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  • Writer's pictureMatt Dawson

Serious engineering - taken seriously!

At Orthotropic, we know that engineering projects rarely go well by accident: Whilst innovation and creativity are always important, successful outcomes also depend heavily on attention to detail, a willingness to take care of the basics properly and a healthy refusal to leave things to chance!

When asked by #RheEnergise to design and build a test rig to study critical components of their #EnergyStorage system, we knew it wouldn't be easy - although it did sound highly worthwhile and a lot of fun!

The brief called for an inner rotor to be aligned very accurately relative to an outer support, even when rotating and under heavy load. After much care taken during the detail design and even more over procurement and assembly, it gives us a lovely warm feeling to find that the critical flange runout is in fact only 15 microns (0.015mm), as evidenced in the video above: Pretty good for the first ever #SpecialProjects build to pass through our technical centre!

A big thank you also to J.M. Grail and Balls Grinding for the first-class machining evident in the photo above, Etso Fabrication for some great welding and C6D for the top-quality CNC-routed plywood parts.

To find out more about this project, check out our previous blog post here, or click here to find out more about the services we offer.

If you have an unusual special project in need of some high-quality engineering, please don't hesitate get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

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