Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is TrueBuild?
TrueBuild is a Rotor Stacking Program (RSP) for jet engine and gas turbine engine assembly. TrueBuild was originally developed in 2003 for assembly of the Trent family of fan-jet engines. TrueBuild can stack an unlimited number of components, each with up to 50 possible stacking positions, using geometric data drawn from the Paragon Database or through a software interface module to a Customer database.
2. How does TrueBuild differ from other RSP's?
Most RSPs are hard coded to stack one particular type or configuration of rotor. By use of a flexible User interface, TrueBuild can be used to stack all types of jet engine and stationary gas turbine rotors. For engine types that require the stacking of sub-assemblies prior to final stacking, TrueBuild allows sub-assemblies to be saved to a database for later recall and stacking.
3. How does TrueBuild optimize the stack?
The stack can be optimized using seven (7) weighted Quality parameters that guide TrueBuild's fast-settling Heuristic toward a desired optimization. This allows maximum flexibility in tailoring the stack to the Customer's specific application.
5. Can the User specify how TrueBuild is to work?
All assembly parameters, including the Quality parameters, are completely User programmable through use of an Edit Module. This eliminates costly and time-consuming vendor programming, making TrueBuild ideal for not only production assembly but prototyping and R&Dl. Templates may be built for individual engine types which can be recalled for reuse, speeding assembly. Orientation conventions are fully compatible with the Rolls-Royce and other manufacturers.
6. Can TrueBuild be modified to suit unique requirements?
Yes. TrueBuild software is modular and TM can modify it to suit the User's special parts, processes, Quality Assurance databases, or other requirements. StraightBuild is a special TrueBuild variation designed for Users who must stack using the Rolls-Royce “Two Part Optimization” process.