Engine cowlings are a real handful. They’re big, they’re heavy, and they have to withstand extreme in-flight conditions. Which means that the motion control components and hold open rods that maintenance crews use to operate these cowlings must, above all else, be one thing: durable. They must withstand extreme temperatures and handle heavy vibrations. And here as well, less is more. Less weight saves fuel and reduces emissions.
For these demanding requirements, we offer you a powerful solution — our lift assist devices and hold open rods. Discover the power of this unbeatable team.
Struts – Lift Assist and Hold Open Rods (LA and HOR)
a potent combination …
It used to take as many as three people to raise the engine cowling of a jet aircraft and lock it into place. Today, a single person can do this with the help of the invincible duo, LA and HOR. The LA provides powerful lift assistance while the HOR serves as a safety catch. The latter is equipped with a quick release and keeps the engine cowling safely open during engine maintenance. Both devices are fully capable of withstanding the intense vibration of the engine during flight.