Breakthrough in Jet Engine Rotor Balancing To Be Demonstrated at MRO Americas 2013

Vibration Solutions North will demonstrate its patent-pending Kin-Dex™ balancing tooling in Booth 332-334 at the MRO Americas conference being held April 16-18 at the Georgia World Congress Center.


ATLANTA, GA. – April 8, 2013 – Vibration Solutions North (VSN), a subsidiary of Moscow Mills, Inc., will demonstrate its patent-pending Kin-Dex™ balancing tooling in Booth 332-334 at the MRO Americas conference being held April 16-18 at the Georgia World Congress Center. In the demonstration area, VSN balancing experts will show MROs how they can dramatically reduce their balancing setup time while increasing repeatability and still meet the tighter tolerance requirements for new generation jet engine rotors.

Kin-Dex balancing tools incorporate kinematic mounting principles to greatly increase repeatability when locating rotors on a fixture or during the indexing process. By improving repeatability, MROs can dramatically speed up the business process of balancing because no time is wasted in trying to “dial in” the previous location.

“As competitive pressures intensify in the aviation MRO industry, the efficiency of jet engine rotor balancing processes has become a major driver of overall business performance,” said George Allen, Vice President, Balancing Tooling Products and Services, Vibration Solutions North. “The Kin-Dex technology is coming to market at an ideal time. It gives MROs the ability to reliably meet the extremely tight tolerance requirements, often of only a few micro-inches eccentricity, specified for new generation jet engines. And, they can often meet these stricter standards in significantly less time.”

Kin-Dex technology forms the foundation of VSN’s portfolio of capabilities, which include rotor balancing services in a state-of-the-art facility, the design and manufacture of custom balance machine tooling, and balance machine tooling evaluation, repair and replacement.

The VSN demonstration of Kin-Dex technology will be performed on a CEMB Model ZB100 hard bearing, 2-plane balancing machine, with new B11 instrumentation, designed specifically for aerospace applications.

About Moscow Mills, Inc. / Vibration Solutions North (VSN)

Moscow Mills, Inc. is a unique world-class R&D engineering and manufacturing firm, providing mechanical-engineering services, specialized balance tooling and services, and high precision component production for the R&D, prototype, and short-run markets. The company uses state-of-the-art 3D CAD and FEA analysis to prepare complex components and systems for manufacturing. Complex high tolerance prismatic prototypes and components are manufactured using 2-axis, 3-axis, 4-axis, 5-axis and 7-axis CNC equipment. The company is located in Stowe, Vermont, USA. Visit the Moscow Mills website at http://www.moscow-mills.com/ for more information.

About Vibration Solutions North (VSN) 

Vibration Solutions North is a wholly owned subsidiary of Moscow Mills, Inc. It meets the high precision rotor balancing needs of the aviation and aerospace, power generation, automotive and other industries from its state-of-the-art VSN Rotor Balancing facility. At the core of VSN approach to rotor balancing is the Kin-Dex technology. VSN is a Pratt & Whitney approved Calibration Source for Balancing Tooling.

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