Crankshaft repair is required in case of following abnormalities observed in the crankshaft

  • Development of taper and ovality in crankpin and main journal of the crankshaft in access of tolerances stipulated by manufacturer

  • Development of bearing line marks, pitting and rough surface

  • Damage of radius profile due to accident or seizure of bearing of crankpin or main journal

  • Development of crack and variation in hardness of the crankpin and main journal of the crankshaft.

  • Loss of alignment of the crankshaft

Crankshaft repair is undertaken by RA power solutions of the crankpin and main journal of the crankshaft diameter ranging from 35mm to 700mm. Crankshaft repair is undertaken by experienced technicians who have been specifically trained in our workshop on a dummy crankshaft, the company has experience of more than four decades in crankshaft repair.

The on-site grinding equipment designed and manufactured by RA power solutions can maintain the close tolerance after crankshaft grinding within 0.02mm and the surface finish which is far superior to the international standards. Crankshaft grinding machine has a main frame manufactured out of titanium steel which makes it lighter and vibration free during operation. The grinding of crankshaft is possible even while sailing of the vessel and there is no requirement of holding the vessel at anchor or a port for crankshaft repair.

All the crankshafts repaired by RA power solutions are guaranteed for a satisfactory performance we have successfully executed more than 10,000 crankshaft repair jobs. The services of crankshaft grinding and crankshaft repair are offered on low cost and our technicians carry CDC of Indian origin, Panama, and Pallav.

Crankshaft repair
Crankshaft repair
On-site crankshaft repair
On-site crankshaft repair
Crankshaft repair machining
Crankshaft repair machining

Crankshaft Repair | Crankshaft Grinding and Crankshaft Polishing

The concept of onsite repair of crankshaft is getting popular with the introduction of a portable lightweight on-site crankshaft grinding machine. Now it is possible to undertake crankshaft repair, crankshaft grinding and polishing on site without dismantling of the crankshaft from the engine.

On-site Crankshaft Repair, Crankshaft Grinding, and Crankshaft Polishing costs low with minimum downtime and inconvenience as it does not require removal of crankshaft from the engine block, packing and transportation to the designated workshop for repair by grinding or polishing process

Advantage of trusting RA power solutions

  • First company based in Asia having experience of four decades in Crankshaft Repair, Crankshaft Grinding and Crankshaft Polishing

  • All repairs of crankshaft and process followed for grinding of crankshaft and polishing of crankshaft are approved by class agencies of repute like DNV, Lloyds and various inspecting organisations spread all over the world

  • The repair of crankshaft is executed with a guarantee for the satisfactory performance, the pre and final inspection reports before and after grinding and polishing crankshaft are submitted

  • Technicians executing the repair of crankshaft onsite are highly skilled, trained in our factory on a dummy crankshaft in order to understand the techniques for successful repair of the crankshaft. Some of our technicians have experience of more than 45 years.

  • The onsite inspection and polishing of crankshaft repair is recommended to enhance the life of crankshaft and bearings

  • RA power solutions offers and undertakes inspection and polishing of crankshaft on board a vessel on a nominal cost

  • During our working of four decades on diesel power plant, shipping companies we have undertaken Crankshaft Repair, Crankshaft Grinding and Crankshaft Polishing number exceeding more than 10,000

Conclusion:

RA power solutions has team of technicians with valid CDC from Panama, Palau, and India and can travel all over the world within a short notice

On site crankshaft grinding
On-Site Crankshaft Grinding
Crankpin grinding and polishing
Crankpin grinding and Polishing
On-site crankshaft repair
On-site crankshaft repair

On-Site Crankshaft Grinding Machine | Crankshaft Polishing Machine

Crankshaft grinding machines are designed to maintain the accurate tolerances as per the engine manufacturer’s recommendation

Generally, it is observed that even for the higher diameter of crankpin and main journal of the crankshaft the tolerances do not exceed more than 0.05mm in order to achieve such close tolerances of crankpin and main journal of crankshaft RA power designs and manufactures on-site crankshaft grinding machine which has the capability to maintain the close tolerance of even 0.01mm/0.02mm which is far better than the close tolerance specified by the engine manufacturers.

The on-site crankshaft grinding machine and crankshaft polishing machine manufactured by RA power solutions has the following features:

    1. Crankshaft grinding machine is designed in a way that it can be inserted from the inspection window of the engine block thus there is no need of removal of the crankshaft from the engine block.

    2. In case of space restrictions, RA power has the capability to design the equipment according to the space available on site for grinding or polishing of crankshaft/turbine/alternator shaft/rotor shaft etc…

    3. The on-site crankshaft grinding machine is lightweight portable and can be easily carried to the site all over the world. The crankshaft grinding  machine is packed in the suitcase and is carried as accompanied baggage accepted by all international airlines

    4. The main body of crankshaft grinding equipment is manufactured out of titanium alloy which is lightweight and can absorb the vibrations this feature of crankshaft grinding machine facilitates RA power technicians to undertake crankshaft repair on board the vessel while it is sailing, maintaining the close tolerances within 20 microns.

    5. Crankshaft grinding machine designed and manufactured by RA power can presently work up to 700mm diameter which we are in process of extending up to 1000mm.

Conclusion

RA power has sold more than 70 crankshafts grinding machines all over the world which are performing satisfactorily the cost of the machine is low and is affordable for repair workshop, shipping company, power plants etc…

 Crankshaft grinding machine for repair and grinding
Crankshaft grinding machine for repair and grinding
Crankpin grinding on board the vessel
Crankpin grinding on board the vessel
Crankshaft Grinding Machine for Small Diameter
Crankshaft Grinding Machine for Small Diameter

 

Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machine | Insitu Crankshaft Polishing and Grinding Machine | Crankshaft Machining

In case of accident of Crankshaft in recent past, it was necessary to disassemble the crankshaft from the engine block or housing, pack it and send it to the designated work shop.

The Introduction of Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machine, Insitu Crankshaft Polishing and Grinding  Machine, Crankshaft Machining, there is no need of removing the Crankshaft and sending it to the work shop as now it is possible to undertake crankshaft grinding and crankshaft repair with revolutionary design of Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machines manufactured by RA Power solutions.

Portable Crankshaft Grinding Machine
Portable Crankshaft Grinding Machine

The Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machine has been developed out of our experience of Crankshaft repair of Forty Years. The Machine is Light Weight and can be taken to the Site. It has following Features.

I.) Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machine , Insitu Crankshaft Polishing and Grinding Machine is manufactured by RAP after extensive research, development and our experience.

II.) The Machine in the Initial Years was used by our technicians for  In-house applications. Now from last ten years Machine  is sold in open market all over the world.

III.) The Insitu Crankshaft Grinding and Polishing Machine is user friendly and can be operated by any person having basic machining knowledge.

IV.) The Machine is capable and is designed to maintain the close dimensions and Geometrical tolerances as per the manufacturers requirement.

Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machine Ready for Dispatch
Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machine Ready for Dispatch
V.) Presently Onsite Crankshaft Grinding Machine is manufactured for the diameter of the Crank-pin and Main Journal of the Crankshaft ranging from 30 mm to 700 mm.

 

VI.) Crankshaft Grinding Machine is manufactured out of Titanium Alloy which is light Weight and can be easily carried to the Site.

 

VII.) The Machine is capable of working on a Vessel while it is moving.

VIII.) Training forms an Integral part of the Crankshaft Grinding Machine. Training onsite is provided.

 IX) We have sold more than seventy machines all over the world and are priced cheapest in the International Market.

 

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

 

For more details, please email us on info@rapowersolutions.com or visit our website http://www.rapowersolutions.com/onsite-crankshaft-grinding-machine.aspx

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