Space Shuttle

space shuttle

This fixture was built for NASA and is used to rotate the shuttle's main engines. It is actuated by two, three-stage telescopic Sheffer cylinders which are capable of lifting a 300,000 pound load. Each cylinder has a total stroke of 25' and a main barrel measuring 19" OD. Sheffer's Engineering department worked closely with NASA during the design phase and our Quality Assurance staff helped the space agency implement a special QC program.