Some of the payoffs of Work-Out: Teams of hourly employees at the steam turbine plant in Schenectady, NY, revamped procedures at the steam turbine bucket
machinery center, where they now run--without supervision--$20 million of new milling machines that they specified, tested, and approved.
This object can then be used to define a turbine bucket
or compressor fan by providing the appropriate point data in each case.
The shrouds of the 7EC gas turbine maintain tight tip clearances with the turbine buckets
to enhance machine efficiency.
One such system at STGB involves a pair of flexible machining cells used for rough milling turbine buckets
, a process now completed up to eight times faster than a year ago.