On-Site Crankshaft Grinding Machine | Crankshaft Polishing Machine – RA Power Solutions

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

 

Cast Iron Crack Repair By Metal Stitching – RA Power Solutions

Steam turbine casing of Hangzhou make was reported damaged due to accident. The turbine operates at 130 MW peak load.

RA Power solutions deputed technician to the site with latest breed of instruments, equipments and consumables in order to undertake inspection of the turbine casing and to execute necessary repair following observation was made.

Observation-

Turbine casing due to accident developed multiple cracks at different locations. Crack of following dimensions were observed

  • Crack having a length of 190mm with indiscipline profile

  • 2 Cracks having length of about 300mm

  • Casting having dimensions of 600mm/450mm with thickness of 45mm was damaged into pieces

Crack repair by Metal lock and Metal stitching.

Crack Repair and damaged casting replacement was under taken by RA power technicians.

    • The damaged casting area was cut and disciplined profile was given measuring 650mm/520mm this area was properly ground

    • The damaged sample piece was sent for metallurgical test to know the composition of material.

  • A wooden pattern was made at site having an exact profile as of damaged area

    • A new casting piece having superior metallurgical properties then the original damage casting was manufactured

  • The new casting piece was fixed in damage area by metal stitching and metal locking process

    • RA power engineers used metal locks, metal keys and all consumables’ imported from UK for repair of cracks and damage casting

  • The polishing of outer and inner surface of damaged area was done and painted

  • The turbine is presently working satisfactory and has completed 3500hr of operation.

RA power under takes repair of crack casting by metal stitching and metal locking process from last 40 years and have executed successfully repair of heavy components used in power plants, industry, ships etc…

The metal stitching and metal locking can also be undertaken while sailing of the vessel.

Turbine casing
Turbine Casing
Damaged turbine casing
Damaged turbine casing
Turbine casing after repairs
Repair of casing by metal lock and metal stitching
Turbine casing after repairs
Turbine casing after repair

Repair of Damaged Engine Block – RA Power Solutions

RA Power Solutions was recently approached by a diesel power plant based in South America having Wartsila 12V32 and Wartsila 18V32 diesel generating sets.

Broken Engine Block of Wartsila Diesel Engine
Broken Engine Block of Wartsila Diesel Engine

A serious accident took place due to failure of cylinder liner resulting in to the damage of various parts including lower and upper engine block of Wartsila 18V32 engine. On investigation by RA Power Solutions technicians it was observed that upper and lower engine block suffered severe multiple cracks measuring to total 2900 mm in length and  damage of casting into small pieces measuring 300 X 460 mm.

Casting Piece Given Profile as per Damaged Engine Block
Casting Piece Given Profile as per Damaged Engine Block

Various options were discussed and it was decided to replace the lower and upper crankcase. The cost of replacement of damage lower and upper engine block of Wartsila 18V 32 was exorbitant with a delivery period of 9 months. RA Power Solutions proposed to repair the multiple cracks and damaged portion by metal stitching and metal locking process. This is a cold process of crack repair and has been followed by our technicians in number of installations all over the world during our service to the industry for last four decades

Special Metal Locks and Keys Used in Metal Stitching Process
Special Metal Locks and Keys Used in Metal Stitching Process

The damaged portion of the engine block was given a discipline profile and new piece of casting having similar metallurgical properties as of the parent material was placed and metal stitched using the latest design of metal stitching locks and keys. The multiple cracks were properly marked by our technicians using the latest MPI equipment to identify the cracks. The multiple cracks were also repaired by metal stitching and metal locking process.

Special Keys Used in Metal Stitching
Special Keys Used in Metal Stitching

RA Power Solutions also undertook the onsite grinding of crankshaft which got damaged due to accident and re-assembled the engine in 16 days time. All these repairs were conducted in-house with the onsite portable equipments which were carried to the site by the technicians. Perhaps no other company in the world can offer all repair services under the same roof.

The engine is performing satisfactory.

RA Power Solutions specializes in cast iron repairs, utilizes advance metal stitching and metal locking processes that are ideal and most suited for this type of crack repair.

RA Power Solutions takes the pride to announce that in our four decades of experience, we were able to save millions of dollars of end users by undertaking the onsite repairs of damaged parts avoiding the  expenses towards the cost of new parts which are exorbitantly priced with long delivery.

Meta Stitching Of Engine Block is in Process
Metal Stitching Of Engine Block is in Process

 

Repair of Damaged Engine Block by RA Power Technician
Repair of Damaged Engine Block by RA Power Technician

We have a dedicated team to undertake the repair of crack and damaged engine components. It is possible to undertake metal stitching and metal locking for repairs of crack on a moving vessel.

Repair of Engine Block by Metal Stitching/Metal Locking
Repair of Engine Block by Metal Stitching/Metal Locking While Vessel is Sailing

Technicians can join the vessel in short time as they carry seaman passport. As an Indian company we are respected for our sincerity, experience and lowest cost.

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

Lock and Stitch Cast Iron Repair – RA Power Solutions

Heavy castings like turbine casing, gearboxes, engine block, heads and heavy cast iron parts  need not to be disassembled in case of development of crack in casting or breakage of casting in to pieces due to accident.

Cold metal stitching and metal locking process is used to repair cracks in cast iron. The process of crack repair by metal stitching and metal locking does not require any welding and generation of heat. The time has proved that the crack repaired in casting by metal stitching and metal locking is far stronger and more durable in comparison to the repair of crack by welding process.

Repair of Broken Casting by Metal Stitching Process
Repair of Broken Casting by Metal Stitching Process
Broken Engine Block of Yanmar Engine
Broken Engine Block of Yanmar Engine

In most of the cases crack repair in casting is possible onsite and there is no need of transporting the heavy cast piece to the workshop. RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. undertakes crack repair by metal stitching and metal locking process for last more than 3 decades and have executed number of repairs successfully all over the world.

RA Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is the first company which can undertake repair of high capacity engine blocks, turbine casings, cylinder heads and all cast parts installed on the vessel while it is on move.

Assembly of Broken Pieces of Engine Block
Assembly of Broken Pieces of Engine Block
Metal Stitching of Engine Block in Process
Metal Stitching of Engine Block in Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lock and stitch cast iron repair executed by us is guaranteed for satisfactory performance. We are cost effective and priced lowest in the industry.

Metal Stitching and Metal Locking of Engine Block
Metal Stitching and Metal Locking of Engine Block
Engine Block After Repair
Engine Block After Repair