EthosEnergy offers complete in-house manufacturing cycles for all blades and buckets, both OOEM and Other OOEM.
From a qualified variety of sources for forgings or castings, blades and buckets are manufactured following structured, frozen and controlled processes. Lean manufacturing principles are followed throughout the overall production cycle to ensure that all operations are carried out in a clean, organized and productive environment.
Conventional grinding, as well as 5-axis grinding machines and wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) allow us to deliver parts on-time and in-line to the highest level of customer expectations.
All parts are 100% checked on a dedicated Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) machine. Non-destructive examinations like fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) and Eddy-Current tests (ECT) are part of standard production processes. Optical scanning (ATOS) is also employed to verify parts’ dimensional features. Strict production monitoring, process analysis and continuous improvement are driving principles of our philosophy.
Dedicated assembly checks prior to coating operations are always carried out on dedicated fixtures to:
Verify seal plates & locking hardware installation
Verify shrouded bucket tip engagements
EthosEnergy offers a variety of coating solutions including:
Protective coatings on z-notch contact surfaces of shrouded buckets
Protective strips on roots
Internal coatings for cooling holes
All sets of blades and buckets are sequenced to be ready for installation. Suitable packaging procedures and the choice of customized and compartmentalized boxes ensure the delivery of components in an ideal condition.
The serialization of the parts, provided with quick traceability, allow us to record parts life history and customize maintenance plans as a function of the equivalent operating hours. This eliminates the risk of necessary component replacement prior to any possible failures.