TECHNOLOGY

 

Development

 

          KTS has vast experience with turbocharger design and the
          understanding of the functionality of the parts.


          Our development team makes measurements and calculations,
          analyses aerodynamics and natural frequencies, produces
          geometric and stacked-up tolerances, and specifies finishing to
          ensure KTS MFS impellers perform exactly to the design
          intention.

          We count on a huge library of impeller to select, match and
          fine-tune to the requirement of our customers, satisfying your
          wishes and dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software


Cutting-edge CAD/CAM software offers KTS
engineers shorter design times, newer capabilities,
advanced simulations and integrated machining
operations, allowing design changes to be
cascaded to manufacturing at the click of a button.


We are able to simulate the MFS 3D model, and their
manufacturing strategy, even before we see the real
MFS
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Material

KTS selects aluminum A2618 series high strength, low-
weight aerospace grade material, made by Alcoa. We are
confident of the mechanical properties of this grade and
our MFS come with a 4-year limited warranty.


These alloys are mechanically processed, breakings down
oxide defects (mainly silicon) that might be present and refines
the grain structure of the alloy to improve the fatigue properties
of the material, and improving MFS durability - meaning they
are stronger than the traditional cast impellers.

KTS can also offer
Titanium on selected part number. Other
terms applies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcoa Inc.
Aluminum Company of America

 

AEROSPACE | NAUTICAL | AUTOMOTIVE | ENERGY | DEFENSE | OIL & GAS | INDUSTRIAL | ELECTRONICS | BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION | COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION

 

Alcoa Inc. (Aluminum Company of America) is global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world.  

It is one of the world’s largest lightweight metal manufacturers of products made of aluminum, titanium and nickel. Alcoa’s products are used worldwide in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, and industrial applications. Alcoa’s products include fastening systems for the Airbus A380 jet, sheets for Ford’s F-150 truck, and the first aluminum fan blade for Pratt & Whitney jet engines.

 

Alcoa also supplies aerospace-grade aluminum produced in South Korea to Samsung Electronics for its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 model line-up. Alcoa is a major producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined, through its participation in all major aspects of the industry: technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling.

Charles Martin Hall (6 Dec 1863 - 27 Dec, 1914) was an American inventor, businessman, and chemist. He is best known for his invention in 1886 of an inexpensive method for producing aluminum and he was one of the founders of ALCOA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 3Q2014, KTS is using 2-plane balancing audit. We
will conduct weights correction at the backdisc and nose.


However, in many occasions, no correction is carried out at
the nose, due to lack of material at the nose as the KTS
performance wheels have high blades and slim nose. Our
balancing protocol accepts a limited amount of residual
imbalance on the nose. This can be easily corrected during
the subsequent process of rotor balancing and or VSR. A
colour paint dot on the nose indicate that balancing protocol is
established, even if there are no correction. We highly
recommend to VSR especially for small wheels 60mm exducer
and below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machining

 

KTS insists on top Japanese machine tools to deliver best performance, productivity and consistent tolerance, most critical to the demands of the MFS manufacturing.

A fleet of Okuma LB3000 multi-tasking lathes machines is deployed for exceptional turning to tackle the greatest challenges posed by tight MFS tolerance on diameters, parallelism, perpendicularity, roundness, cylindricity and total runout. Such knowledge are privileged KTS know how.

MFS impellers are machined using high-speed 5-axis CNC operations, which is needed to achieve intricate aerodynamic impeller blade profile and finish required for optimal aerodynamic and mechanical performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting Fact

Made in Germany and Japan, KTS’s 5 axis machines feature advanced manufacturing technologies, capable of making weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear bombs and missiles. The Government of Japan and Germany under Trade Control Act and BAFA respectively classified such machines as security controlled technologies and have imposed many stringent compliances on its usage and ownership.

KTS has sought and obtained permission from the Government of Japan and Germany for the sole usage on impeller machining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          At KMC where all MFS impellers are produced, the best of
          measurement metrology technologies are deployed to inspect
          the tight geometric dimensioning and tolerance required in a
          KTS MFS impeller, complementing the demanding engineering
          specification of a modern day turbocharger.