Interface has for many years been the chosen load cell supplier for most aerospace manufacturers. The company has helped with testing of aircraft assemblies, reproducing aircraft flying conditions with force sensors to test complex structures replicating inflight loads. Test rig scale depends on the specimen size from complete aircraft structures to smaller sized assemblies or component level tests.
There are often space restrictions that prohibit the use of external sensors, so replicating a component can be the most sensible approach. This allows Interface to duplicate inflight loads with a custom-built sensor.
Interface’s approach starts with questions covering component dimensions, applied loads, orientation and environmental conditions. Once the company has these details, its sensor design process starts, with the customer having final sign off.
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