Fall 2018 Newsletter – Plugging The (Brain) Drain

August 11, 2018

Is your company experiencing a loss of knowledge due to retirements and attrition? When it comes to mass properties, Space Electronics can help fill that void. With over 150 years of combined experience in manufacturing mass properties instruments and related products, Space Electronics can offer consultation services, fixture design, training, measurement services and other mass […]

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Winter 2019 Newsletter – Benefits of Adding Weight Correction Software and Drive/Read to Your Gimbal Balance Station

February 11, 2019

When measuring a gimbal’s unbalance, the results are compared to a set tolerance. If the unbalance exceeds the amount allowed, it must be corrected. Correction is done by adding, moving, or removing ballast weight, and then measuring again. This becomes a time-consuming iterative process. Space Electronics Weight Correction Software automatically calculates a balance correction solution […]

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Spring 2019 Newsletter – Benefits of Mass Property Measurements of Helmets and VR Goggles

Model KSR330 with headform fixture
August 11, 2019

Advancements in helmet-mounted electronics and VR goggles create larger and heavier head-mounted devices. Measuring and controlling the mass properties of head-mounted devices is critical to avoiding head, neck and spine injuries. Raptor Scientific is working with government and industry leaders to develop the best fixturing solutions for CG and MOI measurement while maintaining high accuracy. […]

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Summer 2019 Newsletter – New Gimbal Measurement & Balance Solutions

Raptor Scientifics is launching a new version of our gimbal balance software to add several features designed to make gimbal balancing easier and faster. In the past, 3-axis gimbal balance software required two of the axes to be collinear in order to measure and balance a gimbal in a single set-up. Non-collinear 3-axis gimbals required […]

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Fall 2019 Newsletter – The Importance of Understanding Mass Properties for Hypersonics and Missile Technology

Hypersonics

The extreme velocities and maneuvering accelerations of hypersonic vehicle flight profiles require that the mass properties of these type of objects are well-known and not just simply calculated. Any error or uncertainty can result in a failed mission. Given the national strategic importance, and the correspondingly rapid development rate of hypersonics, Space Electronics is well […]

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Winter 2020 Newsletter – Moment Weight Instruments – The Best Way to Balance an Engine Stage

Point of Inertia Spin Balance
February 11, 2020

Raptor Scientific produces the most accurate Moment Weight measuring instruments and software solutions for classification measurements and balancing of Fan/Turbine/Compressor blades. Our instruments measure static moment weight for one blade axis (radial) or all three blade axes (radial, axial, tangential). These instruments are capable of handling blades weighing just a few ounces up to over […]

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Spring 2020 Newsletter – Webinar and Corporate Capabilities

KSR CG/MOI Series
August 11, 2020

Webinar and Corporate Capabilities Raptor Scientific is the world leader in providing the most accurate mass properties measurement instruments and solutions. We offer a 30-minute webinar that provides basic information on mass properties, what they are, why they are important, and how to measure them. Additionally, we provide details on the Raptor Scientific instruments and […]

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Winter 2020 Newsletter – Moment Weight Instruments – The Best Way to Balance an Engine Stage

Point of Inertia Spin Balance
July 31, 2020

Raptor Scientific produces the most accurate Moment Weight measuring instruments and software solutions for classification measurements and balancing of Fan/Turbine/Compressor blades. Our instruments measure static moment weight for one blade axis (radial) or all three blade axes (radial, axial, tangential). These instruments are capable of handling blades weighing just a few ounces up to over […]

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