MSI’s soup to nuts approach can run the gamut from initial research to analysis, conceptual design, building a prototype, performing specialized testing, and optimization, or just a subset of those activities that your project requires.
MSI was contracted to design a down-hole, multi-set external gear hydraulic motor – pump unit. The system had to meet specific requirements to achieve a design to replace the current pitot jet-pump configuration. Some of the design challenges included a small unit size, maximizing volume displacement, improving efficiency, and increasing durability under the extreme conditions of the well environment. Numerous iterations took place in both design and finite element analysis to achieve an optimal concept. A new gear profile (an involute-cycloid hybrid) was researched and developed to achieve the best possible volumetric displacement and tooth strength over standard gear profiles.
MSI was contracted by a major aerospace equipment supplier/manufacturer to design and prototype an FAA-approved vacuum generator for use on commercial aircraft. The design would be subject to strict FAA requirements and RTCA environmental conditions/test procedures for airborne equipment. At the customer's request, MSI studied the failure modes of the competitors' products. In collaboration with the customer, a low pressure ratio single-stage centrifugal blower design was selected with a high-speed electric motor drive. The design requirements included strict size and weight restrictions as well as aggressive duty cycle and life requirements.