"By using Ansys simulation software, QuEST Global was able to evaluate many design changes to develop a new frame for a tire balancing machine — more quickly and efficiently than could have been accomplished with standard build-and-test methods. The company was able to meet Hennessey Industries’ objective of a 50% reduction in time to develop an acceptable balancer chassis. In parallel, this has given us the option to test various cost reduction opportunities without prototyping which will be advantageous in the future."
— Matt Weis, Director of engineering / Hennessy Industries
Hennessy Industries is an international after-market wheel service manufacturer and part of Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. On a recent project, Hennessy Industries partnered with QuEST Global, a company that provides the entire spectrum of engineering solutions, to develop a new tire balancing machine.
QuEST Global agreed to help Hennessy Industries to design a frame for a tirebalancing machine that would balance automobile wheels in a shorter time. To do this, the R&D team needed to attenuate the noise generated by the frame during the start of the balance cycle so that the machine’s sensors could determine whether any imbalance existed. The new design was required to be approximately the same size, shape and weight as the old machine.