We're specialists in hydraulic cylinders, valves, pumps, and power systems. Whatever your needs may be, our experienced engineering staff offers a wealth of design and application expertise. We've worked with a wide variety of customers and have thousands of successful prototypes behind us. We have a substantial existing range of standard and easily modified products to meet your prototype requirements. Or, for custom products, be sure to contact us early in your design process, and we'll help you to find the optimum solution.
Our personnel listen to your requirements, and combine your needs with our capabilities and resources to provide the optimum solution for your specific machinery or equipment. Whether a standard, modified standard, or completely new design, you can count on Energy® to meet your prototype goals. Lead times for modified or custom-designed prototypes are shortened by our CAD system (AutoCad® Desk-Top 2-D and Inventor 3-D), which uses the latest design and system dynamics software, speeding parts selection and design documentation. Detailed prototype drawings are available in a variety of electronic formats, and are typically e-mailed to our customers in advance of prototype fabrication, saving valuable time.
If necessary, complicated designs can be evaluated prior to the prototype stage by the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) with ALGOR® software. Also, our engineering laboratory houses state-of-the-art controlled test equipment for life-cycle testing, burst testing, impulse testing, mechanical load strength testing, and simulated field performance testing. Flow and pressure capabilities to 60 gpm (227 lpm) and 5,000 psig (345 bar), as well as mechanical loading capabilities to 60 tons (120,000 lbs. or 533,760 N), are important resources. If needed, they can be used to assure sound prototype design and proper material selection and construction. All of these tools also enable our adherence to the highest engineering practices, resulting in superior designs and prototypes for our customers.
When it becomes time to manufacture your prototypes, Energy® Manufacturing's Monticello, Iowa plant will get the job done, and done right. This high-tech, well-tooled facility contains world-class CNC machining equipment and robotic welding capabilities, and is in ideal proximity to key suppliers. All of these factors facilitate rapid response to your particular prototype needs. Energy® has a track record of providing prototypes to its customers that are not only high-quality, but also delivered on time, and kept within budget.