Date March 1, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Upgraded FutureDriveNG+ tooling solution is the first electronic turning tool to receive Rolls Royce OEM approval and features usability improvements and more precise turning capabilities
MASON, OH – Rhinestahl CTS, the global leader in aircraft engine tooling, ground support equipment and aftermarket services has launched FutureDriveNG+, a new and improved upgrade to its industry-revolutionizing FutureDriveNG electronic turning tool. FutureDriveNG+ makes engine boroscope inspections easier and more precise than ever while continuing to automate the engine turning process so one technician can do the work of two.
FutureDriveNG+ is the first electronic turning tool to be OEM certified by Rolls Royce and recommended for the Trent family of engines. The FutureDrive series continues to be GE’s qualified tool of choice for electronic boroscope inspections for a large number of GE engines, including the third-generation GEnX.
A new family of adapters for FutureDriveNG+, developed closely with Rolls Royce, provides strong safety measures that protect engines as much as possible during inspection. In addition to torqueing limits and a mechanical safety pin, these adapters have a slip clutch feature that disengages FutureDriveNG+ and prevents the tool from turning the engine any further. Also, the slip clutch feature saves time by resetting after one rotation following a disengagement.
Other improvements with the FutureDriveNG+ include an upgraded motor to accommodate the torque of larger engines, updated electronics and memory, more user-friendly controls and screens, and greater precision and maneuverability in turning engines for inspections.
“Rhinestahl is laser focused on investing in tooling solutions that will improve customer performance and keep their fleets airborne,” said Art Alaiza, Electronic Products Program Manager. “We’re thrilled to release the upgraded FutureDriveNG+ tool so our customers can enjoy new levels of speed, efficiency and precision during their engine inspections.”
To learn more, visit https://www.rhinestahl.com/cts/commercial/futuredrive/
About Rhinestahl CTS: Since 1967, Rhinestahl CTS continues setting the new standard. With headquarters in Mason, OH, USA, Rhinestahl CTS is the world’s leading solutions provider of OEM-licensed turbine engine tooling, ground support equipment and aftermarket tooling services across commercial and military aviation and aeroderivative markets. With operation centers located worldwide, Rhinestahl CTS collaborates with its customers to deliver optimal tooling solutions. Supported by an incredibly responsive support team and deep technical experts, Rhinestahl CTS delivers a worry-free tooling program across the life cycle of the engine program. Rhinestahl CTS is a business unit of Rhinestahl Corporation. Learn more at Rhinestahl.com or follow us on Twitter @RhinestahlCTS or via LinkedIn.