Bellows in Aerospace: Significance and Scope of Applications Discussed

The applications in the aerospace industry are developed to withstand challenges induced by conditions such as sudden temperature rise, pressure fluctuations, chemical exposure, etc. These conditions are known to induce failure in most standard industrial equipment. While in many industries, these equipment failures may mean downtimes resulting in a waste of efforts and money, in the aerospace industry, equipment failures can impact lives. To avoid these failures, several small devices are used along with the equipment that can withstand the sudden impact of temperatures. Bellows or the expansion joints are the most prominent among them. They play an important role in the error-free, safe operation of various aerospace equipment and components. This post discusses the significance of bellows in the aerospace industry and the scope of applications for the same.


Significance of Bellows in Aerospace Operations

The bellows are used in various capacities for different aerospace applications. The following pointers will help you understand it better.

  • Bellows can be used to align equipment and components in the aerospace industry. The aerospace equipment features multiple actuators and other mechanically moving components. The alignment of such components can be maintained during the operations using a bellows. Generally, rubber like bellows are used to restrict unwanted movement or alignment of the actuators, and other linear motion components. In a way, these bellows help ensure that the actuators perform linear motion and that no radial, rotary or angular movement takes place.
  • The bellows can act as pressure sensing and sustaining equipment in aerospace applications. They can be used in the pressure gauges to check the sudden pressure rise or drop. Bellows can help prevent the equipment from abrupt failure due to high or low pressure. In certain cases, the bellows are mounted on the joints of fluid transmission lines at the bends and elbows to sustain pressure variations.
  • Although featuring rugged designs, the aerospace equipment may fail when exposed to challenges such as friction between the moving components, heat generation in engine operations, exposure to environmental high temperature, etc. The bellows undergo contraction and expansion which leads to uniform heat distribution and dissipation. Therefore, thermal management in the aerospace application is performed by the bellows, to some extent.
  • Leak-proofing is essential in aerospace applications. Bellows can be used for leak-proofing of lubricated components in aerospace equipment. They prevent the leakage of lubricants from the joints of aerospace equipment and help by reducing friction and enhancing the performance of the equipment.

A Few More Important Applications of Bellows in the Aerospace Industry

The bellows are used in the following aerospace industry applications.

  • Speed Detection: Bellows are used in the speed detection systems of aerospace equipment. The pressure fluctuations take place in several parts of aerospace equipment due to the speed variation. The bellows help sense the minute changes in the pressure in these speed detection equipment.
  • Communication Devices: The communication devices used in the aerospace industry are exposed to high-frequency signals. The bellows help minimize the impact of such high frequencies, vibrations, and dB losses on the communication equipment.
  • Electronics: Bellows can help assure mechanical redundancy to the sensitive electronic equipment in the aerospace industry.
  • Mechanical Actuation: Aerospace equipment possess several mechanical actuators. Although most actuation systems are electronically supported, the actual functioning mechanism is based on mechanical linkages. Bellows can be used to prevent  contaminants, pressure build-up, temperature rise, misalignment, etc in these mechanical linkages.

As the functional capabilities of bellows in the aerospace industry are extremely well established, the efficiency of operation depends on the quality of the bellows. That is why it is essential to source the bellows for aerospace applications from reliable manufacturers like Nabell. The company offers high-quality, custom manufactured bellows for multiple industrial purposes as well as qualified engineers ready to discuss your needs.

Latest Blogs

Know About Customized Indus...

January 23, 2023

Read More
A Detailed Discussion on Wa...

December 13, 2022

Read More
Know About CMM Bellows

November 16, 2022

Read More
How Important is Passing th...

October 31, 2022

Read More
NRF Series Robot Flex Suits...

October 12, 2022

Read More
What Qualities to Look When...

September 13, 2022

Read More
Why Consider Nabell’s Prote...

September 13, 2022

Read More
Why Consider Custom Rail Co...

August 8, 2022

Read More
Know About Plasma Cutting S...

June 27, 2022

Read More
Why Choose Nabell NRF Serie...

May 12, 2022

Read More
Know About Dust Cover Bello...

April 26, 2022

Read More
An Overview of Accordion Wa...

March 21, 2022

Read More
Know the Applications of Be...

March 16, 2022

Read More
An Overview of Three-sided ...

January 18, 2022

Read More
Nabell Wishes Everyone a Me...

December 22, 2021

Read More
What is a Bellows Pressure ...

December 2, 2021

Read More
Nabell Wishes Everyone a Ha...

November 24, 2021

Read More
Learn About the Significanc...

July 12, 2021

Read More
Know About Custom Dip Moldi...

June 23, 2021

Read More
Bellows in Aerospace: Signi...

April 29, 2021

Read More
A Brief Discussion over Sig...

February 25, 2021

Read More
Why Bellows Are Used in Lin...

January 19, 2021

Read More
Nabell USA Corp. Wishes Eve...

December 24, 2020

Read More
Know the Significant Role P...

December 14, 2020

Read More
Bellows vs Extension Tubes:...

August 26, 2020

Read More
Everything You Need to Know...

June 23, 2020

Read More
A Brief Guide to Manufactur...

May 12, 2020

Read More
Know About the Top Industri...

April 15, 2020

Read More
Nabell USA Corporation Wish...

December 20, 2019

Read More
How to Choose the Right Bel...

November 14, 2019

Read More
Medical Bellows and Their A...

September 30, 2019

Read More
Know About the Features and...

August 28, 2019

Read More
Role of Bellows in Macro an...

July 10, 2019

Read More
Way Covers: An Overview of ...

July 2, 2019

Read More
Features of Laser Cutting B...

April 26, 2019

Read More
Nabell USA Wishes You a Mer...

December 28, 2018

Read More
Know About Bellows and Thei...

November 28, 2018

Read More
Nabell Corporation- Your Tr...

June 7, 2018

Read More

View Nabell Products

plasma cutting bellows
waterjet cutting bellows
round bellows
3 sided bellows
round bellows
tapered bellows
enclosed bellows
flat bellows
camera bellows
linear motion bellows
laser cutting bellows
clean room bellows