DESIGNED FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE
The design process starts with a detailed engineering definition and planning phase, including detailed timing charts per SKU as well as 3D design reviews with your team. We carefully consider possible failure modes and develop mitigation techniques to ensure maximum “production capability” is achieved on every project. Our engineering team uses proven machine units (encompassing mechanical, electrical, and control design) as building blocks that can be uniquely combined to create a customized machine for optimum performance, capability, or floor space considerations while eliminating much of the risk traditionally associated with new development.
For projects that require more development, our team often works with our customers to identify any open risk areas at the beginning of the project. Aagard is an engineering-driven company capable of quickly designing, building, and testing a prototype device, operation, or even an entire infeed or collation system. Our vertical integration of engineering, fabrication, and assembly using a print-free 3D CAD system allows for efficient design modifications, often getting new parts ready in as little as one hour. This capability allows us to build and test any risk areas on the equipment months ahead of testing the production system, ensuring overall project success and schedule are maintained, even on a customized machine.
PLANNING IS PROVEN
Planning is proven with a lengthy testing phase focusing not only on a normal run but especially on machine recovery (an automatic startup from most stoppages in 30 seconds with minimal intervention). Each machine is proven with a complete internal FAT process one full week before the customer FAT. This structured testing process enables us to deliver consistent performance and ensure the system is production-ready upon arrival at your facility for a fast, vertical startup.