Comatec Group’s experts are at their best in the product development and design of new machines and equipment. We bring together specialists in different fields in product development projects and they bring new viewpoints and solutions for developing a client’s product. We examine the challenges, bottlenecks and availability of resources for a project development project, and draw up schedules and a budget. Comatec can help clients achieve greater efficiency in their product development, resulting in lower product development costs and shorter to market times for new products.
What kind of service are you looking for?
A technology survey helps us chart the areas needing development in a new or existing product or piece of equipment. We employ the best practices in the sector for brainstorming, concept planning, implementation and dimensioning. The feasibility studies made during the design stage of a project and during a product development project support decision-making and help in preparing follow-up plans. Designing the functionality and usability of a new product or new equipment is a joint effort with industrial design experts.
Requirements specification includes technical market research, energy efficiency analyses, environmental impact analyses and requirements specification for demanding conditions.
Technical market research
Technical market research examines the demands in a market area on the technical implementation of a product and also looks at the players in the market and the ways of operating. We identify local regulations and assist the client in applying the norms, rules and regulations, and standards in force in the target country. Our contribution to client projects involves interpreting the current regulations and standards in the sector and we arrange training about the regulations for the client.
Energy efficiency survey
An energy efficiency survey covers the energy efficiency of products and production. Examining energy efficiency may also look into other functions, such as logistics.
Environmental impact assessment
An environmental impact assessment helps our industrial clients comply with the requirements set by legislation. With the help of our expertise, our clients can assess the likelihood of hazardous environmental risks taking place and can avoid the consequences of environmental accidents.
Protecting from tough conditions
The machinery and equipment of our clients often operate in tough conditions. The cold and ice in Arctic regions, the moisture, dust and dirt in mines, and the heat and dust in the desert all set their own demands on the design of machinery and equipment. If our client is supplying machinery or equipment to tough conditions, we draw up a requirements specification for demanding conditions, to ensure that the equipment meets the demands imposed by local conditions and complies with local legislation, norms and standards. A requirements specification for demanding conditions can be drawn up as a feasibility study even before the product development or design project. The requirements specification contains a survey of standards and requirements, a list of critical equipment and areas, a survey of the best practices in the sector, and an examination of technical solutions. Comatec’s experts plan the necessary trial runs and testing on technology tested in demanding conditions. Our experts act as technical sales support and participate in sales negotiations as experts in demanding conditions.
Technical market research
When we analyse a client’s product, we examine the technical solutions and make a proposal of areas for development. A product analysis gives our client a fresh, independent view of a product, generating new viewpoints for ideas for further developing the product.
We also offer our expertise in product modularisation. This involves examining the machinery and equipment in the entire product structure and identifying the areas that need redesigning. It also includes assessing the required level and potential for modularisation, and the benefits this will give. Modularisation gives greater efficiency in product development and design and when making modifications, and speeds up a product’s path to production and assembly.
Modularisation gives many benefits:
- It makes it easier to produce product variants for different client needs
- It reduces the number of individual items, which also cuts storage costs and improves stock control
- It makes production more efficient and shortens product through put times
- It simplifies subcontracting, competitive tendering, purchasing and sales
- It reduces the need for individual client design