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Re-profiling

What Does Robotic Re-profiling Mean for AV&R?

Our re-profiling machines inspect the parts entering the machine and use the design of the original parts to adjust the work to be done on each piece.

Combining vision and robotics, these innovative systems are a breakthrough in the engine component overhaul (MRO) industry.

Our Solutions Work on What Types of Parts?

Our robotic re-profiling systems are the right choice to recreate the profiles of engine-run parts during their service life, for parts such as:

  • High- and low-pressure blades (HPC & LPC)
  • Fan blades

What Can You Achieve With One of Our Machines?

Knowing that fuel consumption is critical, the repair of aircraft engine parts is a major issue. Your used parts will be systematically more accurate when using automated precision machines, and your clients will be consistently satisfied with your production.
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How?

Achieving an accuracy of ± 25-micron tolerance (± 0.9 thousandth of an inch or 0.025 millimeters), AV&R’s robotic machines meet the requirements of part repair plants by recreating high-precision elliptical profiles on used blades as if they were new, minimizing the removal of parent material.

To achieve such tight tolerances, our team has developed adaptive and closed-loop capabilities, coupled with final leading and trailing edge inspection.

The result is mind-blowing, our re-profiling machine will make
your used parts perform better than when they were new.

Concretely, What Will You Gain?

  • Improve the quality and consistency of your production by eliminating human subjectivity.
  • Reduce the scrap rate and increase the life of your parts since the system removes minimal parent material.
  • Reduce abrasive consumption.
  • Reduce the risk of worker injuries.
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What Is the Impact on Fuel Consumption?

New blade designs are complex aerodynamic 3D shapes that are key to reducing fuel consumption. Adaptive robotics and vision systems are therefore necessary to accurately recreate these initial shapes.

Thanks to the precise elliptical profile achieved with our robotic machine, there is a reduction in turbulence, resulting in a decrease in fuel consumption. This technological advancement signifies progress toward a sustainable and efficient future.

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Main Technologies You Can Mix in Our
Re-profiling Machines (Options)

  • Leading and trailing edge re-profiling
  • Foil, platform, and fillet polishing
  • Weld blending
  • Chord-length feedback
  • Final edge profile feedback

A Cambridge University’s study showed a 1.3%
reduction in fuel consumption and pollutant emissions by
having precise elliptic profiles on the leading edges
of fan blades and compressor blades.

Thinning of trailing edges and polishing of engine run blades can also be performed in these machines. As for the repeatability of inspection measurements, our systems achieve an R&R (EV) ≤ 12% for a tolerance of ±50μm/±.002 within 4 sigma.

Upgrade your MRO operations and achieve unparalleled precision with our adaptive robotics and vision technology. Take the next step towards precision and innovation.

Partner with AV&R today!

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Thinning of trailing edges and polishing of engine run blades can also be performed in these machines. As for the repeatability of inspec- tion measurements, our systems achieve an R&R (EV) ≤ 12% for a tolerance of ±50μm/±.002 within 4 sigma.
A Cambridge University’s study showed a 1.3% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions by having precise elliptic profiles the leading edges of fan blades and compressor blades.

Main Technologies You Can Mix in Our
Re-profiling Machines (Options)

  • Leading and trailing edge re-profiling
  • Foil, platform, and fillet polishing
  • Weld blending
  • Chord-length feedback
  • Final edge profile feedback