When working with devices that run on electrical circuits, whether AC or DC, it is important to protect your system from excessive current flows. While circuit breakers are a common choice for reuse, electronic fuses are still used in some applications and comply with all necessary codes. Fuses are intended for one time use and work to break a circuit when temperatures or power levels rise too high. Read on to learn more about how electronic fuses work and the applications in which they should be used.


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Whether you own a print shop or your business simply requires printing and cutting paper, having a reliable paper cutter or trimmer is important for many applications across a myriad of industries. This being said, there are different types of paper cutters and trimmers for different jobs, so it is useful to understand the functions and purposes of each. With some equipment being better suited for in-home applications and others working well to satisfy paying customers, this blog will offer an overview of five popular paper cutting machines available on the market.

The first paper cutter this blog will cover is the rotary trimmer, that of which offers the most precise cut on up to thirty sheets of paper. Since a rotary trimmer is designed to sit atop a table, you should make sure you have a sturdy surface on which it can be used. They are both inexpensive and efficient, as they are ideal for quickly cutting straight edges. Furthemore, this design is safe to operate and often features self-sharpening mechanisms. With the ability to cut not only paper, but also plastic films, vinyl, and PVC, this tool is easy to use and an easy investment.


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Whether a building is used for residential occupation or for office work, it is crucial that there is a reliable fire protection system in place to protect people, belongings, property, and much more from the hazards of fires. One of the most important elements of a standard fire protection system is the system of fire pumps, those of which are pipes that specifically provide a supply of water for fixed-place suppression systems like sprinklers, standpipes, foam systems, and more. As fire pumps are paramount for properly combating flames, they must be certified and well-maintained.


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Since the widespread adoption of fiber optics, countless applications have seen major boosts in capability. For example, internet services can now offer speeds and bandwidths that far outmatch previous copper wire options, and other industries are seeing similar benefits. Within the aviation industry, fiber optics have the potential of greatly benefiting various systems, increasing data transfer rates, reducing overall assembly weights, and much more. One area in aircraft that is currently evolving with the implementation of fiber optics is avionics, those of which include all the electronic systems and controls that pilots rely on. In this blog, we will discuss how fiber optics pose to improve avionic capabilities, allowing you to better understand the future of aircraft design and operation.


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Aircraft are equipped with various lights for safety, navigation, visibility, and ground taxiing purposes. Moreover, these lights play a crucial role throughout an aircraft’s journey, from take-off to touchdown. Modern airplanes use two basic types of lights for exterior illumination, those of which are categorized as solid and flashing lights, and each is designed and installed to perform specific functions. However, depending on the aircraft model, installed lights can have slight differences based on a vehicle’s operation and manufacturer. In this blog, to better understand why planes use exterior lights, we will briefly discuss their purpose in detail.


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Imagining a reciprocating engine without a crankshaft is impossible. A crankshaft converts reciprocating motion from the piston and connecting rod into rotary motion, which is then used to rotate the propeller assembly of an aircraft. A crankshaft consists of one or more cranks placed at specific lengths where the piston is mounted. The crankshaft is placed in the crankcase on a longitudinal axis supported by a bearing between each throw.

Crankshafts need to be extremely strong for proper energy conversion and reliability, so they are often forged using some of the strongest alloys, such as chromium nickel molybdenum steel. They can be constructed in two ways, using either single-piece  or multi-piece construction methods. Furthermore, the number of throws in a crankshaft depends on the engine. For instance, if the engine is a single row type, then a single-throw crankshaft will be used. Meanwhile if the engine is a twin-row type, then a two-throw crankshaft will be applicable. Similarly, there are four-throw and six-throw crankshaft types available for four-cylinder horizontally opposed engines, four-cylinder inline engines, six-cylinder inline engines, 12-cylinder V-type engines, and six-cylinder opposed engines, respectively. Moreover, the crankshaft is a significant part of the reciprocating engine. Irrespective of the number of throws, every crankshaft has three crucial components: a journal, crankpin, and crank cheek. Apart from these, counterweights and dampers are attached to the crankshaft.


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The wing structures of a fixed-wing aircraft are one of the most important elements for achieving flight, serving to manipulate airflow in such a way that generates lift for remaining airborne. While the entire wing is needed for heavier-than-air flight, the structure would be nothing without the various sections and parts that make it up. To help you better familiarize yourself with the design and functionality of aircraft wings, we will discuss their various components in brief detail.


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With the widespread adoption of glass cockpits and the implementation of various electronics for both crew and passenger use, aircraft have become increasingly reliant on electrical systems for their functionality. Depending on the type of aircraft, the various systems it employs, and other factors, the electrical system may vary in its complexity. Nevertheless, there are common components that are found in all aircraft electrical system assemblies, those of which work to establish basic functionality of systems and apparatuses. To help you better understand the basic design of an aircraft electrical system, we will provide a brief overview of the most common components that make them up.


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Hydraulic systems can be found in countless applications ranging from aircraft to industrial machinery, allowing for high amounts of power to be generated for various means. Hydraulics rely on the pressurization of enclosed fluids, those of which optimally transfer loads due to their incompressible nature. To circulate fluids within a system and to guarantee high pressure for hydraulic actuator elements, hydraulic systems take advantage of hydraulic pump components.


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A jackscrew, also known as a screw jack or jack screw, is a type of linear motion actuator capable of lifting or moving loads along a linear axis. Unlike other actuator types, the jack screw relies on the rotation of a lead screw to lift moderately heavy weights. As such, they are often used to raise vehicles, manage the horizontal stabilizers of aircraft, support housing foundations, and more. In this blog, we will discuss the functionality and common types of jackscrews, allowing you to better understand how they are implemented in various applications.


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