Design and sales support
Comatec Group creates cost-effective, complete and long-lasting design solutions that serve a client’s product and manufacturing processes long term. Our special areas of expertise include: mechanical design, hydraulic and pneumatic design, electrical and automation design, technical calculation and safety planning.
From competitive tendering to documentation
Comatec’s design service comprises the design, modelling, diagrams and documentation for a client’s project. Comatec also participates in project and installation supervision, in the selection of components and equipment, in competitive tendering and in sourcing activities.
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Comatec’s experts design mobile machinery for use on land and at sea, production machinery and vehicles. Our mechanical design services include the design of mechanical structures, actuators, transmission and hydraulics.
Our electrical and automation design services comprise the main design areas for projects in this field, such as circuit diagrams, route solutions, electrical cabinets, motor drives, wiring harnesses and logic programming. We use a wide range of the most advanced and reliable software. For large scale design tasks, we offer service packages with different areas of our expertise, in clearly defined projects.
Comatec has also developed testing and product service packages, that can help reduce testing times, keep costs under control and give quality assurance.
Production planning support services
Comatec’s customisation services modify a machine or piece of equipment into the product desired by the end client. Our localisation services make a client’s product suitable for a new market area. The service for example ensures that the materials and components used in a product or machine and the level of automation meet local requirements, legislation and official regulations.
Layout design service
Our layout design service helps produce a plan for the use of a client’s factory premises and for the location of machinery and equipment. The plan takes into account the latest legislation and permit procedures as well as any restrictions set by activities going on around production. Effective layout design has a major impact on through-put times, smooth production flow, use of space and work safety.
Detail design and documentation
Comatec creates the detail design and documentation for a product or project in accordance with the client’s source date and requirements. By outsourcing the detailed design, the client releases its own key personnel for new design and product development projects and can concentrate on its core business. After the assembly, installation, work and production drawings have been produced, the product can move on to sourcing or to installation and plant assembly. As well as the detail design, if the client so wishes Comatec will create the documentation and enter the product data in the client’s product information management system.
Design for maintainability
Comatec takes into account the impact of design solutions for a machine or piece of equipment on ease of maintenance and usability right from the design stage. Careful design for maintainability ensures that it is easy to carry out maintenance and repairs under normal usage and maintenance conditions. The design pays particular attention to access to areas that need maintenance or repair, to the space required for maintenance and repair activities, and to maintenance personnel ergonomics. The maintenance and usability plan gives the client a precise plan of the parts of a machine that require maintenance and a schedule for this maintenance. The time required for maintenance can be predicted, which makes it easier to schedule maintenance shut downs.
In a modernisation review, Comatec reviews the latest technology on the market for a client. With newer solutions it is possible to upgrade a machine or piece of equipment for more modern operations and to produce more competitive products. A modernisation review can also be linked to parts or components used in a product or to its production and assembly procedures. The review also examines the latest legislation and regulations that apply to a product or technology.
Production tool design
Comatec’s experts design various production tools, such as lifting tools and production and assembly jigs used especially in the production of large products and machines. These production tools improve safety, efficiency and quality in production. Production tools are also needed in automating production, for example equipment for moving items and devices for gripping.
Configuration of design systems
We can also configure a client’s design system, automating frequently repeated design stages. Configuration is part of the design process, and involves creating parameters for design work, defining governing rules and correlations, and entering these in a separate configuration program. Configuring the design system helps significantly reduce design time – and time to market.
Product approval service
Comatec’s product approval service carries out a preliminary inspection of a product before inspection by a certified authority. The preliminary inspection ensures that a piece of equipment functions properly and complies with standards, legislation and regulations. The product approval service helps identify any faults so that these can be corrected before the official inspection, avoiding the need for an expensive repeat visit by the authorities.
Safety surveys and consulting
Our safety service offers standard surveys in support of design and consulting in matters relating to the machinery directive. We conduct a risk analysis of the compatibility of the object being designed and of the safety of machines and equipment. The product safety service includes documentation of the safety service report. We also offer a wide range of machine safety services for the different stages in the life cycle, which support the design during production, testing, usage and modernisation. We carry out comprehensive risk analyses in accordance with SFS-EN ISO 14121-1 standards and compatibility assessments in accordance with the 2006/42/EC machinery directive.
Sales support services acts as technical expert for the client
Sales meetings, technical tender documents and technical descriptions
Comatec Group’s sales technical support acts as the client’s technical expert at sales meetings, assists in drawing up technical tender documents, and creates technical descriptions. We support the client’s sales organisation in technical specifications for a delivery project. Sales technical support also includes research and background investigations in different stages of the sales process.
Technical services for the tendering stage
Comatec’s expert can participate as technical expert in sales negotiations conducted by the client even in the tendering stage, can examine the technical solutions in tenders and make suggestions for improvements. Comatec prepares and sends requests for tender based on the design documents and technical data provided by the client, compares the tenders received, and where necessary sends requests for more precise information. A Comatec expert who takes part in sales negotiations is the client’s technical expert and can significantly enhance sales negotiations.
Sales support services also include preliminary investigations in support of sales on behalf of the equipment manufacturer for an end client. These may for example be energy efficiency and environmental impact analyses or a definition of difficult conditions.