If you don't know Yukio Sugimoto, Aircraft Cabin System Founder and President, you should.
For the last few months, Yukio
has hinted at a new product and we wanted a chance to show it to our readers.
Back in January, Yukio
indicated that it would be a revolutionary new drop down monitor… but that was about all.
developed a switching power supply to jack up the system voltage enough and store it to get the required loss-of-system-power screen retract (Remember - P = V squared over R).
One can see the the smaller motor in the magnified image.
Lower power mechanical requirement (small spring) equates to a smaller actuator motor.
Another feature is microprocessor control.
By adding "smarts" with a processor, the unit can be programmed to adjust for head strike and other dynamic anomalies, as well as, counting operation cycles - a boon to maintenance tech's.
With all this technology the unit maintains a weight in the low 8 pound range.
At APEX the retract featured a 9.7 inch screen, but Mr. Sugimoto
told IFExpress that he
is entertaining a 12 monitor and see's applications on B737s and A320s.
We predict that the ACS
retract will become an industry standard and should you get to another show where the unit is demonstrated be sure to check it out.
You can reach Yukio Sugimoto
At APEX we ran into a "retired" Peter Daniello working in the Post Modern Group booth, and he
wanted us to say hello to all his
industry friends, so, here's Peter.
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