Locking unit for oxygen masks in application
Leading aircraft manufacturers worldwide entrust KENDRION with their passengers’ safety. In the unlikely event of pressure loss in the cabin, oxygen masks are automatically released overhead the passenger seats. For this application KENDRION has developed and produced the entire locking unit with aviation certified materials.
A bistable solenoid system is the core of the unit. During normal operation the integrated permanent solenoid maintains the locked state currentless. In case of an emergency, a brief electric pulse activates the locking unit via the coil. The drop down deployment container opens and the oxygen masks are released.
Reduced weight through compact design
Optimised energy consumption through currentless locking
High functional safety in accordance with aviation customer specifications
Already used in the B787, B737, A320 and A330
Compact solenoid locks for galley systems and for luggage bins, or linear solenoids for locking power hatracks and for seat adjustment in various aircraft programs are examples for KENDRIONs wide range of solutions.
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Aviation Engineering for Cabin Interiors
Aviation engineering calls for reliable and durable solutions developed and manufactured according to specific standards.
KENDRION offers such solutions designed according to customer-specific requirements. For this purpose, we utilise our special experience in the field of aviation engineering, combining it with our complete technology portfolio and our comprehensive know-how in fields, such as electronics, control systems, as well as solenoid and pneumatic technology.
Let us inspire you with innovative solutions in the following product areas:
Magnetic locking systems for doors, lids etc. Our Stored Energy technology is characterised by pulse control for opening with minimum power requirements. They require no power in opened and closed condition while offering high locking forces at a small and compact design.
Valves for compressed air and oxygen supply in life support systems. Media separated water valves for sanitary equipment or for water and drink supply in galley equipment. Valve systems for solutions to enhance the seating comfort. The Airboard® is an interesting solution integrating an electronic control board and a valve unit. This offers a lightweight and highly compact alternative to conventional solutions based upon valves mounted on a connection plate and separate control electronics.
Electronic components represent one of our traditional technology areas. We use electronic solutions to control solenoid and fluid systems to realise maximum performance in combination with low space requirements and minimum weight.
Based upon individual components and complete systems integrating mechanics and electronic, we efficiently design pneumatic actors, solenoid-based locking-systems or fluid systems for lavatories and on-board kitchens.