Magnetoelastic Torque Sensing Can Revolutionize Aircraft Flap Wing Systems 

Aircraft safety is of utmost importance, and the ability to detect overloading and prevent potential damage is crucial. The mechanical clutches, which are traditionally used to provide overload protection in aircraft flap wing systems, have certain limitations. One of the biggest limitations is the wear and tear caused by friction, leading to the failure of the system. 

To overcome these limitations, Melectric Systems has introduced magnetoelastic torque sensing products for overload detection in aircraft flap wing systems. The products are a game-changer for the aviation industry as they offer numerous advantages over traditional mechanical clutches.  

The measurement system works on the principle of magnetoelastic torque measurement, such that a ferromagnetic material’s magnetic field changes when forces act upon it. These changes are measured and evaluated by the sensor electronics, which are positioned on the shaft that is to be measured without contact, and no additional parts are attached to the actual component transferring the forces. This fully contact-free torque measurement process is what makes magnetoelastic technology unique. 

Magnetoelastic torque sensing products use a unique technology that involves a magnetoelastic sensing element. This element is made up of a magnetoelastic material that undergoes deformation when subjected to a magnetic field. The deformation caused by the torque applied to the flap wing system is measured and translated into an electrical signal that can be used to detect overloading. 

Melectric tells about its systems and their magnetoelastic technology in a recent blog which is available on its website. One key benefit, it explains, is the ability to detect overloading in real time which provides an additional layer of safety for the aircraft and passengers. 

Replacing traditional mechanical clutches with magnetoelastic torque sensing products is a simple and straightforward process. The products can be easily integrated into existing flap wing systems without the need for any significant modifications. They are more durable, accurate, and require less maintenance, making them an ideal replacement for traditional mechanical clutches. 

Located in Strasslach-Dingharting, Germany, near Munich, Melectric specializes in developing -customized magnetoelastic torque sensing products for OEMs in a variety of markets. For more info, and to see the complete blog, go to