Implementation method of YQUNIQUE custom machine design and construction projects.
YQUNIQUE employs a four-phase project implementation approach that provides an ongoing open dialogue between YQUNIQUE and its clients. This enables clients to control the disbursement of funds and the direction of the project.
By implementing this process, we minimize financial risk, ensure project success, and complete projects on time with a high level of service and customization.
Phase 1: Contact and Planning
At first, our technical engineers work with customers to determine the requirements for custom machines. Our team will prepare conceptual layouts and functional specifications for client review. Once you accept the conceptual layout and functional specifications, YQUNIQUE provides budgeted cost estimates and preliminary project schedules for the entire project.
We provide a timeline for the design, fabrication and installation phases of the project. If necessary, an estimate of the time required for start-up, commissioning and operator training is also included.
In addition to providing cost estimates, we also advise on detailed mechanical and electrical engineering (Phase 2) based on client-approved conceptual layout and functional specifications.
By spending only a small investment in the first stage of conceptual design, we give the client control over capital expenditures and the design itself, rather than being limited to the design and a firm bid price, which often includes overpaying for unnecessary contingencies.
Phase 2: Design and Development
In the second stage, our engineers prepare mechanical and electrical components, along with bills of materials and detailed fabrication drawings, based on the first stage approved conceptual layout and functional specifications.
Throughout the design process, we review drawings and designs with the client to ensure consistency for the project. Before delivery for purchase and manufacture, YQUNIQUE will ensure that the design is acceptable to the customer, minimizing any changes in the manufacturing process and additional costs to the customer. .
Upon completion of the second stage of the process, the customer will be provided with a firm quotation for the purchase, manufacture and programming of the custom machine. We have a budgeted cost estimate for the installation and start-up of the custom machine.
Phase 3: Construction and Development
This stage is the procurement, manufacture and assembly of custom machines. In this phase, we develop PLC and HMI applications to control the custom machine that uses the mechanical and electrical designs and revised functional specifications prepared during the Phase 2 process.
This process requires machine runoff and factory acceptance testing with the customer. After accepting a custom machine, we will provide the customer with a cost estimate for the installation, start-up and commissioning of the custom machine. We can also provide estimates for operator and maintenance staff training.
Phase 4: Installation and Startup
This is the install, start, and debug phase of the process. Electromechanical installation services can be provided by YQUNIQUE, allowing flexibility in scope and client fees. If required, YQUNIQUE can provide installation assistance as well as start-up, commissioning and training.
A complete documentation package is provided when the customer accepts the machine. Documentation package includes complete drawing package in PDF and native format, PLC/HMI application, recommended spare parts list and operating manual.