Based in Dorset, Drilling Systems (UK) Ltd. are leading suppliers of innovative training simulators to the international oil & gas, crane and transport industries.
One of Drilling Systems products, was controlled by a mini Embedded PC, which was going obsolete. They sought to replace it with an Ethernet link to a standard laptop, and tasked AIID with designing a system that would simplify the assembly process, reduce costs and improve performance. As a training device, efficient performance of the system is critical in order to achieve regulatory bodies’ approval and meet assessment requirements.
The AIID solution
The original system used a host of digital/analogue input and output devices connected with ribbon cable and wiring looms. This made assembly complicated, time consuming, and awkward. AIID’s system replaced all these devices and wiring with a single printed circuit board that was simple to install and led to greatly increased reliability. The design was so successful that it was immediately applied with minor modifications to further Drilling Systems products.
“AIID gave us exactly what we asked for and more – we have achieved major efficiency and cost improvements as a result of their involvement, and their service and response times were exemplary. We are now working on further performance improvements, and AIID are already on board to help us.”
Clive Battisby, Operations Director, Drilling Systems (UK) Ltd.
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