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Case Study

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 01/09/2015

We worked with this leading international client to develop an initial specification for a bespoke induction pipe bending machine, and then went on to develop the full mechanical machine design. From a blank sheet of paper the complete mechanical design was handed over in just 27 man-days, including basic FEA on the key mechanical elements, the technical specification documents and outline drawings.

Orion Product Development Case Study – Induction Pipe Bending Machine

August 2015 saw OPD Ltd. complete the design of a brand new and bespoke large scale induction pipe bending machine for our new multi-national client, a global leader in their respective field.

We worked with the client to develop the initial machine specification and then went on to develop the full mechanical machine design, involving the client in regular design reviews.  From a blank sheet of paper the complete mechanical design was handed over to the group Technical Director in just 27 man-days, including basic FEA on the key mechanical elements, the technical specification documents and outline drawings.

The new machine will be used to bend various types of heavy-duty pipe of diameters up to 0.45m, 8m long and up to 180°, primarily for use in the oil and gas industry.  The boundary-stretching machine design leverages the latest technology in efficient electro-mechanical and hydraulic drive systems, high strength linear motion components, and precision guiding.  The machine is designed to be fully automatic and easy to install, set up, operate and maintain thereby vastly reducing the overall system cost.

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Kevin was recommended to me by one of his former colleagues and I have found him to be a very capable engineer and extremely reliable throughout the whole process. He has always delivered what was asked of him, adding real value to the machine design and the product development process in general. I would highly recommend him.

Heavy Precision Engineering, Technical Director, global leader

Customer Profile

International Supplier to the Oil & Gas industry

Company Size:
Large

Product Complexity:
High

Product Value:
High

Production Volumes:
Medium