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Scanning Industrial Equipment – The Pump project

About the Project

Our client had an industrial pump that was a legacy piece of equipment and had no manufacturing drawings available. This meant that our client was unable to manufacture any spare or new replacement pumps.

During the pump’s planned preventative maintenance period the individual parts of the pump were scanned by our sister company- PES Scanning when the pump was stripped, cleaned and serviced onsite.

After the data was captured the pump was returned to service whilst the PES Performance team started the reverse engineering process. This process reduced the cost and downtime to the client as we did not require the pump to complete the next stages of the process. Therefore, the pump could continue being in service.

The polygon mesh scan data obtained by PES Scanning was imported into CAD and the design team produced 2D & 3D models over the next week. During the process the PES Performance team looked to optimise the equipment; removing original design errors, reverse engineering and truing up bores, drives and gears and replacing the old bearing with new more reliable systems.

Once the client had reviewed the data, the team produced manufacturing drawings, so the client could have new parts or even complete new pumps manufactured whenever required in the future.