Because there are so many ways to test a wire harness, the US military sought to create a performance standard to cover the general ideas and best practices of this equipment. Here, we review the standard and some of the performance features that can be expected when using equipment in compliance with the standardRead more
Automated Wire Testing System (AWTS)
Finding wire faults/damage is not an easy task; now consider that problem across an entire aircraft. In-situ testing of wires/cables has always been viewed as something of a challenge to the industry. Given the branching that most harnesses undergo, the various wire lengths, splices, and numerous termination conditions, it can be difficult. Attempts to automate some of the testing has come to the development of Automatic Wire Test Sets (AWTS [pronounced “Eh-Wits”]).
Welcome to the Lectromec podcast with John Gilroy. The podcast that helps you improve your understanding of aircraft electrical systems. Every month we interview experts in the public and private sector to help you increase your knowledge of the design and maintenance of aerospace wire systems. Today’s guest is Chris Teal, the Marketing Director from […] Read more
One of the challenges that exist in modern aircraft design is performing more with less. That means using less space, less power, and less weight. For the most part, the technologies integrated into aircraft systems have been able to achieve these goals. Along with this push is a drive to place higher voltages on electrical […] Read more