Ground support equipment

Seal insertion tool for aircraft NG hubs

Progressive development of grease management in new generation aircraft wheels has seen the introduction of improved sealing methods. The installation of these generally larger and stiffer seals requires considerably more effort than previously. Therefore a  seal insertion tool for aircraft NG hubs is required.

Solution:The seal insertion tool is a capstan device with four rollers that can be radially pre set to match the seal diameter. The tool will drive the seal to its seating by rollers imparting pressure at the seal rim while rotating, thus pushing the seal to its seat.

Aircraft wheel seal insertion tool capability

Our tool is suitable for the following aircraft.

  • B737 NG
  • B777
  • A380 (via Honeywell)

Hanley Smith – Solving aircraft maintenance issues.

At Hanley Smith we have a proactive approach to aerospace engineering. Identifying aircraft maintenance problems and applying our engineering skills to develop a solution. Our many years of experience in precision engineering help us to design and manufacture innovative tools and services. The ‘seal insertion tool’ is just one of many solutions we have developed to reduce aircraft downtime and improve maintenance efficiency.

seal insertion tool