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GE Remanufacturing Facility Digitally Transforms Operations

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When a freight locomotive needs to be repaired it comes to the GE Remanufacturing Facility in Grove City, Pa. Using GE Digital software solutions, the facility has gone paperless. Now data that took five days to gather, now happens in real-time.

26,000 freight locomotives operate in the US. A freight locomotive usually runs for 10 years without repair. When it needs to be fixed, it comes here. Grove City, PA Remanufacturing Facility:

  • 240,000 Square Feet
  • 350 Employees
  • 1,200 engines are remanufactured a year

Sensors explain how the engine ran in the field, and what kind of repair it will need.

In 2013 the process was digitized. Metal parts are serialized. Heavy Tools are safer. 96 Stations report out in real-time. The entire plant floor is a dashboard. In 1 second, anyone from anywhere can see up to date status. If the job is running on time. And who's on shift.

Using GE Software, the site has gone paperless. Data that took 5 days to gather is now in real-time. Unplanned downtime has reduced by 20 percent.

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