Turbine Assembly-Manufacturing

26 March 2018 comments

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Electro-mechanical Lifts for Turbine Assembly/Manufacturing

Handling Specialty has developed a solid reputation for delivering safe, intelligent and robust material handling equipment to power-gen industries utilized in the assembly, testing and MRO of gas turbines, compressors, pumping systems and turbo machinery systems. 

If your operations require a safe, efficient and reliable method of positioning technicians around large assemblies such as gas turbines, Handling Specialty’s four-post, electro-mechanical lifting systems are a superior alternative to fixed height work stands or scaffolding.  Alternatively, these systems can be configured to position the turbine itself to the correct elevation for ergonomic and safe access by the technicians.  Electro-mechanical actuation packages offer many advantages over hydraulic systems and are engineered to suit within existing building constraints and layouts.  Systems are designed to be fully self-supporting or can be tied into a building’s existing architecture. 

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Handling Specialty’s unique approach creates a safe work environment for employees, components and equipment by incorporating many redundant safety features into each design.  These types of safety features often include secondary anti-fall protection systems to protect against a catastrophic failure, redundant braking solutions, dead man style operator interfaces and programmable safety laser scanners.  Electronically and/or mechanically synchronized drive systems provide for accurate and repeatable positioning, smooth motion characteristics and simple motion control. 

Control of all axis of motion can be fully automated or sequenced by operator intervention.  Operator interfaces range from simple push buttons to high performance, touch screen HMI’s for simple and seamless communications between the user and the control system.  Full color visual displays of the equipment, security access login, data collection, performance optimization, maintenance planning and diagnostic tools are a few typical features that can be incorporated into the system controls.   

Given that each project has different technical and scope requirements, Handling Specialty’s creative engineering team collaborates with its clients from conceptual engineering through detailed design.  In addition to a comprehensive inspection and validation process, all equipment undergoes thorough performance testing and each client is invited to participate in a full factory acceptance test prior to shipment.  Turnkey installations, onsite training, maintenance, spare parts and technical support are routine activities provided by Handling Specialty’s Professional Services Group.  A highly skilled and dedicated work force delivers innovative solutions, exceptional professional support, world class credentials and an unmatched experience.

General Electric, Siemens, Solar Turbines and Sulzer are just a few companies who trust Handling Specialty to develop safe and reliable solutions to complex material handling challenges.  Handling Specialty is considered the premier source of custom engineered lifting systems utilized in advanced manufacturing applications which celebrate safety and efficiency.  For more information on these production proven systems or to learn more about Handling Specialty’s expertise with custom engineered material handling solutions, please contact Mike Roper at 906-945-9661 ext. 234 or via email at mroper@handlng.com.

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