We made the front page of Aviation Business Daily’s Day 2 coverage of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE). The article, Longstanding Problem of Contact Resistance in Aerospace Pressure Switches Now Addressed by Hydra-Electric, presents Hydra-Electric’s new solutions to control contact resistance in aerospace pressure switches.
Quoting our own Vice-President of Engineering Bob Guziak, “A mechanical switch will fail sooner than one would like after a certain number of cycles, especially in high-vibration environments. We offer several solutions to address this issue: one is an all-electronic switch, and the other solution adds an electronic circuit that extends the life of a mechanical switch by a factor of 10 or 20.” Both solutions are fully qualified and patent-pending.
Hydra’s Director of Engineering and Sales, Tim Burmood, added that among the many benefits to customers are the “extended life of switches, reduced maintenance costs and reduced concern of false indications.”
The article noted that Hydra- Electric has recently introduced other new products, including several new sensor designs for sensing of pressure, temperature and flow levels.