Gimbal Joints

Bellows-sealed gimbal joints from Bird Bellows offer high integrity solutions to the need for aircraft pneumatic and fuel duct articulation in anti-ice, engine bleed air, environmental control, and APU ducting systems. Bird Bellows gimbal joints offer the following design features:

  • Clear bore for minimum pressure drop
  • No end loads from internal pressure
  • Available with flanged or welding ends
  • Bellows-sealed for zero leakage
  • Minimum mass
  • Available in titanium, CRES, or high temperature nickel alloys
  • Suitable for pneumatic and fuel systems, airframe and engine
  • Established size range from 1.5” to 9” diameter
  • Internal and external restraint designs available
  • Proven in long service, maintenance free
Gimbal Joints