Each OEM application has unique needs and requirements, whether they be form or fit, performance, environment, regulatory, or even desired level of customer control/involvement… That does not mean that every project has to start from scratch.
Our approach: Product adaptation to meet customer requirements
Our engineering team works with the customer to:
. Identify a pump from our catalog that best matches customer needs.
. Modify materials, processes, interfaces, etc. to meet customer requirements and optimize the OEM solution:
. From simple fluidic interface modifications…
. To a spaceflight-qualified pump for a NASA spacecraft bound for the Moon.
... in a process adapted to your needs
We routinely manage projects with a scope anywhere from minimal modifications (such as interfaces) where we provide turn-key solutions, to complete product development oversight (program management, design reviews, product verification and validation/qualification, etc.).
Validated product in much less time and cost
Project resources adapted to real customer needs and requirements
Reduced development risks
Agile product development, focused on customer needs and applications
Our technical team is constantly focused on advanced product and technology development, while understanding the importance of regulatory requirements. For example, a high-end pump used on a spacecraft propulsion system must also pass Range Safety and FAA reviews, with design features implemented for that purpose.
Customized solutions based on adapting standard products
Motors with different technical characteristics (RPM, power, torque, and more) or control options (wiring, connectors, encoders, etc.)
Special material options for enhanced life, temperature, and fluid compatibilities
Rigorous technical approach from requirements to validated product following our AS9100 certified quality process
Flexible management approach: Customer can be involved in technical and management reviews… or hands-off
Customer defined scope; we tailor our program to customer needs; some of the things we routinely do for our customers:
Requirements, design and manufacturing reviews (PDR, CDR…)
Product verification: analyses and tests
Qualification/product validation, including environmental testing
Customizable data packages for production
Product classes adapted to applications
Each product has a prefix with a delivery package (hardware & documentation) adapted to each application; details are included for some standard packages for illustration; inquire for other options:
general purpose pumps, including chemical, energy, etc. made using our ISO9001/AS9100 certified quality management system
pumps for aviation and UAV applications; standard U-class package includes customer configuration control with ICD and CAD model (external)
pumps for spaceflight applications; standard S-class package includes customer configuration control with ICD, CAD model (external); design for vibration, vacuum, and radiation; assembly with component tracking, precision cleaning, and ATP (acceptance test procedure) data package
medical solutions, which include supporting a wide range of fluids
Regardless of the application, we can tailor our design, manufacturing and delivery packages to meet customer needs.
Examples of customization for OEM and special applications
From interface customization…
Minimal product modification with custom fluidic and mechanical interface to ensure perfect integration in customer system.
… to micropump for NASA spaceflight program…
Included typical aerospace design reviews, product qualification for spaceflight with environmental testing (vibration, thermal-vacuum, etc.) and full manufacturing and acceptance data package on each unit delivered.
Compatible with ASCENT (formerly known as AF-M315E)
Up to 120 ml/min @ 350 psid
Approx. 235 g
22 mm diameter
… or for cryogenic fluids (liquid oxygen, liquid methane, LNG, etc.)…
Flight Works developed one of the smallest cryogenic pumps, if not the smallest:
Compatible with: liquid oxygen (LOX, -183C), liquid methane or LNG, liquid nitrogen (-196 C)