RPI showcased its iMAP (Integrated Measurement and Assembly Platforms) and Quadrant systems for gas turbine inspection and assembly in the MRO market.
RPI have more than 750 successful CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) rotary table installations worldwide. The Quadrant range of rotary tables provide an additional axis for any high precision CMM inspecting component parts such as gas turbine discs and fan blades.
Jim Palmer, RPI’s sales manager, said: “We really enjoyed exhibiting at MRO Americas for the first time this year. This is a key market for us, and we’re excited to be part of a forum where we can present the fantastic capabilities that both iMAP and Quadrant technology can deliver to benefit MRO aerospace operations. The show has enhanced our understanding of the market and we enjoyed meeting with both new and familiar faces there.”
RPI has already proven to reduce inspection times by 90% and improve gauge repeatability and reproducibility by up to 10 times for existing MRO customers. iMAP is typically used in this application once the engines are dismantled, to inspect each individual section of the engine for cracks, wear and distortion. Once the components have been approved, repaired or replaced, iMAP’s Rotor Stacking software is used to optimise the assembly of each component relevant to its neighbour. This ensures minimum runout or unbalance is achieved in the finished rotor.