German engine manufacturer 3W-International has provided a new customer services solution for both new and existing, as well as third-party customers. This comprises various service, test and measurement activities relating to engines and drive units and their further development.
Since the increased demand for complete drive units, the requests to 3W-International for individual services have also increased. In the months following the Xponential Show in New Orleans in 2016, many customers have enquired about individual services.
"As a result, we have decided to offer these individual services internationally to our customers as an additional product from our company," explained Karsten Schudt, Managing Partner of 3W-International.
3W Engineering Services offers its customers a comprehensive service catalogue all around the development of individual drive concepts and the optimisation of existing drive trains, as well as the integration of drive systems in the UAS industry. Thereby the customers can rely on the more than 35 years of experience that the 3W-International experts have gained in the development of engines and their auxiliary systems.
One of the focal points is the design of individual drive solutions, including the subsystems, based on the customer specifications and the performance characteristics to be achieved. In the process, the 3W-International specialists not only undertake the hardware and software development, but also the development of the electronics including their manufacture. The prototype assembly together with the engine tests, as well as the start of series production are likewise undertaken as the next steps.
In addition, the Hessian family business offers various engine tests for 3W and third-party engines on its test benches. These include not only the general performance measurements of combustion engines but also the thrust and power measurements, exhaust emissions analysis, engine indexing, endurance testing, blower, water and oil-pump analysis, purge image analysis, cylinder head measurement and load change calculation. EMC measurements and climate and temperature tests are likewise possible. The test benches of 3W-Internatinal can also be hired by customers on a daily basis.
Finally, 3W-International offers consultation during the integration of combustion engines into unmanned aerial systems. This, however, requires certain framework conditions. 3W-International has to be part of the project team, on the basis of signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Preparation of a requirement specification for project coordination and definition of the requirements with dedicated tasks is a must, too. In addition to this, an early know-how and consultancy-transfer regarding the integration of propulsion technology and individual components is needed.
Information about the 3W-Engineering Service will be presented by 3W-International on Stand 3131 at the Xponential Show 2017 in Dallas.