Based on the consultation, analysis, process study and project-management, SHL design engineers are instructed to develop the most space-saving and results-oriented solutions possible. The most important aim in the optimal assembly of the basis modules in the area of grinding and polishing machines and the use of up-to-date technology in the area feeding technology, transfer modules and controls is compliance with (potential) customer budget and production time-specifications.

Following a defined safety concept, we perform a hazard analysis in relation to the machinery directives. All residual risks arising from the interaction between man and machine are to be described and tested. Where necessary, safety precautions and devices for the work area are to be specified.

In doing so, SHL uses state-of-the-art 3D CAD workplaces 'Solid Works' to design individual process solutions for automated surface processing with integrated robots together with feed and gripper systems. Networked workstations with access to the PPS system simplify the generation, maintenance and scheduling of material lists.

Working within the scope of the design stage, production papers are prepared and forwarded to the individual departments. The complete documentation of the SHL grinding and polishing plant are summarized and managed within this department.

Typical duties include the design of standardized grinding and polishing machines, process-related machines with feed and gripper systems, tool and workpiece-changer units for component pickup, palleting systems and sophisticated loading magazines.