Extremely high quality, reliable, lightweight, space-saving design – these are the requirements in the aerospace industry. With our Aluminum-Titanium lightweight bearings, we meet the rigorous demands of the aerospace industry at the highest level.
Aluminum-titanium leightweight bearings - 50% less weightCarl Hirschmann lightweight bearings deliver a weight reduction of approximately 50% compared to standard bearings, but with the same performance data.
The lightweight bearings are an ideal choice for the following applications:
- Rotor blade controls
- Tale unit controls
- Rudder controls
- Door mechanisms
- Landing gear
Our latest innovation developed in cooperation with Teufelberger, are ultralight tie rods made of Aluminum-Titanium bearings connected by rod constructed of a multilayer hollow mesh of HTA40 (fiber certified for aerospace, with M=230GPa).
ULTRALIGHT HYBRID TIE RODS
Metal-Composite ConnectionThe patented connection (T-IGEL®*) between the hollow mesh and the titanium bearing is form and force fitted with joint strength of up to 1.500 N/Pin (~ 60 N/mm2) and quantifiable failure probability.
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)Resin injection and hardening take place in a closed tool (press 130 tons).
Components overviewLightweight bearings
T-IGEL® is a registered trademark of Teufelberger company