Forte Automation Systems provides a wide range of mechanical engineering and design services. From stand-alone fixturing to complete production lines consisting of multiple cells to our medical products line Forte engineering excels. Our engineers apply innovative technologies and process improvements to provide end-to-end engineering solutions on time and on budget. From analytical design, Finite Element Analysis, verification and validation to product engineering and development, Forte delivers world-class engineering services meeting the highest requirements. From Concept to Reality, Forte Automation Systems provides state of the art solutions through superior engineering. Forte will work with you to supply Concept Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Simulations, or complete Detailed Production Ready Engineering packages.
3D Concept Engineering
Forte Automation Systems offers Concept Engineering to assist you in developing new products and/or processes to meet today’s demanding requirements. We have over 30 years working in the automation and medical fields developing unique solutions. We will work closely with your staff to insure all of your requirements are met. Forte’s engineering team can create a number of solutions including models, machine layouts & elevations, plant layouts, simulations, renderings, and reports to help your concept become reality.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
With our state of the art CAD software Forte Automation Systems is able to offer complete Finite Element Analysis of your product or equipment prior to any manufacturing. Checking the designed part or assembly for its functionality and safety is integral to a well-designed product in today’s market. Our engineers preform these analyses and generate detailed reports based on the results.
Simulations and Reach Studies
Another offering Forte Automation Systems brings to the table is 3D CAD simulations. Forte’s engineers will create these simulations based on our concept engineering or per your directions. These can involve a single product or process or a complete complex work flow package. These simulations can be used to convey a product or process to your end used in a clear concise manner. Forte engineering also offers robot simulations to preform robot reach studies and verify robot paths prior to building the equipment. We work with all of our robot partners to offer this service.
Detailed Production Ready Engineering
Forte Automation Systems’ engineering staff has years of experience bringing your product or concept to a complete production ready package. We have an in-house staff of designers, detailers and checkers to produce these engineering packages. Forte will create detailed drawings, assembly drawings, and Bill of Materials per our in-house standards or to your facility’s standards and requirements. We will review drawings for completeness, manufacturability, and proper tolerances. Our staff is fully trained in the use of ASME modern dimensioning practices as well as up to date Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) .
Our 30 plus years in the automation and robotics business has left Forte uniquely qualified to analyze your equipment for potential risks. We can perform Risk Assessments on robotic cells as called out in the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard to identify tasks, identify potential hazards, determine risk reduction requirements, recommend possible solutions, validate, and document the risk assessment. We also preform comprehensive FMECA’s for large or small systems installed in the FDA’s highly regulated field of medical equipment, utilizing ISO 14971 standard. Whether we are designing the equipment, you have existing equipment, or as a third party resource, we can evaluate this equipment, recommend solutions, and document this thoroughly.
Complete Design Documentation
Forte’s engineering staff is trained in preparing and keeping complete engineering documentation for projects requiring these records. These include Design History Files, Design Calculations, FEA’s, and so on. Forte can supply this service for your project if required. These calculations include but are not limited to Bolt Calculations, FOS calculations, Torque calculations, Bearing Load & Life calculations, etc. All of these are professionally compiled into formal documentation for presentation and record keeping. Electronic and bound copies of these documents can be made available for your use or presentations made by our qualified staff to you and/or your customers.