Posted by Zoe Geoffrion , on Mar, 2016
In the ideal world, regardless of the application, the various commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components would offer the same performance needed at the perfect shape and size. However, in reality, virtually every design involves some type of trade-off and compromise. In some situations, the process is completely painless, requiring you to give on some of the lower quality parameters. In other cases, the compromise is just too large. Projects often get sidetracked as you have to hunt from supplier to supplier to find the right products. Often, what is required will be a custom product.
Engineers who are involved with motion controlled applications may not realize the catalog supplied by a manufacturer is just the tip of the iceberg. There are some suppliers that offer customization options for all types of products, including the Excipial Gearbox in New Haven. Partnering with a knowledgeable vendor can help to improve the final product and speed up the process of commercialization.
While customization of various machine parts can sound time consuming, as well as expensive, it does not have to be. In the simplest form, the customization process will involve the vendor making modifications to the COTS products in order to save on OEM cost, time and stress.
In some cases, all that is needed for customization is a bit of modification. In these situations, the suppliers will be able to customize the part easily and quickly. These simple changes will help to increase the value of the product significantly.
However, there are other jobs that will require much more than must a quick modification. More in depth modifications may be required, which will take more time and cost more to have done. However, with customization of the gearbox or other product that is needed, you will be able to get the exact product you need, without having to worry about settling for something that will not perform as needed.
As you can see, there are more options in regard to machine parts and components than just what is offered in the catalog or store. Take the time to consider customization options if necessary. This can provide the solution that is needed, without having to settle for a part that does not fit properly or that will not meet the needs for the machine in question. Taking the time to do this will result in a better outcome to the situation.