Blade turning is a one man operation

Helicopter blades may whip round pretty quickly in flight conditions but the team at GKN Westland Helicopters were having problems getting them turned over for finishing operation. The men’s struggle to turn the 130kg blades with their heavy trestle supports has ended since a new fixture was designed to turn and hold the blades. Central to this operation are Hepco Slide Systems’ ring and track and CM linear slides to make seven fixtures. Blade turning is now just a one man operation