equilibrator


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equilibrator

[i′kwil·ə‚brād·ər]
(ordnance)
Force-producing mechanism designed to provide a moment about the trunnions of a gun cradle or launcher which is equal and opposite to that caused by the unbalanced weight of the tipping parts, thus making it easier to elevate the weapon.
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Vibration of nearly perfect spring equilibrators. Proceedings of the 1997 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Design Engineering Technical Conference, DAC-3768.
Using the equilibrator adjusting screw, adjust the slide to align the pointer exactly with the 0 on the scale.
Use the equilibrator adjustment screw to move the slide in the minus direction until it's at its lowest position.
If the equilibrators aren't kept balanced during these temperature changes, it can gel really hard lo elevate or depress the cannon for firing.
But before it's done, you need to know about a change to TB 9-1000-234-13, Exercising of Recoil Mechanisms and Equilibrators.
If you don't exercise the recoil mechanism every six months like it says in TB 9-1000-234-13, Exercising of Recoil Mechanisms and Equilibrators, the gun mount seats are guaranteed to fail.
If it's been 6 months or longer, you're required to exercise the cannon using the information in TB 9-1000-234-13, Exercising of Recoil Mechanisms and Equilibrators.