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Balancing the Future with Gyroscopic Pins
Precision pins (with tolerances down to .000003” [.000076mm] on OD’s/ID’s and .000010” [.000254mm] flatness) are manufactured by our experienced precision machinists with specialized and custom equipment. In most cases, precision grinding and lapping is required to maintain the finishes and tolerances required by our customers.
Gyroscopes are commonly used in aircraft instrumentation such as altimeters, compasses, and turn coordinators. These instruments contain a wheel or rotor which is rotating at a high RPM (revolutions per minute) which gives the system properties of rigidity and precession. The U.S. Military trusts the lives of the pilots and many others to the ultra-precise central guidance pins produced by GLE-Precision.
Missiles and Defense
Gyroscopic pins are used in a broad range of defense applications today. You will find guidance pins in modern ICBM/nuclear missiles along with Abram tanks. These devices have proven to be very effective in these systems which can require an in-flight change in direction with precise location and target readings. As more tanks, planes, missiles, and personnel are outfitted with advanced targeting systems, the need for gyroscopic navigation systems to partner with targeting systems will rise.