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Equipment 'Upilex' RV polyimide Measures coatings on film ferrous or non ferrous RV provides excellent drape and forming characteristics crtiical for ICI Films has announced the deep drawing applications. In substrates with same launch of 'Upilex' RV polyimide addition, 'Upilex' RV's unique film tailored specifically to meet chemcial structure yields a tear probe the demands of aerospace vacuum strength nearly double that of conventional polyimide films. bagging and diaphragm forming composite manufacturing pro­ 'Upilex' RV has been evaluated The new PosiTector 5000 coating cesses. by ICI Composite Structures, thickness gauges now offered by Tempe, Arizona under actual Sheen Instruments are justifiably Manufacted by Ube Industries manufacturing conditions with described as "unique". This is of Japan and marketed inter­ impressive results. It was con­ because they are the only low cost nationally by ICI Films 'Upilex' sidered superior to any other gauges that can measure coatings Rv is derived from BPDA (bipheny l tetracarboxylic polyimide film available today for on ferrous and non-ferrous sub­ dianhydride). the manufacture of complex proto­ strates using the same probe. For type parts where its combined this reason they are expected to 'Upilex' RV offers enchanced toughness and deep drawing make a strong challenge to tradi­ elongation properties whilst main­ characteristics proved invaluable. tional two-probe instruments taining essential toughness from currently available. room temperature to over 400°C — a characteristic not previously ICI Films, PO Box 6, Shire Various models are available available with conventional polyi­ Park, Bessemer Road, Welwyn and at their UK debut on the mide films. With a typical elong­ Garden City, Hertfordshire. AL7 Sheen stand at this month's ation of 350% at 350°C, 'Upilex' 1HD. Tel: 0707 323400. INSPEX Exhibition the top of the range 5004 FN created particular interest. The 5004 FN provides full statistics, batch facility, printer connector and includes software BMW Rolls-Royce launch BR700 core for down loading stored readings to PC/SPC systems. All PosiTector 5000 models incorporating Rolls-Royce's unique BMW Rolls-Royce has launched major step for the new joint give one-hand operation with one wide-chord fan blade technology. the core demonstrator programme venture company and will help to point measurement in any position The first BR700 series develop­ for the BR700 series range of aero strengthen the European aero and excellent repeatability. All ment engine is due to run later in engines being designed to meet engine industry. models are self-zeroing, shirt pocket 1993 with the first engine into emerging airframe requirements "The BR700 will be a Good size and measure up to 1500 service expected in 1996. in the regional airliner market. Neighbour engine with low emis­ microns coating thickness. The company plans to offer sions and low noise — well below The full-size core (high pressure Operating on an electromagnetic complete propulsion systems with system) is due to run in the first Stage 3 levels — as design goals." principle, the new PosiTector Full Authority Digital Engine half of 1993 and the objective of Core design, incorporating the series uses non-wearing solid Control, nacelle and thrust rever­ the programme is to develop a latest technology, will lead to a sapphire probe tip to eliminate ses . high efficiency common core for family of engines spanning thrusts wear, with rugged construction to the BR710 and BR715 engines. between 13000lb to 22000lb. prevent damage. It uses a 9-volt Civil Engines, Rolls-Royce BMW Rolls-Royce chairman In order to achieve this thrust alkaline battery and is fitted with a plc, PO Box 31, Derby DE2 Albert Schneider said recently: range, the engine will be offered low battery indicator and auto 8BJ. Tel: 0332 248959. "The launch of the BR700 core is a with a range of fan diameters shut-down to prolong battery life. Sheen Instruments Ltd, 8 NVG and NVIS with near infra­ 100°C, are nuclear hard and Waldegrave Road, Teddington, NIR blocking red (NIR) emissions from LEDs solvent resistant and can be lamin­ Middlesex TW11 8LD. Tel: or incandescent sources, while ated to include an electrostatic 081-977 0051. ensuring the visual effect and screening mesh for EMC appli­ filters colour discrimination of displays cations. Type OXL/600/930/ are maintained. They are suitable DC01 is for green/yellow appli­ for illuminated switches, opticators, cations having visible transmission exceeding 70% (between 400 and caption indicators, attention getters exceeding 70% (between 400- 590mm) and NIR transmission Oxley Developments has intro­ and cockpit floodlights either as 540mm) and NIR transmission (between 650 and 1000mm) less duced a range of infra-red blocking filtes which conform to MIL-L- retrofits or new monolithic glass (between 600 and 1000mm) less than 0.02% with green/red ratio 85762-A, RAE Working Paper 6 filter/colour/antireflection lenses. than 0.02% with green/red ratio exceeding 200. Filter thickness varies from exceeding 250. Type OXL/660/ and EFA specifications. Designed Oxley Developments Co Ltd., 1 mm minimum, they operate over 950/DC01 is for red/amber appli­ for use in military avionics systems, Priory Park, Ulveston, Cumbria a temperature range of -55 to cations having visible transmission the filters prevent 'blinding' of LA12 9QG. Tel 0229 52621. AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — June 1991 29 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology , Volume 63 (6): 1 – Jun 1, 1991

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'Upilex' RV polyimide Measures coatings on film ferrous or non ferrous RV provides excellent drape and forming characteristics crtiical for ICI Films has announced the deep drawing applications. In substrates with same launch of 'Upilex' RV polyimide addition, 'Upilex' RV's unique film tailored specifically to meet chemcial structure yields a tear probe the demands of aerospace vacuum strength nearly double that of conventional polyimide films. bagging and diaphragm forming composite manufacturing pro­ 'Upilex' RV has been evaluated The new PosiTector 5000 coating cesses. by ICI Composite Structures, thickness gauges now offered by Tempe, Arizona under actual Sheen Instruments are justifiably Manufacted by Ube Industries manufacturing conditions with described as "unique". This is of Japan and marketed inter­ impressive results. It was con­ because they are the only low cost nationally by ICI Films 'Upilex' sidered superior to any other gauges that can measure coatings Rv is derived from BPDA (bipheny l tetracarboxylic polyimide film available today for on ferrous and non-ferrous sub­ dianhydride). the manufacture of complex proto­ strates using the same probe. For type parts where its combined this reason they are expected to 'Upilex' RV offers enchanced toughness and deep drawing make a strong challenge to tradi­ elongation properties whilst main­ characteristics proved invaluable. tional two-probe instruments taining essential toughness from currently available. room temperature to over 400°C — a characteristic not previously ICI Films, PO Box 6, Shire Various models are available available with conventional polyi­ Park, Bessemer Road, Welwyn and at their UK debut on the mide films. With a typical elong­ Garden City, Hertfordshire. AL7 Sheen stand at this month's ation of 350% at 350°C, 'Upilex' 1HD. Tel: 0707 323400. INSPEX Exhibition the top of the range 5004 FN created particular interest. The 5004 FN provides full statistics, batch facility, printer connector and includes software BMW Rolls-Royce launch BR700 core for down loading stored readings to PC/SPC systems. All PosiTector 5000 models incorporating Rolls-Royce's unique BMW Rolls-Royce has launched major step for the new joint give one-hand operation with one wide-chord fan blade technology. the core demonstrator programme venture company and will help to point measurement in any position The first BR700 series develop­ for the BR700 series range of aero strengthen the European aero and excellent repeatability. All ment engine is due to run later in engines being designed to meet engine industry. models are self-zeroing, shirt pocket 1993 with the first engine into emerging airframe requirements "The BR700 will be a Good size and measure up to 1500 service expected in 1996. in the regional airliner market. Neighbour engine with low emis­ microns coating thickness. The company plans to offer sions and low noise — well below The full-size core (high pressure Operating on an electromagnetic complete propulsion systems with system) is due to run in the first Stage 3 levels — as design goals." principle, the new PosiTector Full Authority Digital Engine half of 1993 and the objective of Core design, incorporating the series uses non-wearing solid Control, nacelle and thrust rever­ the programme is to develop a latest technology, will lead to a sapphire probe tip to eliminate ses . high efficiency common core for family of engines spanning thrusts wear, with rugged construction to the BR710 and BR715 engines. between 13000lb to 22000lb. prevent damage. It uses a 9-volt Civil Engines, Rolls-Royce BMW Rolls-Royce chairman In order to achieve this thrust alkaline battery and is fitted with a plc, PO Box 31, Derby DE2 Albert Schneider said recently: range, the engine will be offered low battery indicator and auto 8BJ. Tel: 0332 248959. "The launch of the BR700 core is a with a range of fan diameters shut-down to prolong battery life. Sheen Instruments Ltd, 8 NVG and NVIS with near infra­ 100°C, are nuclear hard and Waldegrave Road, Teddington, NIR blocking red (NIR) emissions from LEDs solvent resistant and can be lamin­ Middlesex TW11 8LD. Tel: or incandescent sources, while ated to include an electrostatic 081-977 0051. ensuring the visual effect and screening mesh for EMC appli­ filters colour discrimination of displays cations. Type OXL/600/930/ are maintained. They are suitable DC01 is for green/yellow appli­ for illuminated switches, opticators, cations having visible transmission exceeding 70% (between 400 and caption indicators, attention getters exceeding 70% (between 400- 590mm) and NIR transmission Oxley Developments has intro­ and cockpit floodlights either as 540mm) and NIR transmission (between 650 and 1000mm) less duced a range of infra-red blocking filtes which conform to MIL-L- retrofits or new monolithic glass (between 600 and 1000mm) less than 0.02% with green/red ratio 85762-A, RAE Working Paper 6 filter/colour/antireflection lenses. than 0.02% with green/red ratio exceeding 200. Filter thickness varies from exceeding 250. Type OXL/660/ and EFA specifications. Designed Oxley Developments Co Ltd., 1 mm minimum, they operate over 950/DC01 is for red/amber appli­ for use in military avionics systems, Priory Park, Ulveston, Cumbria a temperature range of -55 to cations having visible transmission the filters prevent 'blinding' of LA12 9QG. Tel 0229 52621. AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — June 1991 29

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1991

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