Engine Handling Systems

Maximize Throughput, Minimize Operating Costs MDS facilities are supplied with efficient engine handling solutions to minimize engine installation and removal times as well as quick configuration solutions to reduce engine time on test.

Efficient Handling, Increased Throughput MDS has a catalogue of established handling solutions that include both overhead and ground handling systems. Systems are integrated and focused on operator safety and operational efficiency.

Focus and Flexibility MDS’ multi-direction flatbed cart is capable of moving forward, backwards, diagonally and sideways, providing ultimate flexibility for transport between engine build locations, test preparation areas, and the test cell. The cart uses a system of cameras, in conjunction with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and floor markings to locate and navigate into position for equipment pick-up and docking. With the guidance system, the cart can be positioned to within 2 mm of the intended mark and 5 mm if the user controls the cart in free mode.

MDS’ standard rail-mounted transport cart is battery powered and moves along rails that are embedded in the test cell floor. The rails terminate in between the package base frames in the test cell. The cart has an on-board drive system that delivers the Engine Package to the docking system.

Engine handling solutions include:

  • Multi-directional self-propelled ground transportation systems
  • Rail mounted transportation systems
  • Monorail delivery systems
  • Bridge cranes
  • Single/dual hoist trolley assemblies
  • Quick connect hands-free adapter lifting beams
  • Towable engine transportation carts
  • Hydraulic & pneumatic lifting systems
  • Fully adjustable engine workstations
  • Engine adapter stands