Engineering Standards

Stryver Manufacturing makes processes work. Specifically, we make your processes work.

We take what you have and figure out a way to make it work. That is what we do best.

Our engineering team has the experience and knowledge to get the job done on time and within budget.

To show how we make this happen, see below:

 

Mechanical Design Standards

Stryver primarily uses SolidWorks for CAD modeling. The pictures above are screenshots of tooling designed in SolidWorks by our employees. This enables designs to be tested and examined for potential issues like interferences or torch access problems before the first chip is ever cut in the machine shop. Each of these tools have innovations unique to their design to ensure the end product these tools produce is as accurate as possible. Our design standards ensure our customers receive a 3D design package in Solidworks, all 2D drawings saved as individual PDFs, a complete bill of material for the tooling, and all electrical & pneumatic drawings for the system.

 

Electrical Design Standards

Above is a good example of how Stryver prefers to label and bundle wires on tooling. Each wire is labelled at both ends, stating which input the wire belongs to on the cell. The labelling schematic ties into the input and output sequence on the PLC. Each wire is plugged into a junction box, and in ideal circumstances all wires from the junction box are tied together for routing. The wires are then neatly routed in the most efficient, inconspicuous way possible.

 

Tooling Standards

All of the machined details on this tooling have been copper coated (shown above). Not all tooling is copper coated, in many cases it is more effective to use coatings such as black oxide to provide proper protection. The frame was fabricated and painted in house, and at top is an electrical box that contains a micro PLC for controlling the fixture’s electrical and pneumatic components.

 

Pneumatic Design Standards

This 3-meter tooling spanner shown above was copper plumbed in house by our machine builders. Copper plumbing is our preferred method of routing air lines for actuating pneumatic cylinders. The wiring components have been placed in sleeving on this tool. Stryver follows all of our customers’ unique and changing standards and specifications to ensure our tools are built exactly as needed for every application we do.

 

Machine Controls Standards

Above is an example of how we build our electrical boxes. This is a large electrical box that designed and built at Stryver. Cables are routed and protected, and all components are spaced so air can flow in the box to minimize the possibility of overheating. All panel building is done in-house to ensure a logically, neatly, and efficiently wired product. We house our PLCs inside of electrical boxes, and are comfortable with programming all major PLC’s on the market, including Allen-Bradley, Omron, Pilz, Automation Direct, Siemens, and Mitsubishi. Stryver also writes our own HMI programs for smooth touchscreen machine control.