A new jet engine test cell facility – the largest of its kind in the world – puts jet engines through a series of rigorous and precisely measured tests. The cutting-edge facility allows engines to be pushed safely to their limits, enhancing performance and efficiency.
The challenge was to design a hoisting package that can move jet engines safely around the facility, before undertaking the important task of lifting them safely from the floor to the test rig, and back. Precise alignment with the connections on the test rig interface was a primary objective.
SCX designed, built, tested and installed a package of hoisting solutions, including an overhead travelling crane and a high-integrity handling system for the highly valuable jet engine assets.
SCX’s bespoke handling solution delivers a range of benefits to the test cell, including safe, reliable and repeatable jet engine handling; accurate engagement with the testing interface; efficient use of the test cell’s limited roof space; and ease of access for service and maintenance.