Landing gear manufacturer
A total solution to truly meet all client requirements, whatever they may be. That’s the power of Straaltechniek International. For a client in China we developed an innovative, robotic shot peening machine with one of the highest uptime percentages in the world.
This client, a subsidiary of aviation giant AVIC, produces (parts for) fighter aircraft. The company was founded in 1958 to develop aircraft for the Chinese Air Force.
Innovations in shot peening
Shot peening is used to improve the lifespan of landing gear. To remain competitive, the company needed an improved process with minimum downtime and one which combined steel shot and ceramic beads in a single machine. Collaborative effort by Straaltechniek International and the client’s project team resulted in a fully-automatic shot peening machine that met the following minimum requirements:
- Use of both steel shot and ceramic beads in a single process
- Fully-automatic recycling and classification of peening media
- High uptime percentage
This company made a conscious decision to appoint Straaltechniek International to develop this machine. Due to our flexibility in the design phase and ability to collaborate perfectly with the client we are able to offer a total solution in which every client requirement is truly met.