Column Load Cells (LCA Family) are installed. As the actuator propels the landing gear into free fall, these load cells monitor the forces applied to the undercarriage of the aircraft.
    5. This data can be summed together via FUTEK's IAC200 2–4 Channel Summing Junction Box and then read on either of our digital displays (IHH500 or IPM650) or streamed to our USB Solutions.
    6. Pairing the FUTEK SENSIT™ Software with this sensing system provides users with the ability to monitor up to 16 channels of measurement, as well as live graph and log data.
    Load Cell - LCA SERIES - Miniature Column Load Cells
    LCA SERIES
    Miniature Column Load Cells
    Load Cell - IAC200 - 2–4 Channel Summing Junction Box
    IAC200
    2–4 Channel Summing Junction Box
    Load Cell - USB SOLUTIONS - High Resolution USB Output Module
    USB SOLUTIONS
    High Resolution USB Output Module
    Load Cell - IHH500 - Intelligent Digital Hand Held Display
    IHH500
    Intelligent Digital Hand Held Display
    Load Cell - IPM650 - Panel Mount Display
    IPM650
    Panel Mount Display
    Load Cell - SOFTWARE - SENSITâ„¢ Test and Measurement
    SOFTWARE
    SENSIT™ Test and Measurement