As part of its aero engine testing and production process, Rolls-Royce needs to manoeuvre engine assemblies around multiple build stands, before transporting them between test beds and onto the engine test cell for final testing before release.
The process was hindered by a lack of engine orientation capability and lifting equipment that was confined to specific test beds. Rolls-Royce’s brief aimed to improve efficiency in all of these areas.
SCX Special Projects was chosen to design, manufacture and install a multi-unit mechanical handling solution. Collectively called the Engine Transportation System, it comprises the Transporter Bridge and its turntable, the Blue Brick, and the Red Brick.
These devices are fitted with RFID tagging and, in conjunction with the facility’s existing equipment, all are integrated into Rolls-Royce’s SCADA system that monitors load positions and prevents overloading.
Mechanical handling for speed and efficiency
Innovative engineering for utility and safety
A focused and cost-effective solution
Engine Transportation Hoist (ETH)
Control and safety by design
Attention to detail and fit-for-purpose
Package Transportation Hoist (PTH)
Automation and Control
Extensive EC&I Integration