Fuel Management System

LG Motion’s engineering expertise helped Smiths Industries Ltd. to produce components for the Boeing 777 Jetliner fuel management system.

Using the MiniTec modular construction system as a base, a fully integrated deposition and curing machine – complete with fume extraction – was built, enabling lightweight fuel probes to be coated with a polysulphide layer.

An LG Motion LRB40 linear slide drew the tube past a fixed dispensing nozzle ensuring smooth and continuous application. Speed and precision were controlled through a standard SD13 drive card.

Specially engineered jigs allowed various tube lengths to be rotated during curing via a belt drive powered by a BL series brushless servo motor.

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