Following are examples of projects EFI Group has completed for firms in the Ceramics industry:

  • Investigated and detailed design for two kiln cart transfer systems
  • Designed automated insulator cut-off operation
  • Investigated and developed design changes for alignment fixtures
  • Designed and implemented new scrap handling system
  • Reconfigured warehouse/packing area
  • Investigated, configured and designed proprietary cement mixing area
  • Designed proprietary bend testing machine
  • Redesigned tooling for proprietary shaping hardware
  • Designed and implemented custom manipulator
  • Designed and implemented hydraulic systems for retrofit onto existing manipulator arms
  • Designed new drive and bearing arrangement for pug mill and extruder
  • Designed and implemented custom cable-driven dumping cart for loading an extruder
  • Developed system requirements and design, as well as implemented, a closed loop cooling system for extruder and liquid ring vacuum blower
  • Performed mechanical design of various fixtures, as well as the redesign of failed mechanical components
  • Designed ceramic kiln for installation

EFI Group is a manufacturing engineering firm practicing process engineering, process design, design engineering, manufacturing technology and engineering services. EFI Group is based in Pikesville, Maryland (MD) and serves clients throughout North America.