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Vessel Design

ideas* was commissioned in 2007 to detail design a series of process tanks for one of Australia’s major pulp mill processing plants in Victoria. The tank designs had a range of challenging requirements such as interfacing the tanks with existing pipework and agitator arrangements and the series of complex internal baffles and weirs. The tank […]

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Crane Cabin Design

ideas* has designed and built replacement crane cabins and DC-AC control conversion for BlueScope since 2002. The cabins feature 25mm thick glass floor panels giving the operator greatly improved visibility. The custom designed ideas* air bag suspension seat gives the operator 320 degree movement and improved comfort. The cabins are also ducted with air conditioning […]

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Smart Capper System

ideas* was commissioned to conduct a feasibility study for potential improvements to the CAM line bottle capping facility at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Australia. The aim of the investigation was to eliminate the manual handling involved in checking 100% of bottles for the correct cap removal torque. The final cap torque needs to be great enough that […]

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Lysaght Racking System

In 2008 ideas* began the design of a racking system for Bluescope Lysaght. The design brief was a racking system that could be constructed from products manufactured at Bluescope Lysaght sites across Australia, and be capable of a 1000kg UDL shelf load. The design uses the roofing purlins produced by Bluescope Lysaght as both the […]

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Transverse Road Profiler

The ARRB Group are world leaders in road testing technology. ideas* were engaged in 2007 to develop an automated 3D road profiler to add to their technology suite. The AARB Group use an Accelerated Loading Facility (ALF) to simulate normal trafficking over the life of a road in a matter of months. Previously during testing, AARB […]

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