We are a mechanical engineering design company engineering products to suit their environments

An introduction to Environmentally Sound Limited as an engineering design company

Our experience is in:-

  • concept engineering and design
  • products and projects in mechanical engineering, as well as electronic and electrical engineering
  • design for environmental elements
  • product design and development engineering
  • improving existing products
  • sound, noise, acoustics and vibration. Mitigation and noise reduction through structural design
  • structural analysis using software and structural monitoring and measurement using transducers to determine, i.e. natural frequencies and mode shapes.
  • designing products to survive environmental elements and to operate reliably in their immediate environment,
  • systems engineering,

We use this experience to design equipment and machinery. So that they withstand the environmental conditions around them. Both in natural environments and extreme environments.

We offer services relating to the entire product lifecycle, from cradle to the grave. We improve designs, investigate failures and determine root causes. We are well versed in all the aspects of a product's lifecycle.

We design and improve equipment and machinery to sustain its environmental elements. These elements are present in the natural environment and in extreme conditions. Design requirements highlight these conditions for several industrial sectors.

All our projects adhere to relevant, industrial, legislative and regulatory standards. These standards are present in aerospace, marine, automotive, mining and industrial sectors.

We design and engineer compatible products. We provide several engineering services to complement the design of your product. We provide managerial services in combination with engineering, process improvements and quality improvement.

Additionally, we also make your entire product recyclable.

"Engineering synergy between the environment, people and machinery!"

Design requirements

Every design starts with design requirements. (The function that the product must deliver once in service.)

Detailed design requirements pave the path to a successful product. This ensures that a product will function well in its environment. Defining them well and in detail at the beginning, can save you time and money throughout the project.

Incomplete defined requirements:-

  • Could cost you more than anticipated, as you may need to re-write all the requirements during the project.
  • Could deliver a product unsuitable when it's complete; as it does not meet all the objectives.
  • Could delay the project. Causing it to be late and over budget, as you need to correct the design.

This is where well defined, effective procedures and efficient processes help. Setting the procedures and processes for this phase of the product is very important. It will assist you with the scope of the project. Highlight the risks involved. Budget. Proof of concept. Testing and more.

Product Design

Established design requirements, moves the project to the design phase. And the design of the product can start.

This phase is paramount for the designers understand the objectives. Especially, the environment in which the product will operate. Misunderstanding or poor communication could cause non-compliances. That will become evident in later phases of the product evolution. Usually, non-compliances appear during development and compliance testing.

Cost and time is always fundamental with the product design corrections. We always seek improvements that are least costly and time efficient.

We perform several engineering services to complement the design of your product. This is in support to designing for the environment.

We use a variety of technical supportive services in combination with engineering. One area of our expertise, is updating of finite element models using test, structural monitoring and analysis results.

This is particularly important for improving product performance. It enables us to model and analyse the structural behaviour. Which then enables us to control vibration. And to mitigate the noise of the machine or equipment.

All our projects follow relevant international design standards. Standards that are relevant in aerospace, marine, automotive, mining and industrial sectors. Our project also adhere to legislative and regulatory standards.

Product development and product improvement

Product development should complement and assist the detail design of the product. Feed back the results from the development testing into the design. This ensures the product will survive and pass during prescribed testing.

So, if there is a new concept in the design, test it first. Prove that the function or concept works.

Additionally, use development testing to de-risk the project or programme plans. It gives confidence to the designer, stakeholders and management.

Effective development test procedures are fundamental in the proof of concept phase. These procedures have definitive objectives that will mitigate risks.

Conduct development tests on representative parts. Use representative parts and components; the outcome will be beneficiary to the project. We're amazed at the amount of times we have seen non-representative parts used in testing.