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18.5kW Boost Blower Platform

Using a preliminary layout from our client, MDA designed this platform to European specifications for use in Romania. Our design and analysis led to a 35% weight reduction over the original design significantly decreasing material and construction costs. The platform will be mounted to an existing skid and supports two 18.5 [ kW ] boost blowers operating at 49.08 [ Hz ]. We provided a turn-key design and analysis package which included: Inventor 3D solid models, 2D manufacturing prints in both PDF and ACAD formats, bill of materials (BOM), modal analysis, frequency response analysis, and linear static stress analysis per Eurocode 3: EN 1991-1-3 and Romania SR EN 1991-1-3, and seismic analysis per P100/1-2013 for Navodari/Constanta. Rarely are we fortunate enough to receive a construction photo from clients, but one for the platform is shown below.

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375kW Vacuum Pump Baseplate

MDA designed and provided manufacturing prints for a coupling guard and foundation mounted baseplate to support a 375 [ kW ] motor and vacuum pump operating at 16.6 [ Hz ]. We also specified the coupling and provided vendor information to our client. The baseplate and coupling guard were designed to API 610 and API 681 specifications as applicable. As evident from the figures below, solid models were not available in a timely manner from the vacuum pump, motor, and coupling vendors. For this reason, simple but geometrically correct (in critical locations such as the distances from the shaft centerline to footprint bolt locations) 3D models of the vacuum pump and motor based on vendor 2D drawings were created. These simple 3D models were used in the assembly to ensure proper fit between the equipment shafts and bolting locations. We also performed linear static, modal, and frequency response analyses on the baseplate.

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350HP Vacuum Pump Baseplate

MDA designed and provided manufacturing prints for this coupling guard and platform mounted baseplate to support a 350 [ HP ] motor and vacuum pump operating at 11.9 [ Hz ]. We also specified the coupling and provided vendor information to our client. The baseplate and coupling guard were designed to API 610 and API 681 specifications as applicable. As evident from the figures below, solid models were not available in a timely manner from the vacuum pump and motor vendors. For this reason, simple but geometrically correct (in critical locations such as the distances from the shaft centerline to footprint bolt locations) 3D models of the vacuum pump and motor based on vendor 2D drawings were created. These simple 3D models were used in the assembly to ensure proper fit between the equipment shafts and bolting locations. We also performed linear static, modal, and frequency response analyses on the platform and baseplate.

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Reel Design

MDA designed, provided manufacturing prints, and created product structure for computer-controlled, servo-driven reels to power a robotic image stabilized aerial camera. The winch systems were approved by Soviet officials for use in filming of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

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Liquid Seal Design

MDA designed and provided manufacturing prints for this liquid seal. The pressure vessel design was performed to ASME Section 8 Division 1, and North Atlantic PS-06-01 Rev. 1 and PS-06-03 Rev. 3. The structural design and fabrication were performed per AISC methods. Additionally, at client request, FEA was performed to determine the natural frequency and frequency response of the design for various load cases.

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Weld Positioner Design

MDA designed and provided manufacturing prints for product improvements to this weld positioner. Our design improvements reduced manufacturing costs of the table by 25% and reduced footprint by 10%. Additionally, we solved the problem of excessive deflection of the table driveshaft and trunnion.

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DC Motor Gear Design

MDA partnered with an electrical engineering firm to develop rebuild parts for this DC motor driven actuator. We designed replacement worm and worm gear components and provided rapid prototyped (3D printed) components to confirm fitment prior to manufacture. We then provided prints and solid models to a machine shop for manufacture of prototype gears for testing. Lastly, we worked together with the electrical engineering firm and our client to test an actuator remanufactured with components we designed and supplied.

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PTO Brake Design

MDA designed and provided manufacturing prints for a hydraulic brake mechanism for this hydraulic power take off (pto). The brake eliminates shaft output due to parasitic drag in the clutch plates when the pto is disengaged. Part of the criteria for this project was that the brake be designed such that it may be supplied in kit form so previously sold pto units may be retrofitted if desired by the customer. Additionally, we worked closely with the pto manufacturer through testing and final production.

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MDA's Mechanical Design Services

If your company is looking for assistance with any of the following services, contact us. We provide creative and practical solutions for a multitude of industries. If a design service needed for your problem or project is not listed, let us know and we will work to meet your needs.

  • General mechanical
  • Injection molded part
  • API baseplate
  • Machine platform
  • Foundation design/sizing
  • ASME pressure vessel
  • Stack and derrick
  • AISC structural
  • OSHA compliant
  • Pump and piping system design/sizing
  • Flow measurement system
  • Plant air system
  • Compressed air system
  • Design patent prints and other patent assistance
  • Noise abatement
  • Vibration isolation
  • Fan and pump sizing
  • Air compressor sizing
  • AC and DC motor/drive sizing
  • Stepper motor sizing
  • Robotic drive system sizing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Reverse design/development
  • Architectural acoustics
  • Shoring
  • Scaffolding
  • Special inspections
  • Conversion of paper/mylar drawings to digital format