KEENSERTS® used in aerospace simulators 18 December 2013

KVT-Fastening (a Bossard company) has recently supplied its KEENSERTS® threaded inserts for use in triaxial aviation and aerospace simulators.

ACUTRONIC, a manufacturer of movement simulators for aviation and aerospace, the defence, automotive and consumer industries, produces a range of simulators, such as small, single axis simulators (e.g for the automotive industry), triaxial simulators (aviation and aerospace) and five axis simulator systems (defence industry).

The simulator systems manufactured by ACUTRONIC allow the customer to illustrate any conceivable manoeuver realistically in the laboratory. A temperature chamber is frequently also required for this. The subsequent area of use of the test object with regard to the flow of movements, temperature and load period can be regulated and varied for test purposes during this process. As a result, the development time for new products is accelerated and the research and development costs are massively lowered.

Due to the installation of KEENSERTS® threaded inserts, the high loads that occur when the test pieces are accelerated in the simulator are reliably transferred to the load carrier.

KEENSERTS® are heavy duty, wear resistant threaded inserts made of anti-corrosive steel 1.4305. They are delivered with pre-assembled key locks, and guarantee twist and vibration proof fit. Therefore it is impossible for the screw to be unscrewed while loosening it.

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