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Optical Scanner Reduces Turbine Blade Inspection Time

Toshiba GE Turbine Components has reduced the time required to inspect and measure steam turbine blades from 208 mins. to 45 mins. By using the Maxos non-contact measurement system from the German com...


November 1, 2008
By MRO Magazine

Toshiba GE Turbine Components has reduced the time required to inspect and measure steam turbine blades from 208 mins. to 45 mins. By using the Maxos non-contact measurement system from the German company Steintek and its U. S. distributor NVision. The optical scanner uses five axes to reach every point on the blades and also generates specific and accurate measurements of critical areas, which are reported instantly. Features include a non-contact probe consisting of a concentrated light that collects individual points at a rate of 100 per second. The scanner can inspect blades without a matt coating having to be applied that introduces dimensional inaccuracy. A resolution as low as 0.0001 in. can be provided.

Toshiba GE Turbine Components

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