Carrier Prototype Design and Build
The accuracy of carrier prototyping is critical to the timeliness and acceleration of a production launch. Design Systems utilizes your actual product math data to make prototyping a science rather than an art.
- Reduces prototype design cost
- Eliminates the need for multiple prototypes styles
- Eliminates 99% of post build interferences
- Reduces build time and cost
- Reduces design time by using previously successful designs
Carrier FEA Analysis
The normal carrier is expected to withstand millions of cycles of operations. Traditionally, carriers were built “beefy” to withstand these cycles and stresses. This created the need for systems to support these “beefy” carriers which increased the overall capital costs. Design Systems has been using computer generated FEA’s for over ten years to right size your carriers and enable you to subsequently right size your systems.
- Reduces number of iterations of prototypes
- Reduces engineering time to generate optimal design
- Can be manipulated easier than a prototype
- Cost reduction
Carrier Stress Analysis
Carriers are subjected to numerous stresses. The usual practice is to examine the static stress imposed as a carrier moves through a system. Examining carrier stresses for all causes- dynamic and static – is part of Design Systems normal practice of carrier design. These stresses are caused by many factors including:
- Impact from loading and unloading parts
- Impacts from carrier stops and starts
- Additional weight from parts being added
- Additional fluids that may be introduced as part of the process.
Carrier/Skid Checking Fixture Design
In automated processes it is critical that the carrier supporting your product maintain their dimensional integrity to insure that the assembly and manufacturing process is repeatable and sustainable. Through the use of math data and 3D graphics, Design Systems provides the engineering to accurately, design, engineer, fabricate and build your carrier checking/gauging fixture to maintain production quality and increase uptime.
Parts Buck Design for Body Panels
Handling service and replacement parts are a necessary requirement for any paint shop. The ability to handle these spare parts in the most efficient manner to reduce throughput loss and manual intervention is critical to the efficiency in every paint shop. There are several parameters which come into the design aspect of a part carrier. Phosphate/e-coat only requirements drive a parts buck with higher quantities to reduce throughput loss. Painted parts may require parts located in part position to maintain quality of the painting process. Design Systems specializes in design of these “part bucks” to work throughout the process and conveyor system.