APS Technologies provides professional design services for a wide spectrum of businesses & industries. With over 20 years experience, our talented design team aspires to the highest standards of excellence and engages in custom design, product development, and follow-up services.

From the very initial design stages we take into consideration the full product life cycle including functionality & reliability, product esthetics, manufacturing costs, maintenance considerations and environmental impact. Our design team helps your organization to establish competitive edge by reducing design & production costs while at the same time delivering product quality & reliability.

HW Design

APS specializes in execution of complex hardware & manufacturing projects, including initial design concept, specification, testing & validation, and final product delivery. Our experienced hardware engineers work closely with the customer's team to ensure quality products and cost-effective manufacturing.

General

  • Machine to machine (M2M) interfaces
  • Microprocessors & microcontrollers
  • 4-bit and 8-bit low power for battery applications
  • 16-bit and 32-bit general purpose processors (ARM, Microchip, Atmel and others)
  • Video processors
  • Network processors
  • High capacity storage (SDRAM, Flash, CompactFlash)
  • Common connectors & interfaces (USB, SPI, I2C, PCI, Ethernet, RF, CAN)

Networking

  • Wired networks (Ethernet, USB, HomePlug)
  • Wireless networks (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM/GPRS, 915MHz & 2.4GHz radio, cell-based GPS)
  • Network processors
  • Web page servers (SMTP, FTP, email)

Video

  • Video processors
  • MPEG4, JPEG, MJPEG
  • File storage as well as streaming media
  • Video/audio recorders
  • Low & high resolution camera sensors
  • PCB design tools including Mentor, OrCAD
  • VHDL for FPGA development
  • High speed, low noise analog data acquisition
  • Sensor integration
  • High-speed bus architectures including VME, PCI, USB, LVDS
  • Switching & linear power supply

Other Electronics Expertise

  • Battery-charging and management circuits
  • A/D and D/A conversion
  • LCD displays
  • Motor control
  • Sensors (temperature, pressure, humidity, pressure, dust)

Mechanical & Manufacturing Expertise

  • Mechanical concept development
  • Precision opto-mechanics/electro-mechanics
  • Enclosure design
  • Agency approvals
  • Manufacturing test fixtures
  • Transition to manufacturing

Step-by-Step Work Protocol

  • Requirements development
  • Proof of concept
  • Architecture & system design
  • Technology assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Detailed design implementation
  • Controlled prototype building & testing
  • Verification
  • Support for validation, regulatory approval, clinical studies
  • Transition to manufacturing
  • Post launch support

Project Management Activities

APS has implemented a project management system that has worked well for both large & small projects. The key components of this system include:

  • Task breakdown for each proposal.
  • Time & cost estimates for each proposal.
  • Frequent status reports to the customer.
  • Weekly resource allocation meetings to discuss employee workload, staffing levels and task-to-employee matching.
  • Ongoing monitoring of cost and scheduling till project completion.

Systems Engineering Expertise

  • Requirements analysis
  • Standard system engineering processes
  • Sensor input algorithm design
  • Photonics
  • Control systems design
  • Communication systems design
  • Digital signal processing
  • System testing

Testing and Validation

  • Boot & integration testing
  • DVT hardware
  • Compliance testing (FCC, CE and others as per regulatory norms)
  • Production testing (HW/SW/support)

Manufacturing

  • In-house prototyping and manufacturing.
  • Low-to-mid volume manufacturing using established plants in China.
  • Quality Control services for both in-house and external manufacturing projects.
  • Lab Testing & Certification services according to CE, FCC, UL, Gastec, SA, EEI and other standards.

Support

  • Post release & maintenance support
  • Production support

Specialties

In the process of attaining broad experience with electronics design, we have developed specialties that allow us to add even more value to our designs. Some examples are listed below.

  • Tiny designs for tight places
  • Extremely low power electronics
  • Sensor integration
  • Networking
  • Embedded wireless communications
  • Quick prototype design & build
  • Tight development schedules
  • Industrial & commercial automation
  • Industrial robot manufacturing

SW Design

APS Technologies Ltd. specializes in execution of complex software projects, including initial design concept & specification, testing & validation, and final product delivery.

Our experienced software engineers work together with each customer to ensure quality applications and ongoing support. For each project, APS assigns a project manager for technical development and a client manager for support and implementation issues.

Development Tools & Methodologies

  • Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • Programming languages include C, C++, C#, Assembler, and scripting languages.
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) practices.
  • Agile & Scrum development methodologies.
  • RFP/RFI/PRD/SRS documents.
  • Software design methodologies including OOD, SA/SD.

Applications & Technologies

  • Control, monitoring, data acquisition and diagnostic applications.
  • Windows applications and device drivers.
  • GUI development.
  • DSP software / optimization programming (C67x, C64x, OMAP, etc.).
  • USB device drivers.
  • Ethernet TCP/IP and serial based communications.
  • Graphical User Interfaces.

Embedded Firmware

  • Android.
  • Embedded systems firmware.
  • Real-time operating systems (RTOS).
  • Linux.
  • Embedded software on a variety of embedded hardware platforms.
  • Device drivers.

Full Product Design

When considering the creation of a new product, numerous design elements come into consideration including price range, performance demands, physical dimensions, materials, external look & feel, and more. The integration of these many elements often leads to serious design conflicts and technical stalemate – such as the miniaturization of electronic parts to fit into a small product footprint or the ever-present tension between elegant design and basic functionality. For example, an MP3 player should be sleek and elegant but also requires user-friendly control buttons and a decent amount of memory.

APS excels at solving engineering challenges to the full satisfaction of the customer – without comprising on the esthetic or operative aspects of your product. Our team displays innovative flare in the design of new products, while also keeping in mind the pragmatic business issues such as low-cost production and long-term serviceability

Our design experience provides key benefits to customers from a wide range of industries including telecom, computing, mobile, consumer appliances and medical. Our expert design team employs sophisticated tools and methods such as:

  • Design for manufacturing
  • Design for automation
  • Tester design
  • Performance optimization
  • Common material for multi-model products
  • Avoidance of single-source components
  • Design failure mode and effect analysis
  • Cost optimization
  • PCB design tools
  • 3D modeling tools
  • Mold design tools
  • Industrial design
  • Environmental friendliness
  • Certifications
  • UI/UX optimization

Our engineering team has a proven track record in taking a paper sketch or blackboard idea and moving quickly towards product objectives, design details, development, prototyping, proof-of-concept, NPI and mass-volume production.

Mechanical Design

APS Technologies provides mechanical & electronic design services for a wide variety of engineering disciplines and industries. Combining engineering knowledge with 20 years of production experience, APS creates integrated products, featuring state-of-the-art mechanical design, motion technology and control mechanisms.

As a seasoned and reliable provider of design services, APS offers highly professional product design, electronics engineering, software architecture, specification & compliance requirements, package design, PCB layout, CAD/CAM design, design for test (DFT), design for manufacturing (DFM), and design for field service (DFS).

For maximum design flexibility and CAD/CAM compatibility, APS engineers use Pro/Engineer and SolidWorks modeling applications. APS engineers focus on the layout, design, engineering, CAD drafting and FEA analysis of mechanical systems and subcomponents. Our design team has gained extensive experience in the fields of agricultural, automotive, aerospace, diesel engines, heavy machinery, off-road equipment, power generation, transportation and military equipment.

Diverse Design Services

The APS engineering team handles a broad range of activities, including:

  • Characterization & specifications.
  • Conceptual design.
  • General, detailed & final design.
  • Design optimization.
  • Cost effective design.
  • Prototype production & testing.
  • Manufacturing and product evolution for mass production.

Complex Design Challenges

APS engineering is well-versed and well-equipped to meet the design requirement of the most complex and challenging products, including:

  • Electro-mechanical motorized systems.
  • Multidisciplinary design of precision engineering technology.
  • High performance, motion-intensive controllers for stepper, piezo and servo motors.
  • Opto-mechanical design for CCD’s, lasers, motorized stages, fiber optics and more.
  • Customized electronics, hardware, PCB design, software GUIs and applications.
  • Hydraulics & pneumatics.
  • Plastics & sheet metal for industrial wrapping and packaging.
  • Consumer product design to achieve cost-effective mass production.
  • Component optimization and cost reduction.
  • Product development & reverse engineering.
  • Product and assembly-line prototypes.
  • Test and validation designs.
  • Prototype fabrication, assembly, testing and validation.

Serving Multiple Industries & Sectors

APS engineers & integrators in Europe, North America, China and the Middle East have accumulated in-depth experience in multiple fields, including:

  • Computing & Telecom
  • Consumer Appliances & Devices
  • Medical & Hospital Equipment
  • Automotive & Industrial
  • Components Engineering

Supporting Manufacturing Standards

The APS design team supports major manufacturing standards, including:

  • ANSI
  • ASME
  • ISO
  • MIL-SPEC
  • MIL-STD
  • SAE



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Automation Design

APS provides professional design services for companies that need to create innovative and cost-effective automation equipment. Employing Western design engineers and Chinese production experts, APS provides a broad range of solutions, beginning with manual loading systems and extending up to multi-station cell systems. APS offers expert design & production of automation equipment that offers operational simplicity and full compliance with manufacturing standards.

APS has wide experience in the design of automation equipment including:

  • Functional testing.
  • Marking systems.
  • Machine loading & unloading.
  • Pick & place assemblies.
  • Custom material conveying.

Expertise in Automation Equipment

Since its corporate beginnings in manufacturing and project execution, APS has developed advanced design expertise for assembly equipment such as rotary systems, linear systems, indexing and continuous motion. APS equipment typically integrates some combination of pneumatic, servo and mechanical actuations.

APS provides a competitive design cycle edge to its customers by delivering fast ROI, reduced labor costs, minimal risks and high-quality production. APS is well versed in numerous areas of automation equipment. Many projects are geared towards fully-automated assembly equipment using automatic feeders. Other projects involve semi-automation systems that integrate some manual workstation tasks together with fully-automated components.

APS Automation Systems

  • Electronic Pen Assembly
  • Equipment Design & Manufacturing
  • Custom Rotary Tables (Design & Manufacturing)
  • Linear Conveyor Systems

Pick & Place Equipment Manufacturing

  • Flower Sorting Machines
  • Soldering Machines
  • Dispensing Machines (System Design & Manufacturing)
  • Packaging Machines