SAM designs, constructs and commissions custom made machines for the motor industry, an example of this is the water test bay drier that was constructed for a major vehicle manufacturer in Durban. The original drier, which was supplied when the water test bay was installed, was in a bad state of disrepair and totally ineffective even after extensive modifications.
After a period of research and testing SAM designed a moving drier from scratch. SAM always aims for the simplest most elegant solution, using off the shelf components and preassemblies as far as possible.
We used 3D development tools such as AutoCAD Inventor® which allows the customer to look and get a feel for the final product, before manufacturing starts.
This gives the customers an "engineer's feel" as to how the product will perform.
SAM factory acceptance tested the drier on time, exceeding the customer's expectations and performance criteria.
The drier uses three large fans, blowing directly onto and around the body of the vehicle, w ith wind speeds recorded in excess of 300 km/h. The mobile drier moves up and down the vehicle ensuring a touch dry effect.
This method works much better than the previous air-knife type system. The new drier was integrated into the customer's existing control system.
This is just one example of a system custom built to customer's unique requirements regarding costs, timelines, maintainability and reliability.
With SAM's expert knowledge of control systems, drive systems, CNC, vision and all the latest innovations in the automation world, we are able to offer unique solutions where other traditional mechanical manufactures will shy away .