ODIN Engineering develops tailored solutions and custom machinery for business-critical processes in industrial companies. This requires that our production plans are time- and cost-efficient as well as flexible enough to support an innovative development process, since we rarely provide the same solution twice.
Under normal circumstances a workflow will look something like this:
At ODIN Engineering we base our collaborations on trust, and therefore it is important to us that we get to know our customers and partners thoroughly. It is this knowledge – along with ongoing dialogue – that provides the most effective cooperation and the best solutions. After we have come in contact with each other, a meeting will be held either at the customer’s office or at ODIN. We review the task and determine the initial specifications. Specifications can range from complete tender documents to a handful of samples with information on the production rate.
After the first meeting, we produce sketch proposals for solutions. If it is a small project, these sketches can be the complete solution. If the project involves a large facility, the sketches may be suggested solutions which have to be worked through. The sketches form the basis of a price estimate.
A preliminary design is carried out if the task requires a deeper analysis before the final solution can be determined. The preliminary design clarifies the specifications the equipment must meet and can form the basis for a fixed price for the task and any conclusions drawn from trials.
We prepare a price estimate for the task. If the task is very specific and there is a high degree of certainty about the solution, it will be possible to offer a fixed price for the task. Otherwise, we will prepare an estimate for the overall task.
In certain cases, we will build experimental machines for 0-series production. If the customer asks for a smaller volume at the start and does not want to establish a large production setup at their own location, we may set up series production at ODIN Engineering at a later point.
When the task has been defined and agreed on, we start the project design, which covers mechanics, electricity and software. Along with the solution, we prepare risk assessments and related documentation, installation descriptions, user manuals and maintenance manuals with troubleshooting. In the project phase we not only produce documentation for mechanical production, but also assembly drawings for electricity, pneumatics and hydraulics.
Throughout the project, status meetings will be held both internally at ODIN and with the customer. We maintain a high level of information throughout the project to ensure that we develop the best solutions together.
Once the documentation is in place, we produce the various components. Meanwhile, we carry out mechanical and electrical installation. Simultaneously with production of the equipment in the workshop, we program the controls and interfaces of the machines.
When the equipment is assembled, we test its functions and performance. During the final part of the test we draw up a test report. Sometimes the customer’s operators and maintenance staff participate in the last part of the test. In this way, the first training in the new equipment is provided and any desired changes to the controls can be made straight away.
When the equipment has been approved, we install it at the customer’s site. The installation is coordinated with external installations which often need to be set up in connection with new plants.
Running-in and training
When the plant and machines have been installed, we run them in at the customer’s site. During the running-in phase we also provide training in operation and maintenance, which minimises the risk of malfunction due to incorrect operation and lack of knowledge.
When the finished plant is installed, ODIN Engineering provides service on the machines. The service consists partly of checks and monitoring, but also any necessary emergency assistance. We often install a connection to the controls of the equipment so it is possible to troubleshoot remotely.