Crankshaft Repair | Crankshaft Grinding | Onsite Crankshaft Machining

RA Power Solutions undertakes Grinding of Crankshaft of High Capacity Engines used in Shipping companies, Power plants and in various other sectors. The company has experience of more than forty years in undertaking successful repairs of Crankshaft and major components. As we are aware Crankshaft is a heart of engine and is most expensive part with limited availability of particular make and model.

Damaged CrankPin of Mirrlees Blackstone Engine
Damaged CrankPin of Mirrlees Blackstone Engine
Inspection of Crankpin Under Process
Inspection of Crankpin Under Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAP expertise lies in repair of crankshaft s which meets with a serious accident like Seizure of bearing. It is generally observed that due to rubbing of bearing steel surface with the CR Pin diameter, excessive heat is generated. Thus there is a increase in Hardness. Every manufacturer specifies the maximum limit of Hardness.

In case of Mirrlees Blackstone K and KV, major series of engine, the normal hardness at the time of manufacturing of crankshaft is between 21.5 to 26 on HRC Scale (241 to 268 on HB scale). It is obvious that after seizure of bearing, the hardness increases even to the level of 45 to 50 HRC.

The Mirrlees Blackstone allows the higher hardness under deviation maximum up to 32 HRC against the standard of maximum  26 HRC. In normal situation as per the manufacturer, the crankshaft  stands rejected as it has far higher Hardness then the stipulated in the manual.

Field Instruction for Crankshaft Rehabilitation of Mirrlees Blackstone Engine
Field Instruction for Crankshaft Rehabilitation of Mirrlees Blackstone Engine

RA Power took the following action to save the Crankshaft.

I.) The Hardness was taken on various spots, not having gap of more than 15 mm.

II.) Hardness was recorded and maximum hardness of 50 HRC was observed.

III.) Since  bearing line marks, taper and ovality on the crank-pin was observed, the grinding was undertaken and CR Pin dia was reduced by 3.5 mm approx.

IV.) The Hardness was reduced and the maximum Hardness of 42 HRC was observed on few spots. Although the 42 HRC Hardness was on higher side, then the maximum limit of 32 HRC specified by the manufacturer. The Crankshaft was accepted under deviation due to following reasons

a)  The higher Hardness was observed in a scattered pattern.

b) The higher hardness was away from the Lubricating Oil Hole and radius fillet of the CR Pin which are considered to be critical Zone

The Crankshaft was accepted and his performance is observed as satisfactory from last more than three and half years.

The saving of Crankshaft from rejection was possible only due to the Experience RA Power solutions has of successful repair of  more than ten thousand crankshaft.

RA Power Solutions undertakes Crankshaft Repair, Crankshaft Grinding and offer Onsite Crankshaft Machines to the repair companies.

Grinding of Crankpin is in Process
Grinding of Crankpin is in Process by RA Power Solutions

Note: The writer of this article is Mr Raj Shahani, Managing Director of RA Power solutions Pvt Ltd.

Website: http://www.rapowersolutions.com/ and he is instrumental in saving  number of Crankshafts from rejection.

Grinding & Repair of Crankpin is in Process
Grinding & Repair of Crankpin is in Process
Finished Crankpin after Grinding & Repair
Finished Crankpin after Grinding & Repair

Crankshaft Grinding Machine- Mobile Machining of Crankshaft

In case of failure of crankshaft or bearing on a vessel/stationary power plant it results to extremely high cost for repairs and with long downtime. RA Power Solutions manufactures and exports onsite and insitu crankshaft grinding, crankshaft machining equipment which saves considerable cost of repair and save time as disassembly of the crankshaft and transport to the workshop is not required.

Portable Crankshaft Grinding Machine
Portable Crankshaft Grinding Machine
The insitu crankshaft grinding machine performs and delivers the same quality standards which are achieved by old designed, conventional bench type crankshaft grinding machine.

Advantage of using RA Power Solutions onsite crankshaft grinding machine and mobile machine:

I) Company having more than 40 years of experience in grinding and repair of crankshafts of high capacity marine and industrial engines and understands the importance of maintaining tolerances as per OEMs.

II) It is a highly advanced technology grinding machine which is designed to take the stress while machining and polishing of crankshaft, crankpin and main journal.

III) Crankshaft Grinding Machine is light weight and compact and can be easily taken to the site all over the world as accompanied baggage.

Crankshaft Grinding Machine Packed For Dispatch
Crankshaft Grinding Machine Packed For Dispatch
Crankshaft Grinding Machine Accessories Packed for Dispatch
Crankshaft Grinding Machine Accessories Packed for Dispatch

IV) Customized tooling adapting to all makes of engine and models. Machine available in the range of 60 mm to 700 mm.

V) Onsite grinding of crankpin and main journal is possible with this grinding tool.
VI) Onsite Crankshaft Machine is easy to operate and training is provided.

VII) Machine body is made from titanium which results to the minimum vibration while in operation. Machine can be used on vessel while sailing.

The company has sold more than 70 machines all over the world. It is highly recommended for repair workshops, power plants, shipping and engineering companies.

For more information, please email us on info@rapowersolutions.com or call us on +91-9582647131

Grinding of Crankshaft on a Moving Vessel
Grinding of Crankshaft on a Moving Vessel
Grinding of Crankshaft in a Power Plant by Crankshaft Grinder
Grinding of Crankshaft in a Power Plant by Crankshaft Grinder
Grinding of Crankshaft on VBlock by Crankshaft Grinding Machine
Grinding of Crankshaft on VBlock by Crankshaft Grinding Machine

Crankpin Grinding | Crankpin Repair – Get it Executed by Experts

Crankshaft is the heart of every engine. It is estimated that the cost of crankshaft is almost 30 to 35% of the total cost of engine. RA Power Solutions considers and treats every crankshaft with the greatest attention. The inexpertly ground crankshaft can lead to the failure of bearing and crankshaft in totality causing considerable damage and loses to the owners.

Onsite Crankpin Grinding and Crankpin Polishing
Onsite Crankpin Grinding and Crankpin Polishing

RA Power Solutions undertakes onsite crankpin grinding and crankpin polishing in one setting. The portable, light weight onsite crankshaft grinding machine is taken to the site. The crankshaft grinding machine is designed in such a way that it can undertake the crankshaft machining, crankshaft grinding and crankshaft polishing in one setting.

The forty years experience of our company and staff guarantees machining, grinding and polishing of crankshaft to the highest professional standards strictly in accordance to the tolerances stipulated by the manufacturers. Our experience of working on crankshaft and the trust of our clients have resulted to successfully repair of more than 10,000 crankshafts Worldwide

The services of crankshaft grinding and crankshaft polishing are extended for all the applications including forging hammers, marine and industrial.Our location in India gives us an opportunity to serve our clients in Middle East Asia and European countries.

Damaged Crankpin of Marine Engine
Damaged Crankpin of Marine Engine
Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machine - Grinding Crankpin on Board a Vessel
Crankshaft Grinding Machine – Grinding Crankpin on Board a Vessel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technician’s having Indian CDC can sail on the vessel and can execute the repairs. The main advantage of availing RA Power Solutions services is not only limited to the availability of experienced technicians but all the repairs like metal stitching, repair of major parts, dismantling and overhauling of DG sets is also offered.

We stand guarantee for all the jobs executed by us for successful repair of the engine in totality.

For more information, please email info@rapowersolutions.com or call us on +91-9582647131

Finished Crankpin After Grinding
Finished Crankpin After Grinding
Grinding of Crankpin is in Process
Grinding of Crankpin is in Process

Insitu Crankpin Grinding | Crankpin Repair | Marine and Industrial Engine

RA Power Solutions undertake crankpin polish and crankpin grinding of crankshaft for four stroke and two stroke for marine and industrial diesel engines.

We work on medium and high capacity diesel engines having capacity of more than 400 KW. In terms of diameter we can undertake crankpin polish and crankpingrinding onsite for the diameters ranging from 60 mm to 700 mm.

Crankshaft Grinding and Polishing with Highest Precision

The crankpin grinding and crankpin polishing for marine and industrial application is undertaken by onsite crankshaft grinding machine. The diameter, surface finish and all parameters are maintained strictly as per the manufacturer’s specifications. Each job of crankpin polishing and crankpin grinding is executed with the greatest care because inexpertly repair of crankshaft can lead to the premature failure of the bearing causing considerable consequential damage. In fact with four decades of experience in the field of crankshaft grinding and crankshaft repair our experts technicians guarantee machining of crankshaft to the highest professional standards.

Damage Crankpin of Wartsila 12V32
Damage Crankpin of Wartsila 12V32
Insitu Crankshaft Grinding Machine from Crankcase Window
Insitu Crankshaft Grinding Machine from Crankcase Window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost Effective Crankshaft Grinding Services

In spite of constantly executing the repairs as per the OEMs standards with the highest quality demand we as an Indian company are considered to be the lowest price wise in comparison to the companies based in Europe, Singapore and other countries. We have executed successfully repair of over 10,000 crankshafts which is a testimony of confidence on us by clients based all over the world.

Inspection and Grinding of Crankpin of Wartsila Engine is in Process
Inspection and Grinding of Crankpin of Wartsila Engine is in Process

 

Services Related to Repair and Overhauling of Engine

RA Power Solutions offers all the services related to repair and overhauling of medium and high speed engines which includes following:

I)Insitu crankshaft repair, crankshaft grinding and crankshaft polishing up to 700 mm diameter.

II) Engine block repair by metal stitching and metal locking, line boring and other process.

III) Repair of major parts like cylinder heads, connecting rods, cylinder liners, etc.

IV) Repair and overhauling of diesel engines

All the repairs and services offered by RA Power Solutions are supported with guarantee.

We extend services all over the world including Nigeria, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Taiwan, Belgium, Korea, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Myanmar, Greece, Spain, Finland, Netherlands, Oman, Dubai, Iran, Egypt, Russia, Philippines etc.

For more information, please email us on info@rapowersolutions.com

Grinding of Crankpin Under Process
Grinding of Crankpin Under Process
Finished Crankpin of Wartsila Engine After Onsite Grinding
Finished Crankpin of Wartsila Engine After Onsite Grinding

Insitu Crankpin Machining

Sulzer model 6RTA Engine was reported damaged in high seas near Mombasa on a transit to Sri Lanka. On investigation, it was observed that the connecting rod bolts got sheared damaging lower and upper engine block and three crankpins of the Crankshaft.

Team of RA Power Solutions technicians having experience of undertaking in-situ crankpin machining and a team undertaking repair of crack and damaged engine block by metal stitching and metal locking process was deputed on board a vessel within a short notice as all of them have a seamen passport.

Repair of Engine Block by Metal Stitching Process
Repair of Engine Block by Metal Stitching Process

On preliminary examination multiple cracks on upper and lower crack case of engine block were observed measuring in totality 2900 mm in terms of length. Three crankpins were damaged developing taper and ovality exceeding more than 1 mm. RA Power Solutions team of technicians worked non-stop and executed the repair of crankpins by onsite crankshaft grinding machine. All pins were undersized to 1.5 mm due to the damage.

Grinding of Crankpin on Board a Vessel
Grinding of Crankpin on Board a Vessel
Crankpin After Grinding by Crankshaft Grinding Machine
Crankpin After Grinding by Crankshaft Grinding Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The engine block cracks were repaired by metal locking and metal stitching process. The complete job was executed within 68 hours. The hard work, knowledge, experience, sincerity of technicians have been very much appreciated by the owners. This achievement was possible due to RA Power Solutions having latest design of equipment, experienced technicians having Indian CDC.

For more information, please email us on info@rapowersolutions.com

Crankshaft Grinding Machine for Small Diameter

Onsite grinding of crankshaft without removing it from the engine block is undertaken by taking the reference of radius fillet.

The onsite crankshaft grinding machine is placed on both side of the radius of the crankpin and tool rotates undertaking grinding and polishing of crankshaft. This process of crankshaft grinding by in-situ crankshaft grinding machine is successful generally for the diameter of the crankpin of 200 mm and above having a bearing width of 125 mm minimum.

Crankshaft Grinding Equipment from 30 mm Diameter
Crankshaft Grinding Equipment from 30 mm Diameter
Insitu Crankshaft Grinder
Insitu Crankshaft Grinder

 

 

 

 

 

For the smaller diameter of the crankpin, it is not possible to undertake the grinding by taking the reference of radius fillet due to the space constraints.

RA Power Solutions has introduced a compact, easy to operate onsite crankshaft grinding machine which is suitable for grinding and polishing of small diameters of the crankpin above 30 mm. The crankpin bearing width can be as small as 30 to 40 mm. With this latest technological advance crankshaft grinding machine, it is easy to grind the smaller diameter of the crankpin having smaller crankpin bearing width.

Onsite Grinding Machine for Small Diameter
Onsite Grinding Machine for Small Diameter

The crankshaft grinding machine has the main features of machining, grinding and polishing of the crankpin. The tolerances in terms of taper, ovality, surface finish are maintained far better than the manufacturer’s recommendation.

RA Power Solutions having 4 decades of experience in in-situ crankshaft grinding have executed successfully repair of more than 11,000 crankshaft all over the world and are leaders in this field.

For your requirement of portable onsite crankshaft machine, you may write us on info@rapowersolutions.com