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Industrial Equipment

Our in-depth knowledge of structural analysis, fluid dynamics and reliability engineering enable us to respond flexibly to the diverse requirements and cost pressures of industrial machinery and other general engineering sectors.

Software and Consulting

Typical applications include assessing the performance of skids & frameworks, hydraulic & electronic cabinets and support systems. This often requires dynamic as well as static structural analysis, which is undertaken by our clients through the supply of Ansys software and training or via our consulting services.

Skid (Courtesy: BOC Edwards)
Dynamic skid analysis (Courtesy: BOC Edwards)

We have an established reputation solving power transmission problems, including:

  • Investigating structural failures
  • Design foundation systems
  • Modelling machine dynamics
  • Predicting bearing loads in flexible couplings due to out-of-alignment forces

As one example, we have supported Bibby Transmissions with their use of Ansys for over a decade.

Power transmission flexible coupling simulation (Courtesy: Bibby Transmissions Group)
Power transmission flexible coupling simulation (Courtesy: Bibby Transmissions Group)

We are also highly familiar with techniques for pressure equipment assessment including PD5500 and ASME VIII Div 2.

Dough mixing machine model for PD5500 assessment (Courtesy: Baker Perkins)
Dough mixing machine model for PD5500 assessment (Courtesy: Baker Perkins)

Furthermore, we can analyse and help optimise the design of hydraulic and pneumatic systems efficiently through our 1D  Flownex code.

Flownex compressed air simulation example with for compressor selection and pipe sizing
Flownex compressed air simulation example with for compressor selection and pipe sizing

Full 3D CFD with Ansys enables the investigation of fluid behaviour in valves, compressors, pumps and other typical industrial equipment components with greater detail. We have significant experience in rotating flows, cavitation issues & pressure-flow characterisation and can couple with structural models to model fluid-structural interaction (FSI).

Courtesy: Compressor Products International
Courtesy: Compressor Products International

This includes sealing design and assessment, including prediction of temperatures that may degrade performance.

Conjugate heat transfer analysis of sealing assembly
Conjugate heat transfer analysis of sealing assembly

Our process modelling capabilities are employed when the equipment is being designed to undertake a manufacturing operation or includes high integrity forged or extruded parts. Through kinematic and forming simulations, we can help ensure the mechanical design operates as intended while safety critical components have been produced without defects. Our complementary Safety and Reliability software & services can also provide assurance that the risk of equipment failure and the severity of its consequences have been minimised, including the design and management of safety alarm systems.

Industrial Forging Courtesy Firth Rixson
Industrial forging example (Courtesy: Firth Rixson)

Clients

We have worked with over 140 companies involved in the development of Industrial Equipment, including:

ALE Heavylift | Allspeeds Ltd | Baker Perkins | BMP Europe Ltd | Bibby Transmissions | Compressor Products International
Chesterfield Special Cylinders Ltd | Dodd Engineering Ltd | Edbro | Edwards Vacuum | ERIKS Industrial Services
Fillworth UK | Industrial Acoustics Company | John Crane | MAHLE Industrial Filtration UK | Mechatherm International
Micro-matic | MMD | Motherwell Bridge | Munster Simms Engineering Ltd | Northvale Korting | Parker Domnick Hunter
Precision Polymer Engineering | RMI Pressure Systems | Sterling Thermal Technology | STORK Cooperheat | Stork Technical Services (STS) Ltd

The work carried out has been beneficial at a micro level, however, as we roll it out to the wider business I am sure that it will prove a useful tool and method to understand the reliability of the system and how we best manage the maintenance requirements going forward.

Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery

I have presented technical support with what I regard as highly complex technical query and this was resolved timely and satisfactory.

Engineering Analysis Services Ltd

The problem was understood and resolved straight away. Good work, thank you.

Edwards Ltd (Burgess Hill)

Simply Excellent!

Bibby Transmissions

Wilde supported our business to provide accurate and reliable data. Our material library was using data without easily accessible sources. Wilde helped us to update and confirm these numbers with up-to-date industry information. Communication with Wilde was easy and hassle free. All of our questions were answered either instantly or after a short period of review. Now we can back up our study results, to our customers, with internationally recognised data. A truly professional service.

Compressor Products International Ltd

Wilde has helped us to assess the impact of stress relieving on a structural column before physically carrying out the repairs. The site visit revealed some features in the structure which weren’t accounted for in the original analysis. Further structural assessments were carried out rapidly by Wilde and enabled some crucial changes in our repair procedure. As always very impressed with the professionalism and quality of work from Wilde.

Stork Technical Services (RBG) Ltd

The knowledge and experience of the team helped steer us down a path where we would get better use from the data we had, and provide us with a workable plan going forward. Excellent collaboration between both parties ensured that we learnt a lot that we can take forward as best practice in the way we carry out further analysis of other systems.

Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery

For our product to be viable and successful, we had to make sure it could perform how we expected it to perform. That’s where analysis and strength testing was vitally important. Wilde Analysis provided an excellent service delivering the results in a truly professional manner and worked with us through various iterations of the product. A very knowledgeable and highly recommended company.

Philadelphia Scientific UK Ltd

The excellent FEA and CFD Technical support that I received from the expert team of Wilde Analysis Engineers gave me confidence with my designs & allowed us to proceed with development & manufacture. It is a hugely beneficial extension to our technical capabilities for a small Engineering company.

Barton Firtop Engineering

MAHLE Industrial Filtration UK Ltd have worked with Wilde on a number of previous occasions where independent specialist knowledge, supported by the use of up-to-date computational techniques, were sought to support designs using conventional design processes.

MAHLE Industrial Filtration UK

Having some exposure to ANSYS Mechanical in my current role the mechanical intro course has answered a lot of questions and uncertainties. It has also prompted new questions about potential for many of the encountered features and the prospect of facilitating better engineering analysis.

John Crane

….thank you again for all your hard work with our project. We are very satisfied with the work produced and I am pleased that we have furthered our understanding of our product. I believe this is an important step in advancing our technical information and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Gantry Rail

Wilde Analysis supply MMD with all our ANSYS products, along with providing technical assistance on some of our more challenging consultancy projects. Their depth of knowledge and wealth of experience along with the support of the very latest analysis software have been contributory factors in helping MMD to stay at the forefront of mining machinery design.

MMD Design and Consultancy

We believe that we have been very well supported by Wilde FEA and have a robust solution in the ANSYS product.

Precision Polymer Engineering

The job was delivered on time with a very proactive approach from their engineers. Subsequent tests on the machine have proven the model to be accurate and allowed the design to develop.

Edwards Vacuum

The course was very well structured and the content was very applicable without being overbearing. The tutor kept the group – which included a wide range of ages and experience levels – engaged at all times and put the information across very clearly. I would definitely recommend the course.

Presses Jacks & Hammers Ltd

Through ANSYS Workbench we have a tool which allows us to increase the performance of our products. Drastic reductions in weights and inertia of the couplings have been achieved without compromising the strength of the unit. Lateral vibration of coupling  is now being estimated to a level of confidence previously unattainable without days of computation and cost.

Bibby Transmissions

... a key project that we had originally planned to do in-house, but our internal resources were pushed to the limit... passed it on to Wilde to complete at very short notice. They responded immediately & completed everything very quickly... They pulled it out of the bag very impressively & were the perfect solution to our difficulty. Added to that, Wilde provided excellent value for money compared to other companies that we have considered in the past.

Chesterfield Special Cylinders

Wilde’s ANSYS consultancy services had been recommended to us by another company. This was therefore the first time that we had used them and we were very satisfied with their work for us. They enabled us to meet our main objective, which was to provide independent clarification on our own calculations. Everything was done to the agreed timescale, and we were very happy with the level of communication.

Dodd Engineering

We gained a lot from our visit and are in the process of putting it into action here at CPI. We hope and feel sure there will be future scope to work with you again on other projects that the company will be involved with and will look to contact Wilde as and when those projects arrive.

Compressor Products International Ltd

Wilde’s consultancy work has answered many of our questions and cut down significantly on our testing time – fewer iterations mean less costs to us which has to be beneficial.

RMI Pressure Systems

I was very impressed with the knowledge and tools available to us through Wilde and the accuracy of their first model predictions compared to my test results. This has already become a seminal piece of work that will underpin a significant future product development.

Edbro

It was a case of us needing to get the job done quickly. Like many other companies, we don’t always have the skills and labour resources available to us in house, as our work flow varies.... If you have a good supplier, they become an extension of your business, in whom you can have confidence and rely upon when needed. This is where Wilde proves so useful to us; their engineers are really helpful, highly knowledgeable and very competent.

Baker Perkins

Wilde has always demonstrated a knowledgeable and professional understanding to our needs and have been able to quickly and thoroughly assimilate our requirements, and equally quickly produce the necessary results to support our design process and provide guidance on the solution(s) best suiting our needs commercially and technically.

MAHLE Industrial Filtration UK

Working with Wilde Analysis is a pleasure. They have the requisite skill, expertise and experience to contribute to the development of the solution. They are able to contribute at the research and development level and at the engineering design level, which is an important capability. As a business we have found them to be professional in their presentation and approach at all times.

Waters UK

Thank you for the very speedy delivery on our project. In general I find Wilde very responsive to our needs and this is very much appreciated!

Evoqua (atg UV Technology)

Wilde was instrumental in the modifying of our existing design to ensure that performance met the specific & stringent customer requirements on this particular project. Without the modelling capabilities & advice/service provided by Wilde we would not have been able to identify the limitations in our current design in house, nor have been able to implement the required design changes that the CFD process identified as being required.

Northvale Korting

Very well presented [ANSYS LS-DYNA] course by knowledgeable staff with real life experience.

Woodward Diesel Systems

Technical support gave timely well informed help with the problem that I faced, including recommendations for tackling similar situations more effectively in the future.

John Crane

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