MHI Vestas Offshore Wind approached MedTec concerning modernisation of some of its prototype blade production equipment. Specifically, replacing stowage trolleys made from wooden pallets with a tooling transit/stowage solution that combined functionality with a clean advanced appearance, which echoed the visons of the business. MedTec was keen to ensure stakeholder requirements were fully evaluated and embraced the concept of ‘poka-yoke’ in their design deliverables. The storage system offers many advantages to production efficiency, with a notable reduction in damage and misplacement of the specialist tooling.
Together with our manufacturing partner, MedTec delivered an innovative suite of tooling stowage trolleys, which were well-received by the production operatives. The storage system offers many advantages to production efficiency.
Whilst working for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, I have developed an excellent working partnership with MedTec Design Services LTD, with respect to the design packages they have undertaken for the business.
They function extremely well as an integral part of the development team for wind turbine blade production tooling projects. When I communicate the project requirements to MedTec, the feedback I receive gives me confidence that we have a mutual understanding of the design challenges, and that the solution can be developed without excessive intervention from myself.
They have been innovative and value conscious, react positively to scope creep, and always keep sight of a project’s goals and objectives. I have also been impressed with their cost-effective manufacturing capabilities, and 3D printing facility for prototypes and production parts. MedTec represent an image of trust and integrity and I am delighted have them as local, go-to design consultants.
Paul Gilliam, Production Engineer – Tooling
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Over the years, MedTec has gained a lot of experience in producing small, medium, and large-sized tooling design projects to encourage process improvement and reduce production time.
Due to the success of many projects, this sector has grown in the past year to see us taking on both a larger quantity, and tasks larger in complexity. We now have a relationship with clients where we are tasked with identifying process improvements, discussing requirements with engineers, and concept creation through to final design with the option of manufacturing support.