AUTOMATED MAINTENANCE SYSTEM FOR DIESEL ENGINES
A new mechanism for labor-saving and time-saving overhaul has been established on a newly developed 4-cycle medium speed diesel engine. The total system for rationalized maintenance comprises three sub-systems, semi-automatic overhaul and assembly sub-system, automatic transportation and storing sub-system and semi-automatic cleaning and adjusting sub-system. A semi-automatic special overhaul and assembly device, for instance, is applied to the piston. The automatically operated engine parts carrier can travel automatically on rails along the engine to the place where the stacker crane is waiting. The store room is an automated parts warehouse equipped with stacker crane which can go down to the parts carrier in the engine room. Pistons pulled out from the engine and stocked in the store room are cleaned and adjusted by means of a specially developed device in the workshop. Accordingly, maintenance and overhauling of this engine require minimum manhours, moreover ensuring maximum safety and accuracy. The total system for rationalized maintenance is described and illustrated. This entire system is designed to service the engine aboard a ship at sea. The automatic control system uses a minicomputer.
Intl Symp on Autom of Engine & Emiss Test, 2ndLondon, England
- Danjoh, Y
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 29 p.
- Volume: 1
- TRT Terms: Automation; Automobile repair shops; Diagnostic tests; Diesel engines; Maintenance equipment; Maintenance practices; Reconstruction; Shopping facilities; Vehicle maintenance
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel engine diagnostics; Diesel engine maintenance; Repair shops
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00127611
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM