Sensor technology: Powering precision and progress in ground support equipment

Feb. 15, 2024
Sensor technology is revolutionizing GSE operations, enhancing safety and improving efficiencies for ground service providers, Tim Conklin writes for Ground Support Worldwide.

FORT ATKINSON, Wis., - Mobile machines are essential workhorses in various industries, including aviation. One of the biggest trends in mobile machines is automating more of the basic functions of equipment. On refuse trucks, for example, a driver only needs to know how to drive a truck. The machine can locate the container and lift it, while monitoring the hopper level and weight in the back, Tim Conklin writes for Ground Support WorldwideContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

Date goes Here - Ground support equipment (GSE) plays a crucial role in ensuring efficient and safe aircraft turnaround times and is therefore seeing similar trends.

Deicers were among the first GSE machines to embrace full automation. These critical systems require precise fluid application and boom positioning to ensure efficient ice removal without damaging the aircraft.

Sensor feedback empowers intelligent systems like JBT's EZ-Jib on the Tempest-i to control the boom with a single joystick, simplifying operation while maximizing effectiveness. Sensors monitor the real-time position and can even enable automatic stowing in the correct position.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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