Product Cost Reduction

Ship to Shore Crane: Weight Optimization

  • Design optimization and weight reduction
  • Force calculations for structure, FE Analysis of 216 Load Cases
  • Structural optimization for Static, Fatigue, Buckling, shock and wind loads
  • 4% weight reduction from original design (21.8 tons reduced)

Banana Link: Mfg. Process Optimization

  • New design of existing fabricated link as a casting
  • Water jet cutting of existing link was too expensive; New casting was 60% cheaper to produce
  • Force calculations and FE Analysis of casting design
  • Vendor identification through Global Sourcing
  • Approximate Annualized Savings = US $65,000