The FutureDriveNG+ electronic turning tool automates the gas turbine engine borescope inspection process by reducing manpower and hours, while providing fast, accurate, and efficient assessment of engine condition. The FutureDriveNG+ is the same system you are used to but with new and improved features to make your job easier.

OPTIMIZE YOUR ELECTRONIC TURNING INSPECTION PROCESS

Less People, Less Time

The FutureDriveNG+ allows borescope inspections to be accomplished by a single technician, reducing shop costs and labor inspection hours by over 50%.

Less Effort

The FutureDriveNG+ is easy to use and can be set up in minutes. Simply connect the cables, attach the motor, plug it in, and go. Use an automated, hands-free inspection method, or choose to rotate the engine one blade at a time. Its upgraded motor encoder allows for better resolution and accurate turning.

Accuracy

Stop at any blade, return to any blade. The FutureDriveNG+ allows inspectors to turn bi-directionally, if applicable, easily flag damaged blades, and store the location to allow them to return to any blade with just the push of a button. Inspectors can now continuously turn in both directions, CW and CCW, up to 999 turns.

Portability

The FutureDriveNG+ comes in a rugged, portable carrying case with wheels that contains everything you need to rotate the engine. This case allows the inclusion of an offset adapter and up to 3 total engine adapters*. The self-seeking power supply works on worldwide power systems.

Expandability

The FutureDriveNG+ is an OEM source data solution for a wide range of Rolls-Royce, GE, and CFM engines with Pratt and Whitney options also available. Software updates for your fleet’s new engines can easily be field updated in less than 15 minutes.

Flexibility

The FutureDriveNG+ offers the choice of a wireless or wired capability to accommodate the requirements of each customer. Both options offer the same performance and capabilities.

SUPPORTED ENGINES

CFM56-5B

CFM56-5C

CFM56-7B

CFM56-7BE

CF34-10A

CF34-10E

GP7200

P20

TRENT XWB

TRENT 7000

TRENT 1000

TRENT 900

GEnx-1B

GEnx-2B

GE9X

LM2500-M&I CF6-6

LM6000-M&I CF6-80C2

LMS100

LEAP-1A

LEAP-1B

LEAP-1C

AE2100D3

FUTUREDRIVENG+ KIT

Carry Case

31.3” x 20.4“ x 12.20″, 39.2 lb (17.8 kg) including all contents. Rugged and portable with wheels. Take the FutureDriveNG+ system anywhere and operate right out of the case.

Hand Control

2” x 5” x 8.75” (5.08 x 12.70 x 22.23 cm), 1 lb. (0.45 kg). Large backlit LCD screen displays engine information and blade number. Select operating modes and conduct your entire inspection from the hand control, or connect the hand switch or foot pedal to accommodate your inspection needs. This new system allows easier access for battery replacement.

Drive Motor

3.25” x 2.5” x 10” (8.26 x 6.35 x 25.4 cm), 5 lb. (2.27 kg). Used with the proper adapter, the drive motor precisely rotates the Intermediate Pressure Rotor or the High-Pressure Rotor respectively, with digitally controlled, high-torque motor and gearbox for unparalleled accuracy.

Foot and Hand Switch

Foot Switch: 2” x 3.5” x 5.5” (5.08 x 8.89 x 13.97 cm). Rotate the engine and flag damaged blades to perform a completely hands-free inspection.

Hand Switch: 0.75” diameter x 5” (1.91 cm diameter x 12.70 cm). Hang your hand control on the engine for easy viewing, rotate your engine, and flag damaged blades with the push of a button.

Power Unit

6.75” x 2” x 9” (17.15 x 5.08 x 22.86 cm), 4 lb. (1.85 kg). The hub of the FutureDriveNG+ system. Connect a video borescope and monitor display via composite video or S-video inputs. Produces clear video overlay information to your monitor. Built-in USB port allows for quick software upgrades.

Engine Adapters

One unit, many engines. Our product can connect to a wide range of commercial, military and aeroderivative engines.

Electrical Requirements 

  • Voltage 100 – 240 Vac, 2 A
  • Hertz 47-63 Hz
  • Fuse, 5mm x 20mm glass tube fast-acting, 250 Vac, 2A
Borescope Screen and FutureDrive

SYSTEM HIGHLIGHTS

 

Motor Encoder

Upgraded for better resolution and accurate turning

Hand Control Housing

Easier access to battery pack

Bi-Directional Continuous Turn

Clockwise and counterclockwise up to 999 turns

Bi-Directional Incremental Turn

Clockwise and counterclockwise blade to blade motion with user selected dwell time

Dwell Time

Increased to 99 seconds for incremental turning

Backlash Dynamic Position Control

Motor will maintain current position to overcome angular momentum until next command is sent from the hand control

Serialization Capable Wireless Chip

Upgraded to be more robust and capable

Battery Pack

Upgraded to extended life cycle

Automatic Serial Number Verification

Prevents software update errors

Communication Capability

Allows FutureDriveNG+ turning tool/MviQ Borescope communication

Re-sequencing Feature

Automatically moves most engine software to appear first on engine list in the hand control

Modified Pelican™ Case

Allows inclusion of an offset adapter and up to three engine adapters depending on size

FD Adapter

PROVEN SAFETY SYSTEM TO PROTECT YOUR JET ENGINE

 

  • FutureDriveNG+ uses torque limits provided directly by the Jet Engine OEM to prevent out of limits torque inputs.
  • FutureDriveNG+ includes a shear pin with a mechanical torque limit designed to break if the system reaches 95ft-lbs.
  • FutureDriveNG+ uses some adapters, developed jointly with the Jet Engine OEM, that include a slip clutch (torque limiter) as an additional safety feature to protect the jet engine from being over torqued.
FD In Use

BUILT-IN SAFETY SYSTEM TO PROTECT YOUR TURNING TOOL

 

  • FutureDriveNG+ includes a fuse and filter design to protect power unit from power surge.
  • FutureDriveNG+’s motor and hand control cables include a trim trio connector and locking mechanism to ensure proper and secure connection.
  • FutureDriveNG+’s hand control includes a neoprene boot to protect hand control assembly during operation.
  • FutureDriveNG+ includes a rugged Pelican™ Storm case for protection.

Global Sales Team

Darren Grove
Darren Grove, Military Business Development Manager
Slava Alyoshkin
Slava Alyoshkin
Marin Rosich
Marin Rosich
Mike Brennan
Mike Brennan

FUTUREDRIVE TEAM

Art Alaiza
Art Alaiza, FutureDrive Program Manager
Mark Marasch
Mark Marasch, Electrical Program Manager
Hicham Mouti
Hicham Mouti, Design/Manufacturing Engineer

If you have any questions regarding your FutureDriveNG+ System, reach out to our responsive technical representatives.

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