Manufacturing and industrial engineering projects

Manufacturing and industrial engineering projects



Confidential

Test Cell Analysis

Confidential

Client : Confidential

Location : Confidential

Year : 2016

During the development phase of a new turbine, a manufacturer mandated LDV Consultants to confirm that their existing test cell could take on the loads of the new turbine. LDV Consultants hence conducted a finite element analysis on this test cell.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Adjust the 3D geometry to conduct the analysis;
  • Conduct a mechanical analysis on the test cell during in-service turbine loading;
  • Conduct a mechanical analysis of the test cell during accidental turbine loading;
  • Conduct a modal analysis of the test cell – turbine assembly.

Further to the analysis, LDV Consultants was able to propose the minor changes required to adjust the existing test cell to the new engine.

Design of Platforms for Champlain Bridge

La Baie, Quebec

Client : Charl-Pol

Location : La Baie, Quebec

Year : 2016

Charl-Pol specializes in the manufacture of heavy industrial equipment, mainly for the mining & metals industry, shipbuilding, power plants and aluminum smelters. Charl-Pol wanted to bid on the contract for the manufacturing of the inspection platforms installed in all the pillars and the pylon of the new Champlain Bridge. The company was however not able to provide the engineering needed for this project. LDV Consultants hence joined forces with Charl-Pol to help them get the contract.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Produce the calculations and preliminary design required to submit a bid;
  • Conduct a study on the layout of the access ladders of the thirty-three (33) pillars and the pylon;
  • Conduct a preliminary study on a rescue system in case of emergency;
  • Optimize the design to simplify the installation and manufacturing;
  • Meet with a supplier to validate the anchoring system of the platforms installed in the pillars;
  • Validate the design with CNESST;
  • Produce the calculations and detail drawings needed to manufacture the parts in accordance with standard CSA S16.
La Baie, Quebec
Granby, Quebec

Retro-Design a Yogurt Pouch Filling System

Granby, Quebec

Client : Ultima Foods

Location : Granby, Quebec

Year : 2015

Ultima Foods has been recognized as a major player in the food industry for more than 40 years. The company offers a wide variety of dairy products, and more specifically yogurt, sold across Canada.

Ultima Foods wanted to increase its production capacity. To do so, it needed a new yogurt pouch filling system. Given that the machine available on the market did not fully meet their production criteria, LDV was mandated to perform the engineering needed to ensure that the new machine met production needs. As part of the mandate, LDV carried out, among other things, the following:    

  • Perform dimensional checks on the new machine and on the one already installed in the plant; 
  • Model the new filling system;
  • Calculate the operational clearances;
  • Perform a finite element analysis of a new support for the filling system;
  • Prepare the drawings;
  • Provide support during manufacturing.

LDV's organisational skills and timeliness of performance allowed Ultima Foods to start production as planned.   

Next-Gen EPS Harmonic and Thermal Analysis

Grand-Mère, Quebec

Client : Kongsberg Automotive

Location : Grand-Mère, Quebec

Year : 2015

Kongsberg Automotive, together with its clients from the industrial and transportation sectors, specializes since 1988 in the design, development and manufacturing of integrated quality and high value-added solutions for the field of electronics and electro-mechanics.

During the design phase of an electronic controller, Kongsberg Automotive wanted to make sure that the controller would operate properly. LDV was therefore mandated to perform a finite element analysis to determine displacement with various loads. LDV carried out the following:

  • Perform structural analysis with a thermal load to simulate variations in operating temperatures; 
  • Perform harmonic analysis to simulate potential vibrations on the component during operations;
  • Perform modal analysis to validate some of the material properties with the vibration tests carried out by Kongsberg Automotive.

This project allowed us to determine maximum displacement during the electronic assembly operation. It also made it possible to show that the assumptions made by Kongsberg Automotive as they pertained to the materials, did not reflect reality.  LDV was able to provide Kongsberg Automotive with more accurate values for this material.   

Grand-Mère, Quebec
Mirabel, Quebec

Validation of a lifting tool

Mirabel, Quebec

Client : Bombardier Aerospace

Location : Mirabel, Quebec

Year : 2015

Bombardier Aerospace is a recognized manufacturer in the design and manufacture of business and commercial aircraft.

As part of the project to design a ballast support tool for Bombardier Aerospace, our client wanted to obtain a validation of the load bearing structure of the ballast in order to ensure that the tool meets its design criteria.

The tool must be able to hang weights (ballast) to keep the front of the C-Series aircraft on the ground during finishing assembly operations.

As a result, LDV performed the finite element analyses and manual calculations required to validate the structure, proposed changes and additions to the required locations, and approved the drawings for the tool’s manufacture.

Design of a Lid Pressing System

Granby, Quebec

Client : Ultima Foods

Location : Granby, Quebec

Year : 2012

For more than 40 years, Ultima Foods has been recognized as a major player in the manufacturing of yogurt. Its production currently takes place in two plants: one in Granby and another one in Delta, British-Columbia.

In an effort to continually improve its facilities, Ultima Foods regularly makes changes to its production equipment. It is within this context that Ultima Foods mandated LDV to modify the system used to press the lids on the yogurt cups at its Granby facilities.

Designing a pneumatically-actuated version of the equipment, validating its feasibility, performance and adaptability to various lid shapes as well as producing all the drawings needed to manufacture and install the equipment were part of the deliverables. In addition, LDV supervised the equipment installation and commissioning.

Granby, Quebec