In aviation, the highest requirements are placed on installed components in terms of safety and reliability. This especially applies to sensors which are used in different places. For example in aircraft assembly, sensors from Micro-Epsilon ensure non-contact rivet hole measurement. Micro-Epsilon develops displacement and position sensors for aircraft measurement tasks landing gear, wing assembly, fuselage and engines, where they enable reliable determination of measurement values.

    Non-contact inspection of rivet bore holes

    In aircraft construction, several hundred thousand rivets are usually used. Fully automatic machines are precisely fitting rivet holes and rivets. An optical inspection system from Micro-Epsilon inspects the inside diameter of the rivet holes without contact.







    Brake temperature measurement

    Before an airplane can start, the temperature in the brakes must be below a certain limit. To determine the temperature, non-contact temperature sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used in the landing gear.

    Infrared pyrometers for universal measurements






    Door lock detection

    Before an aircraft starts, the doors are locked centrally. In order to determine the status of the locking, inductive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used. These detect the end position directly on the door lock.

    Inductive sensors (eddy current) for displacement, distance & position






    Reliable position recognition of the Wing-Tip-Brake

    The so-called Wing Tip Brake sits on the shaft in the outer wing area. It avoids uneven extension of slats and flaps and uncontrolled movements of the buoyancy aids by external influences. Inductive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon detect the position of the brake shoes.

    Inductive sensors (eddy current) for displacement, distance & position






    Load tests on airplane wings

    In order to optimize the behavior of wings during a flight, the wings are already subjected to vibration tests during the construction. 120 wireSENSOR draw-wire sensors are connected to the wing and synchronized. In this way, any change of the wing form in the vertical direction can be tracked.

    Draw-wire displacement sensors