Actuators and sensors are two very common parts in machine assemblies, and they often work in combination with one another due to the way their characteristics align. Often, a sensor can be used as the input of a machine, while the actuator can function as the output. Therefore, they are often used in machines which must respond to environmental conditions with a physical action. In this blog, we discuss the major differences between actuators and sensors so that you may best use them within an assembly.

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Altimeters are one of the most important instruments that can be found in the cockpit of an aircraft, allowing for a pilot to always be aware of their altitude or height above sea level. There are many reasons that a pilot would want to know their altitude, ranging from needing to remain high enough for ample performance to avoiding any possible collision with elevated terrain like mountain ranges. While many aircraft vary in the exact type of altimeter that may be present, almost all work in the same basic way. As any pilot will no doubt need to know their altimeter in and out to safely and optimally fly, we will discuss their functionality and importance below.

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