TITLE

Snap-Ring Installer Cuts Processing Times

PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Assembly;Jun2009, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the adoption of an automated O-ring and snap-ring installation device from Automated Industrial Systems by General Electric Aviation plant engineer David Hyde in Durham, North Carolina to improve the quality and speed up the insertion of rings in jet engines. It says that the pilot in the barrel fits into the bore for accuracy. The article notes that its small air cylinder pushes the retraining ring through the barrel. It adds that the device reduce the installation time to 10 minutes from one hour.
ACCESSION #
41876472

 

Related Articles

  • GE lays off 300 jet engine workers. Richfield, Paul // Business & Commercial Aviation;May99, Vol. 84 Issue 5, p40 

    Reports that General Electric has laid off around 300 workers at two United States jet engine assembly plants in Lynn, Massachusetts and Evendale, Ohio. Reasons for the layoff; Company's failure to get the United Parcel Service contract; Clientele for the Lynn plant.

  • Cogen for France.  // European Power News;Aug98, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p2 

    Announces that GE Industrial AeroDerivative Gas Turbines has received contracts from Thomassen Stewart and Stevenson International BV to provide gas turbines.

  • GE Engine Services—Company Wins New MRO Contracts.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/8/2002, Vol. 156 Issue 14, pS8 

    Reports the winning of GE Engine Services Inc. on several maintenance, repair and overhauling contracts to different business enterprises. Details on the terms and conditions agreed; Modifications and upgrades of several Rolls-Royce engines; Replacement of engine modules.

  • GE restructuring yields dividends. Kandebo, Stanley W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/8/1994, Vol. 141 Issue 6, p56 

    Reports on the economic impact of the General Electric Aircraft Engines's reorganization. Yielding of large dividends for the company; Restructuring as key to coping with a looming business slump; Impact of the firm's 1991 decision to overhaul its entire manufacturing organization; Realignment...

  • GE Aircraft Engines Wins New Contracts.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/13/2000, Vol. 153 Issue 20, pS10 

    Focuses on the contracts awarded to GE Aircraft Engines from several companies in the United States. Project for the US Navy; Information on a joint venture with Snecma; Deal with the Turkish government.

  • GE's hopes high for March F414 tests. Kandebo, Stanley W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/21/1994, Vol. 140 Issue 8, p92 

    Reports on the expectations that General Electric Aircraft Engine's F414 engine will pass its week-long design review scheduled to begin on March 7, 1994. Ground test; Resonance in the blades of the engine's third-stage compressor blisk; List of F414 development.

  • GE offers improved CF34 for regional jet.  // Air Transport World;Jul94, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p72 

    Reports on GE Aircraft Engines' release of the company's CF34 derivative engine. Description of the featured engine improvements.

  • Fairchild opts for CF34-8D.  // Air Transport World;Oct98, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p103 

    Details the use of GE Aircraft Engines' CF34-8D engine in Fairchild Dornier's 728JET airplane. Features of the engine; Scheduled commercial release of the airplane.

  • GE90 concludes critical tests. Kandebo, Stanley W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/21/1994, Vol. 141 Issue 21, p40 

    Reports on General Electric Aircraft Engines' completion of the final test in the GE90 certification program. Bird strike test; Blade-off test; Defect in the GE90 test engine.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics