New Pitch Adjustment Tool tested in USCG Jawhawk
All Metal MS introduced the “Pitch Adjustment Tool” or PAT which replaces the commonly used Trammel Tool and minimizes the time it takes to complete a track and balance.
All Metal MS, April 27, 2015 - All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, assembly /production line platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling introduced today, the “Pitch Adjustment Tool” or PAT as it will be known.
PAT is All Metal’s innovative approach to providing a solution that replaces the commonly used Trammel Tool and minimizes the time it takes to complete a track and balance.
PAT attaches to the Pitch Control Link (PCL) and can be set at a nominal measurement to adjust a new PCL, or can center older rod ends to achieve a 1 to 1 ratio to match original dimensions of the worn PCL. By centering the rod ends, you are able to virtually eliminate the redundant process of setting and testing the new PCL until you’ve achieved a perfect match. This saves tremendous man hours and test flight hours, thereby, saving time, money and energy when completing a track and balance for the aircraft. This tool has been tested by the US. Marine Corp. on the UH-1Y for almost a year and the reviews have been astonishing!
Johnny Buscema, All Metal’s President & CEO stated, “We worked side by side with the United States Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, FL, mechanics to improve the design of our existing PAT making it more versatile for the various linkages on the MH-60J. The PAT provides efficiency for the mechanics while dramatically decreasing liability. Our mission… Customized For Efficiency… Built For Safety… is always the catalyst behind our team’s commitment to building our products from a user’s perspective.”
About All Metal Maintenance Stands: www.AllMetalMS.com has been providing high quality maintenance stands to the aviation industry for more than a decade. We specialize in the innovative design and manufacturing of safety first aircraft maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment and hangar equipment for all Helicopter applications, and focus on working with customers to design customized products that enhance and improve aircraft maintenance. All Metal MS is an innovator in the production of quality safety first aircraft maintenance stands, improving safety and enhancing maintenance effectiveness. All Metal M.S. custom safety first aircraft maintenance stands; maintenance support equipment and hangar equipment are sought after and tested by aircraft mechanics worldwide. All Metal MS is a global leader in safety first maintenance technology.
Aircraft mentioned in this article :
Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk 6009 ( US Coast Guard )