12 August 2015

Turntable Washer for Landing Gear – Case Study 1079

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Background This company has manufactured and serviced aircraft components for over 55 years.  Today they employ 20,000 people at 100 facilities in 16 countries.  They manufacture and service landing gear, wheel and brake assemblies, actuator systems, etc. Parts Cleaning Problem At their landing gear service centers, the customer needed batch loaded cleaning systems that can […]

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12 August 2015

High Pressure Turbine (HPT) Blades Washer – Case Study 1000

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Background Hundreds of “Fins” surround the center “Rotor” section of Jet Engines. These fins are actually high pressure turbine (HPT) blades which are very complex. The surface of the part is peppered with tiny EDM holes which lead to a central cavity and larger “root holes” in the rectangular end. Parts Cleaning Problem These blades […]

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12 August 2015

Spray Washer for Jet Engine Rotors – Case Study 1007

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Background This complex rotor part stands about 7 ft. tall, has a 40” diameter at its widest point, and weighs 1,000 lbs. The part has several rows of “HPT BLADES” and is covered with tiny holes. Parts Cleaning Problem First, this tall, 1,000 lb. part had to be fixtured so that the blades and other […]

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12 August 2015

Precision Cleaning Jet Engine Parts – Case Study 21805

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Parts Cleaning System RD-6000LX-PCS Twin systems designed for final, precision cleaning of critical jet engine components. These parts cleaning systems have a roll-in door and a spray/dry manifold that automatically lowers into the parts. Both the interior and exterior surfaces are directly impacted as the machines cycle through the following stages… wash, rinse, fresh rinse, and […]

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12 August 2015

Jet Engine Exhaust Rings Parts Washer – Case Study 21480

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F-4000LX-PCS Parts Washer This customer makes various parts for jet engines and aircraft.  They purchased the F-4000LX-PCS parts washer shown to clean shrouds.  Each part is approximately 36” in diameter and 27” in height.  To clean the inner diameter to the same degree as the outer diameter, a powered spray/ dry manifold gets automatically lowered […]

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11 August 2015

Long Spray Washer for Jet Engine Rotors – Case Study 21766

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Impulse Wide-80 The Impulse Wide-80 spray washer is designed to automatically clean jet engine rotors in a horizontal orientation. The work envelope is 80″ long x 33″ in diameter. This is a two (2) stage wash/dry system with spray and dry manifolds that oscillate around the rotor (the rotor remains stationary.) Plastic lined “V” fixtures […]

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5 August 2015

Parts Washer for Jet Engines – Case Study 21422

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Background This aerospace manufacturer develops engines for the civil and defense industries. Parts Cleaning Problem They needed to clean various aircraft engine parts in the manufacturing process. The System / Solution RD-5000-PCS Precision Cleaning System This system cleans designated jet engine parts to the highest possible level.  This system has a 50″ diameter turntable, 60″ […]

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