Support to Gain OEM Approval

The route, time and associate costs required to gain approval within key OEM accounts can be very demanding.  Having worked alongside Global OEMs including; Ingersoll Rand, Komatsu, Caterpillar, JCB and Bobcat demonstrate that Fluid Power Design Solutions are able to provide technical consultation in all areas from initial concept design, prototype sourcing, piping up, product validation/approval and subsequent production phase in.

Fluid Power Design Solutions are able to select the right products for your needs from a wide network of approved suppliers - thus providing a reliable and cost effective solution for hose and couplings, so as to enhance your opportunities and potentially reduce the lead time required to gain OEM approval.

In addition Fluid Power Design Solutions are able to provide guidance/undertake the prototype piping up of equipment to ensure that the optimum hose assembly is used, routed and installed in such a way to ensure the maximum possible service life of each component within not just the assembly, but from port to port.  An example of a machine being piped up is shown below.

The support that Fluid Power Design Solutions are able to provide also extends to the ability to arrange for such as, Hydraulic Impulse Testing (to ISO 6803), Fluid Compatibility and Ozone Testing to be undertaken.  These types of tests are often required by OEMs and require special facilities to enable them to be completed in accordance to the relevant specifications.

Onsite training is also available and includes covers aspects such as hose assembly installation so as to eliminate leaking joints due to incorrect tightening procedures being used.  The photograph below was taken during a recent OEM training programme conducted by Fluid Power Design Solutions.


ISO 9001 : 2015 Certificate Number 290302018 and ISO 14001 : 2015 Certificate Number 290312018