General Electrodynamics Corporation has designed, built and supplied the most advanced Aircraft Scale Systems in the world.
GEC’s patented, advanced and innovative piezo-electric sensor design is the key to our unmatched accuracy and repeatability in the aircraft scales market.
GEC’s Top-Of-Jack Load Cell Systems are stronger, more reliable, and provide better accuracy than any other load cell system available. Our Load Cells have a larger, oversized ball cup that is integrated into load cell with a thicker stem than any competitor. Because our ball cup is integrated and not threaded or pressed into the load cell, our design virtually eliminates the possibility of shearing and is far more accurate.
The “smart indicator” calculates gross weight, center-of-gravity (CG) in inches or centimeters, and percent (MAC) and can print a weight ticket directly from the indicator. The Brainweigh 2000 lets you connect to any GEC digital load-cell, no matter what the capacity, the Brainweigh recognizes the load cells connected.
Smaller size and higher capacity load cells have a deeper ball cup for a safer fit to the hard point of the aircraft than the competition. The digital load-cells are connected to the multi-functional “smart indicator” by cabling. All equipment is housed in a protective case.
GEC has once again pioneered the latest innovation in aircraft weight and balance equipment. Relying on years of experience, and input from users throughout the world, the GEC wireless top-of-jack aircraft weighing system was developed, tested and now released to the aircraft weight and balance sector.
No longer does the user have to deal with cumbersome connecting cables in order to perform the weighing. Each load cell is provided with a small transmitter/receiver module, which communicates via RF to a remote hand held computer. The GEC copy write protected software allows the computer to control the load cell zero, and display the weights of the individual load cells as well as the lateral balance and center of gravity location in % MAC and inches for all aircraft types.
With reduced weighing set up time by 50% and no lengthy cables cluttering the area, the weighing site is now safer than ever. Load Cell rotation is now as simple as lifting the load cell and module from the jack and placing it in the next location. No troublesome cables to tangle or manipulate from location. Each load cell transmits its data and location, so there is no need to worry about which load cell is connected to which display channel. The weighing system is housed in a protective storage case.
GEC has partnered with Lockheed Martin and has designed this product to interface with the USAF’s Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) using GEC’s wireless aircraft weighing system(s).
The iAWBS software allows weight information to be captured and imported directly from the GEC’s weighing system into the AWBS Form B Worksheet. This allows complete integration from the aircraft weighing to AWBS.
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General Electrodynamics Corporation offers several different models and types of aircraft weight and balance systems. From ultra-light and UAV aircraft to A380’s, our aircraft scales are engineered using the highest quality aircraft composite materials and advanced technologies available. GEC has designed and manufactured aircraft scales for over 40 years, continuing our focused investment in R&D of new product development and newer technologies. Our engineers focus on accuracy, durability and longevity in our design modeling goals.
All our systems are easily configured to communicate through secure wireless transmissions to our custom configured Windows 10 tablet that comes pre-loaded with our proprietary W&B software. Our team meticulously creates aircraft or vehicle specific profiles tailored to your exact weighing application.
When evaluating each aircraft weighing system, a few factors to consider are:
- Accuracy & Repeatability
- System Set-Up and Storage
- Actual Weighing Interval
- Capital Investment Needed
- Cost of Jacks and Mule
- FAA & CAA mandated aircraft weighing
Each product comes through a Full AS9100D Certified Quality System, manufacturing and testing processes. Our aircraft weighing systems are built to last, tested and certified at our Arlington Texas facility. Normally, the cost of a load cell kit is less expensive than a platform system. The annual cost of ownership for recalibration and maintenance must be factored into your investment criteria. GEC’s equipment is proven the most accurate, lightest and longest lasting heavy-duty portable systems in the world.
Let our weight and balance experts help you find the right solution for your aircraft weighing needs!