ServicePlus: New service concept for the experts in low-pressure blades
In response to continuous development efforts in the manufacturing sector, machinery manu- facturer Starrag will be collaborating on mainte- nance for a blade manufacturer in Görlitz.
Görlitz-based blade manufacturing is currently undergoing transition from a traditional manufacturing area in the turbine factory to a center of excellence for low-pressure blades for Siemens steam turbines. In addition to the overhauled manufacturing layout with new machines, the center of excellence is distinguished by its professional staff and perfect processes.
It is worth taking a closer look at the processes involved, since these are undergoing change too. For example, where previously a blade step was manufactured as a full batch, the individual production of blades denotes the future direction (one-piece-flow). Moreover, digitalization continues to make inroads into operational processes. It is increasingly supporting staff and processes; in the form of the Manufacturing Information System (MIS) or through Track & Trace (locating software), for example. Processing is becoming faster, safer and more flexible. This means that the maintenance requirements for machines are also changing.