Containerized Solution Case Example - Presented at SAE Event

Posted in Commitment to Community and Industry, on Thursday Apr 05 2018

Author: Daryl Rothamer, Principal;Director, Systems and Equipment

I recently had the opportunity to present a case example of a successful project at the SAE Milwaukee chapter meeting, hosted at our facility. ACS designed and built a containerized engine test cell, customized to the client’s testing requirements and range of products. Diesel Forward, our customer for this project, is an aftermarket parts manufacturer and distributor. They required increased levels of test documentation to support their new and existing products.

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The containerized solution was installed with minimal onsite construction and can be taken to another facility location if needed. By using an AC dynamometer, they now generate enough electricity during durability testing to power their manufacturing facility, which contributes to their return on investment.

This project illustrates what our customers tell us are the key benefits of working with ACS:

  • Technical Expertise
  • Integrated Facility and Equipment
  • Customization to Client’s Unique Requirements
  • Flexible Project Execution
  • Accountability for Performance

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About the presenter:

Daryl Rothamer is the Director of the Systems & Equipment team at ACS. Daryl and his team of engineers, designers, and manufacturing technicians design and build machine automation and equipment for industrial, chemical, and automotive markets. Daryl has been at ACS over 9 years, starting as a mechanical engineer in the Machine Design Group. Prior to ACS, Daryl worked as an engineer and engineering supervisor at Chrysler (now FCA) for over 15 years. Daryl has a Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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