PCE Instruments Measurement, Control and Lab Equipment for the Aviation Industry
PCE Instruments manufacture and sell test equipment for a range of applications, as well as providing pre-sales and after-sales advice, calibration and recalibration services.
For aviation industry clients, PCE Instruments have a portfolio of products from borescopes to force and coating thickness gauges and a range of meters to measure wind direction, speed and atmospheric pressure.
Borescopes for maintenance and inspection work
In the aerospace industry regular visual inspections of gas turbines and turboprop or propeller engines are crucial. It is especially important to check whether parts in the turbines have been loosened due to bird strikes.
PCE offers borescopes or endoscopes with various diameters and different resolutions to detect even the smallest, hairline cracks. Borescopes are available with rigid, semi-rigid and flexible cables, some with a 360° rotating head, and secondary cameras for side-vision.
PCE borescopes come with software for further analysis and many also have a memory function and are equipped with a light to make even the darkest areas visible.
Force gauges for measuring tensile and compressive forces
The tensile and compressive forces of components are an important factor in aviation. For reliable test results, high-quality test instruments are necessary. PCE is one of the top suppliers of force gauges in Europe, fulfilling the highest industrial standards.
The company offers a highly accurate digital force gauge product range in its product range, which can be equipped with an RS-232 interface and various useful functions. For heavy loads, PCE also supplies hanging scales for force measurement.
Software evaluating measuring data via computer, and several test stands can be purchased optionally. PCE can also take care of calibration if required.
Coating thickness gauges for ferrous and non-ferrous materials
PCE offers coating thickness gauges for a wide range of different materials and applications, a variety of measurement ranges, resolutions and accuracies are available.
Measurement of wind speed, wind direction and air pressure
The company offers a range of meters to measure wind speed, wind direction and the atmospheric pressure, which are crucial variables in the aerospace industry. Most of them have a memory function and can be used for long-term measurement.
Various optional accessories can be ordered and calibrations are possible for most anemometers / airflow meters.
Accelerometers and hardness measurement solutions
PCE also supplies accelerometers to measure vibration acceleration, velocity and displacement, as well as hardness testers / durometers, which are available for several hardness scales. These are very useful tools in the aviation industry and different versions can be purchased from PCE Instruments.
Products and Services
Borescope PCE-VE 650
The PCE-VE 650 is a two-way inspection camera with a 1.5 m cable with a diameter of 4.5 mm.
Force Gauge PCE-DFG series
The force gauges of the PCE-DFG series can measure tensile and compressive forces. The measurement ranges and resolutions are 0 to 5N / 0.0005N (PCE-LFG 5), 0 to 10N / 0.001N (PCE-LFG 10), 0 to 20N / 0.005N (PCE-LFG 20) and 0 to 500N / 0.05N (PCE-DFG 500).
UCI Hardness Tester PCE-3000
The new PCE-3000 UCI hardness tester works with the ultrasonic contact impedance method (UCI) and can be used for quick non-destructive hardness measurement of metals and alloys, based on the standardised international hardness scales Rockwell (HRC), Brinell (HB) and Vickers (HV).
Rigid Borescopes PCE-RS 27 and PCE-RS 40
The rigid borescopes PCE-RS 27 and PCE-RS 40 can be used under tough industrial conditions and can inspect even the smallest objects.
Steel Structure Residual Stress Analyser PCE-SSR 20 – COMING SOON
The PCE-SSR 20 is designed to evaluate mechanical properties such as the hardness of metal and certain ferromagnetic alloys, as well as residual stress and to test chemical-thermal, thermal and thermo-mechanical treatments, all without destruction. It can also be applied to determine the steel grade of a ferromagnetic surface layer.
Earlier this year, PCE launched its new PCE-CS 10000N crane scales for industrial weighing applications involving heavy loads, up to 10,000kg, e.g. to weigh plane components or small planes. This product stands out by its very competitive price. Depending on the application, an alternative would be the PCE-DDM series which includes a hand-held device for easy readout and has a weighing range of up to 50,000kg.Read more
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