SealWerks supports the aviation industry with the design and manufacture of one of our core products, pre-conditioned air hoses (PCA hoses) that are used by ground support crews to cool internal avionic equipment. Our PCA hoses are quality manufactured using heavy sewing and radio frequency welding for durability, improved performance, and to reduce kinking.
We manufacture additional products to support the aviation industry including aircraft wash curtains used in cleaning airplanes, hangar insulated curtains that control temperature zones, and aviation noise barrier curtains designed to reduce noise for worker safety within the hangar.
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Use Quality Pre-Conditioned Air Hoses for Cooling the Aircraft
SealWerks is a leading manufacturer of PCA Duct used by aircraft ground support and maintenance crews to control the movement of conditioned air from the handler to the aircraft, forward of the jet bridge. Most ground support cooling equipment has standard hose fittings, but there are various systems with different requirements specific to airports around the world.
Our customized PCA hoses are made to accommodate these special requests. AmCraft pre-conditioned air duct are made with quality in mind and will efficiently and effectively cool the inside of the aircraft in hot, humid and colder climates. Each PCA hose can be fabricated for coupling sections together such as zipper, Velcro, band clamp and ready cuffs to fit any diameter.
SealWerks offers a complete line of PCA wire supported and lay-flat hoses with various levels of insulation. Pop Up Pit and Hatch pre-conditioned air hoses are made for convenience, as the hoses are stored underground to keep them out of the way and can be protected against the elements such as sun, rain and the potential damage from moving ground service vehicles.
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Retractable Air Hoses
The Pop Up Pit style PCA hoses are extremely retractable. Typically, 15 meters (49 feet) of insulated PCA hose will retract to less than 5 feet for stowage into the underground pit. RF/HF welding makes this extreme retraction possible for most lengths and diameters because of the flexibility inherent with welded seam methods. Pre-conditioned air hoses with RF welded seams are extremely durable and suitable for most weather conditions.
SealWerks manufactures a highly effective standard and custom range of PCA Hose products including:
- Rigid Duct and Slings
- Lay Flat and Flat Spiral
- Wire Supported Insulated Hoses
- Custom PCA Connectors
- Reducers, Adapters and Wyes
- Pop Up Pit—Specific PCA Hose with seamless diameter reductions
PCA Duct is used for Commercial and Military Aircraft
SealWerks’ PCA hoses are made in the USA and meet ISO compliance for commercial and military aircraft requirements.
We can manufacture PCA duct in any length, diameter, and with a variety of end fittings. We are geared for volume production runs but can manufacture custom sizes and configurations given slightly longer lead times.
Bellows Covers for Aircraft
Aircraft, both commercial and military, utilize RF welding to fabricate bellow-like covers for throttle, lever and stick controls. These bellows assemblies are similar to a shift boot on a car, but are most often larger and more irregular in configuration.
Radio frequency welding (RFW) creates liquid tight seams, which are critical to keeping foreign matter out of control linkages directly under the bellows assemblies. Used for many equipment assemblies, bellows covers made using radio frequency welding protect shafts and other movable parts from dust and other contamination.
These custom made watertight shirts are fabricated with RF—hot air vinyl welding that fit snug around the main shock strut of the aircraft landing gear. The intent of this type of seal is to keep detergents used to wash the aircraft body out of the brake linings of the landing gear.