Motor mounts are a common type of component found in automobiles or machines that contain engines and chassis, and they are installed in assemblies for the means of absorbing shock, vibration, and noise. Having such byproducts of operation mitigated is important for the health of a system to uphold optimal operating values and prevent an early breakdown. With various types of motor mounts being available, it can be difficult to determine which may be best for your needs. To help in this endeavor, we will provide a brief overview of the most common options and their unique uses.


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When you are looking to regulate the flow of a fluid, a valve functions to control, guide, direct, and modulate such a substance in a system. There are multiple types of valves on the market, all of which offer specific advantages for different applications. In aircraft, a ball valve is used in the piping of the aircraft altimeter to control flow within the system for accurate pressure readings. This blog will take a closer look at the ball valve design so that you may better understand its functions, applications, and various designs.


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The determination of an airplane's altitude by a pilot is paramount for several operational necessities, such as maintaining a safe distance from other in-flight aircraft, landing estimation, and terrain clearance. There are six types of altitude that are of navigational importance in this context, those of which include true altitude (TA), calibrated altitude (CA), density altitude (DA), pressure altitude (PA), indicated altitude, and absolute altitude.


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There are various power sources used across systems in numerous industries, and each system is named for its power source. For example, a pneumatic system depends on pneumatic power which is generated by compressed air. The energy generated by this air powers movement in other parts of the pneumatic system, such as the spring inside of an actuator. The exact pressure and rate of airflow inside a pneumatic system must be regulated carefully because this directly determines the amount of power running through the system. Therefore, the very important function of a pneumatic valve or directional control valve is to regulate the air powering the entire system.


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Supporting enormous weight and landing forces, landing gear is an incredible piece of aircraft engineering. Though they are critical aircraft components, most people do not understand their complexity. Not only do they account for roughly 7% of the maximum takeoff weight, but they also prevent the fuselage from abruptly hitting the ground.


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While aircraft powered by electricity is the future that many engineers seek to obtain, most current models operate through the combustion of fuel and air mixtures. Whether using the combustion of fuel and air mixtures for powering propellers or to create thrust through increasing the velocity of exhaust gases, all internal combustion engines must vent their spent gases in the form of exhaust. The aircraft exhaust system can often vary depending upon the aircraft in question and the design of its engine, though there are a number of ways in which they can remain similar. In this blog, we will discuss some common design features of the aircraft exhaust system, allowing you to better understand how they are built and maintained.


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Secondary data storage is paramount for the standard operations of a computer, allowing for files, pictures, programs, and other forms of data to be retained over time. Hard drives commonly serve as the most widely used secondary data storage types for building PCs, typically coming in the form of hard disk drives (HDD), SATA, and solid state drives (SSD). As each device varies in its construction, capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages, having a general understanding of each and how they compare to one another is beneficial when making a purchasing decision.


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Modern cell phones have radically changed how we interact with the digital world, allowing users to access features of the internet anywhere they can receive a connection. This accessibility has made the internet more convenient for users, allowing them to conduct business, connect with others, find entertainment, and much more. While many have long grown accustomed to the benefits of portable internet provided by cell phones, such features have only been made possible through advances in mobile network technology.


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An infrared sensor is an electronic device used to sense characteristics of its surroundings, either by emitting or detecting infrared radiation. Infrared sensors are also able to measure the heat of an object and detect motion. Infrared technology is found throughout many industries as well as every-day life. For example, TVs use infrared to receive signals from the remote. Infrared sensors have many benefits, the primary of those being their low power requirements, simple circuitry, and portable features.


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Laminating is a method of preserving important documents and papers such as report covers, certificates, checklists & safety instructions, ID & business cards, photographs, posters, signage, and more. In this context, laminatior typically involves attaching a plastic cover over a piece of paper, usually for the purpose of guarding it against damage and ensuring it stays in good condition for as long as possible. The plastic coating also helps enhance color and presentability, in addition to providing a wipe-clean surface allowing you to mark the surface with dry-erase pens.


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Despite the terms modem and router often being used interchangeably, they are different devices. Although they look similar and both provide access to the internet, they use different technologies and function differently. This blog will take a look at both modems and routers and provide some details to help differentiate the two.


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The Global Positioning System, otherwise known as GPS, is a radionavigation system powered by satellites that surround the globe. First launched in 1978, GPS allows for users to receive geolocation and time information with the use of a GPS receiver. As GPS systems have become widely available for consumer, commercial, and industrial sectors at low costs over the last couple decades, our ability to navigate the world has been revolutionized. As GPS navigation is commonly used for countless applications, understanding its history and use is extremely beneficial for anyone traveling long distances or in unfamiliar territory.


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Memory cards are widely used in a number of professional and personal settings. As devices like smartphones and cameras have a finite amount of storage, users often supplement them with memory cards for added data storage capability. Like any form of data storage media, memory cards are susceptible to many problems. Furthermore, if the card malfunctions, the internal card will likely be in danger as well. As such, regular backup of your memory card is suggested. Backups will have an especially beneficial effect in the event of data corruption. Beyond data corruption, there are many issues that your memory card can encounter. This blog will cover the eight most common memory card problems and how to solve them.


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The aircraft exhaust system is a crucial element of flight, providing the ability to expel exhaust gases for the safety of the engine, its surrounding components, and personnel on board. While the exhaust system is paramount for preventing the build up of carbon monoxide and dangerous pressure, it also has a direct effect on many aircraft engines and their performance. In this blog, we will discuss how the aircraft exhaust system affects the performance of an aircraft engine, as well as discuss the various benefits that exhaust systems provide.


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