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Industry Report: Enhancing Aerospace Interiors with Ergonomic Components

AeroPosTechWPCollageWhile many aircraft OEMs are concentrating efforts on stripping weight out of everything from the aircraft body to passenger seating, using lightweight materials in certain applications comes with its own share of risk. Design engineers can ensure that quality and end user comfort is not sacrificed when replacing traditional materials with lightweight options by adding ergonomic torque hinges to interior cabin applications, such as food trays, IFE (inflight entertainment systems) and interior panels and doors.

Lightweight positioning solutions provide ergonomic functionality for passengers as well as crew members and maintenance personnel. Hinges and display mounts designed with pre-engineered constant torque technology provide a full range of motion that improves passenger ergonomics and usability by:

  • Supporting a display screen or table when it must remain stationary, yet allowing it to be easily adjusted with one hand
  • Withstanding vibration and inertial loading that may result while the aircraft is in operation
  • Allowing displays to be easily pulled toward or pushed away from the passenger as needed
  • Simplifying operation with one-touch positioning of displays, doors and panels
  • Eliminating the need for service or adjustment during operation

With lightweighting at the forefront of new aircraft designs, engineers are tasked with integrating lightweight materials into interior applications that provide enhanced functionality and promote fuel efficiency. Incorporating positioning solutions designed with lighter materials enhances ergonomic functionality in aircraft interior applications, providing a comfortable, quality experience that end users desire.

To learn more about how pre-engineered torque hinges and display mounting solutions can improve your ergonomic aircraft interior design, download Southco’s Aerospace Positioning Solutions Industry Report.

Engineering Article Round Up

In case you missed it, we would like to share a few recent articles from around the web that showcase our diverse engineering and technology expertise. Check out the stories in our Engineering Article Roundup to learn more about new technologies and application design solutions from Southco knowledge experts! 1. Technology Makes Medical Equipment

Next Generation Display Mounts for Precise Position Control

Southco has expanded its AV Display Mount offering with three new models that provide enhanced functionality and design flexibility. The AV-D32 Series includes a next generation Tilt and Swivel Mount (K Series), a Tilt, Swivel and Single Swing Arm (A Series), and a Tilt, Swivel and Dual Swing Arm (A Series) designed with Southco integrated Positioning Techno

Compact Tilt and Swivel Display Mount Offers Robust Performance In a Small Package

Southco’s AV-C20 Compact Tilt and Swivel Display Mount provides reliable tilt and swivel functionality for smaller, lighter displays. Integrated positioning technology provides precise control, allowing a display to be tilted at various angles with minimal operating effort. The AV-C20 expands on Southco's display mount offerings with a compact version d

Basic Tilt Mount Offers Reliable Positioning for Simple Displays

Southco’s Tilt Display Mount (T Series) is now available with or without counterbalanced constant torque. The AV-D25 Tilt Display Mount Basic provides reliability and proven tilt positioning and offers a basic solution for the moving and positioning of heavy panels and displays, while the counterbalanced version provides even lower operating efforts. Th

Video – Reduce Aircraft Weight in Interior Applications

Even the smallest elements make a significant impact when it comes to the functionality and fuel consumption of an aircraft. Incorporating lightweight components into interior applications can improve usability, security and ergonomics, while reducing weight in overheard luggage bins, galley doors and seating headrests. Recognizing that lightweight

Ergonomic Center Console Design for Automotive Interiors

With changing design trends, Automotive design engineers are adapting their specifications to overcome a wide range of center console challenges such as vibration and noise issues, and overall functionality of the design. Ergonomics have also become a key focus of center console design as well, as consumer usability and operation expectations continue to

Twice As Much Torque to Lift and Position Heavier Items with Ease

Southco’s new E6-600 Constant Torque Position Control Hinge features increased holding power and lightweight aluminum construction. The E6-600  Constant Torque Position Control Hinge allows the user to hold a door or panel securely at any desired angle, and delivers twice as much torque to support larger, heavier items. E6 class positioning hinges p

Positioning Hinge Selection in Medical Equipment Applications

Constant torque hinges use engineered friction systems to provide continuous resistance against motion. Southco’s line of constant torque hinges is ideal for applications where it is necessary to easily hold open and position doors and panels, such as wall charting stations, medical cabinets and diagnostic equipment with heavy lids. When opening a wall

Best Practices for Display Mounting Selection for Medical Equipment

For healthcare professionals working with medical equipment each day, such as diagnostic equipment and mobile carts with monitors attached, it is essential that arms or mounts support the display screen when it must remain stationary, yet be easy to move when repositioning is required. Southco’s constant torque positioning technology, which offers a