QuantiServ introduces robotised laser technology that drastically increases the lifespan of 2-stroke engine pistons
Wärtsilä Services’ Business Line QuantiServ, which offers specialised maintenance and repair services for marine and energy customers that operate equipment by multiple brands, is introducing a new robotised laser cladding technology, revolutionising the reconditioning of large bore pistons in 2-stroke engines, the company said in its press release.
The new reconditioning process minimises welding, causes less thermal shock to the base material, and replaces the old chromium layer’s galvanic application.
The new robotized laser cladding technology has been developed in QuantiServ’s Reconditioning knowledge centre in Kruiningen, Netherlands. In 2018, this technology will be cloned and available for our customers in selected QuantiServ remanufacturing workshops globally. The new technology can be utilized for countless other applications in the remanufacturing business as well.
QuantiServ in brief
QuantiServ offers specialised, fast and reliable support, maintenance and repair services for customers operating equipment by multiple brands, both in the marine and energy sectors.
The QuantiServ team consists of some 400 specialised professionals. They provide reconditioning and in-situ services as well as flexible repair and overhaul services for auxiliary and generating sets onboard customers’ vessels. The team is equipped with leading technology and know-how, certified expertise to match IMO requirements, extensive OEM experience and unmatched global reach.
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.