Automation and Process Equipment Development

At Stress Engineering Services, we actively pursue a strategy of investment and growth to support a range of specialized manufacturing equipment development markets. This commitment to staff and facilities, coupled with nearly 50 years of custom equipment development experience, has propelled our specialized equipment development group to the forefront of our services portfolio. Our experience ranges from the development of relatively simple semi-automated assembly equipment to complex, fully automated machinery for both small companies and multi-national manufacturers.
The development of manufacturing equipment and automation is a challenging task. Most manufacturers don’t require new systems all that often, but when they do, it must be right. That is why we have created an equipment development process that addresses this need.

Automation and Process Equipment Development

A key component of our development process was borrowed from NASA’s “Technology Readiness Level” (TRL) assessment methodology. Disciplined application of the TRL approach ensures a clear, sober assessment of the design readiness as a requirement for advancement through a design gate. This process enforces an assessment, reassessment, and management of risks throughout the development.

Our staff is mindful of the varying levels of technical depth operators and maintenance personnel may have and takes that into consideration when the machine is being designed. Working with the client’s manufacturing organization, important high level controls strategy and guidance are established. The basic technological components are integrated with reasonably realistic supporting elements so they can be tested in a simulated environment. Examples include “high-fidelity” laboratory integration of components.


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