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Turbine blade profile

Turbine blade profile

Although tolerance within the blades used on aircrafts are tight, the position of the blade can vary greatly in free space, leading to inaccurate readings at high volumes. Our 10 mm Digital Pneumatic Probes are ideal.


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Although tolerance within the blades used on aircrafts are tight, the position of the blade can vary greatly in free space, leading to inaccurate readings at high volumes. Our 10 mm Digital Pneumatic Probes are ideal.
The standard range of Digital Pneumatic Probes comes with an IP65 rating to ensure a long working life in wet or oily environments. In order to ensure the probe is totally sealed to IP65, actuation is achieved by pressurising the gaiter.

Solartron's 10mm Digital Probes are ideal for this application because they are linear along the full travel and can resolve up to <0.01um. Pneumatic actuation of the probes enable the blades to be loaded into a fixture with a minimum number of moving parts. By reducing the complexity of the fixture, errors cuased by moving parts can be reduced, leading to cost-efficiencies.

Combining multiple sensors using the Orbit Digital Measurement network is easy and data can be read using a Solartron readout or the Gauge Computer Software making system integration simple.
turbine blade profile