LiftWise provides an unmatched scope of engineering, design, simulation, consulting, prototyping and production for many different industries. The LiftWise team consists of an experienced, professional staff with a combined experience of over 300 years in mobile equipment development and manufacturing practices. Whatever challenges you may be facing, LiftWise will offer the best solution!
Our proficiency with state of the art software allows us to design, analyze and document your product needs. DesignWise delivers your design in the CAD software that is compatible with your present documentation. We provide current employees with ongoing training and encourage active participation in local software groups.
We are licensed and proficient in the following software packages:
- AutoDesk AutoCAD ®
- AutoDesk Mechanical Desktop ®
- AutoDesk Electrical ®
- AutoDesk Inventor ®
- PTC Creo ®
- SolidWorks ®
- SolidWorks Simulation ® Premium
- Microsoft ® Office
From concept to production, DesignWise provides the expertise and manpower required to meet your objectives. Our DesignWise team has an extensive knowledge base in mechanical engineering, systems engineering and all types of engineering projects. We pride ourselves in on time delivery, customer satisfaction while being on budget and on spec.
- Mechanical Systems
- Controls (Hydraulic, Electric, PLC)
- Hydraulic (Cylinders, Motors, Linear, Power Transmission)
- Structural (Steel, Aluminum, Casting, Plastics)
- Electrical (Control Level, Power Transmission)
- Power Train (Electric, Hydraulic, Hydrostatic, Pneumatic)
- Heat Transfer
- Vacuum Technology
Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA)
FMEA can provide an analytical approach, when dealing with potential failure modes and their associated causes. When considering possible failures in a design – like safety, cost, performance, quality and reliability – an engineer can get a lot of information about how to alter the development/manufacturing process, in order to avoid these failures. FMEA provides an easy tool to determine which risk has the greatest concern, and therefore an action is needed to prevent a problem before it arises. The development of these specifications will ensure the product will meet the defined requirements.
Reverse Engineering – To lower product development risk and increase speed to market, DesignWise is capable of building from existing solutions. Our process of reverse engineering is to disassemble and analyze a product in detail to discover the concepts involved in manufacturing in order to product something similar.
DesignWise can take your 2D design to a 3D model
Most companies are going from 2D to 3D for mechanical design. 3D solid modeling shortens design cycles, streamlines manufacturing processes, and accelerates product introductions by improving the flow of product design information and communication throughout an organization, its suppliers, and customers. This means faster production and higher quality products, which translates into increased revenue.
DesignWise can convert your drawings from metric to imperial and vise versa. These conversions play an important role if you want to manufacture your product in a different country.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) – A design tool that provides the means to evaluate a component or product’s performance with respect to simulated loads and operating conditions. Software solutions become robust, less expensive and accurate to a point where analysis can be incorporated into every design
Our SolidWorks Simulation ® Premium Package Includes:
- Linear Dynamic
- Topology Study
- Design Study
- Drop Test
- Pressure Vessel Design
- Motion Analysis
Looking for a fresh idea or perspective? Need to resolve or simplify an unusual issue? Want to validate your assumptions? DesignWise works with clients to assess their needs and translate them into designs, equipment, or new systems. We work with various clients to provide engineering advice and technical solutions to different projects.
- Our professional engineers can sign off when appropriate
- Review for compliance with standards.
DesignWise understands that prototypes are a key step in the development of a final solution or product. Our team will convert the design and specifications into a tangible functioning model of the final product.
Prototyping is a crucial factor in the design process for companies because the design assessment is made easier and the better identifies the cost and issues of production.
DesignWise creates safe and efficient processes for transforming raw materials into finished items.
DesignWise Shop Capabilities include:
- Fabrication – Stick, Mig, Tig welding of all ferrous metals, alloys and stainless steels with AWS & ASME certification
- General Machining – all ferrous metals, alloys, plastics and stainless steel
- Certified Welders
- Assembly – Mechanical, Electrical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, In Process Installations, Subassemblies, Special Applications, Testing, and Final Checkout
- Overhead crane capacity of 5 ton with 6 meters underhook
- Quick turnaround time
- Prototyping and limited production
- 54,000 square foot facility
Testing a prototype or a developed design is as important as the rest of the design and manufacturing processes. Thorough testing and evaluation can help ensure a product’s viability, guarantees that it meets relevant regulations and specifications, and help reveal critical areas for improvement.
The DesignWise engineering team will assess your concept’s ability to meet the given specifications, simulate a product’s function with respect to the affected systems and develop and prototype accordingly.