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Equalizer International is the world’s leading designer and supplier of flange maintenance tools. For almost 20 years, Equalizer’s patented, award winning tools have been addressing the challenges of flange alignment, flange spreading and flange pulling.

Equalizer International – Training Rig

The Business Need

Equalizer provide extensive technical training to their customers, using a purpose-built facility at their headquarters, and also a mobile training rig which can be taken to customer’s locations.  This training rig is also used as a demonstration and sales tool.

The Project

4c were engaged to reverse engineer the existing mobile training rig, and produce a design suitable for manufacture of multiple units, for use at their distributors’ outlets.

Our Activities and Deliverables

Our engineers delivered the full turn-key solution of replicating the original training rig unit, including:

  • Reverse engineering of the existing training rig;
  • Building up a CAD model of the rig in SolidWorks;
  • Incorporation of improvements to some mechanical functions;
  • Production of a complete package of manufacturing drawings;
  • Liaison with our network of suppliers for manufacture of parts and assembly of completed training rigs;
  • Quality checks and dimensional control before final delivery.

The Benefits

Equalizer can now deliver a unified training rig design across their distribution network, ensuring consistency in their technical training toolset.