ACES Enables Readiness

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ACES quickly recognized the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vessel. This multi-purpose landing craft was deployed to support the recent balloon recovery operations. The Technology for Energy Corporation (TEC) team, through our Aviation Division (ACES Systems) supports every vessel in this fleet with fan balancing equipment, like the Viper 2E. The system is energized with two massive jet engines, supporting lift, thrust, and steering.

“The amphibious warship that has served as the nerve center for the recovery of the remains of a Chinese spy balloon is headed back to port to drop off what divers have recovered, a defense official confirmed to USNI News.

On Thursday, USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) was bound for its homeport at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., to drop off flotsam and underwater debris collected from the Chinese spy balloon that was downed Saturday by an F-22 Raptor off the coast of South Carolina, the official confirmed to USNI News.”

Viper 2E Vibration Analyzer & Balancer for Landing Craft Air Cushion

4-Channel Analyzer

The Viper 2E Vibration and Performance Analyzer is a compact instrument with all the power of the Viper and Viper 2 platforms. Designed for the harshest of environments with EMI Shielding and new cabling. Vibration and Acoustic Analysis on Jet Engines and Airframes, Transient Balance, Fan Trim Balance, and even Propeller Balance features are ready to go anywhere you are.

Transient Vibration Analysis

Accurate High-Speed Acceleration and/or Deceleration Transient Surveys

  • Powered by an internal battery and using minimal cabling, the V2E delivers vibration analysis at speed and accuracy levels typically available only in manufacturer test cells.
Transient Balance

Save Time and Money by Collecting Data in a Single Sweep

  • Transient Balance makes it possible to balance the engine from Idle to Max Power, instead of focusing only on single speed points. Test Cell quality balances on wing are possible.

Ensure Reliability of Measurements in Harsh Environments

  • Designed for MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2, the V2E protects from EMI, dust, water, and impacts faced in rugged, harsh environments. All cables have been built to MIL-SPEC standards which includes EMI hardening and longer durability.