Case Study


Innovative Platform System

The Challenge – Process Engineering

Client: Cereal Manufacturer
Objective: Expansion of a manufacturer was needed, but space was limited

​A production supervisor in the cereal manufacturing industry needed to expand his company’s manufacturing capacity.

They wanted to enhance their product line by adding new equipment but were limited on physical space at their facility.

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Our Solution

Sterling Engineering performed structural engineering services required to design a hanging platform for a particulate room. Sterling also performed structural services on a hanging structural support for vibratory conveyors and catwalks and a hanger support for a 13’ rough top belt conveyor. This included the following:

  • Three-dimensional computer-assisted structural analysis of the steel platforms and hangers for particulate room and vibratory catwalk. Structural design of members, connections, and attachment details.
  • Checked the existing structure for additional load and reinforced the structural members, if necessary.
  • Prepared design drawings along with the necessary specifications and details for a particulate room, vibratory catwalk, and conveyor support hanger system.
  • Prepare design drawings with the Structural Engineer’s seal for permit purposes.
  • Generated detailed shop drawings for the particulate room, vibratory catwalk, hanger support, and Bill of Materials.

The Results

Sterling was successfully able to enhance space at the client’s site.

  • They designed a hanging platform system to support the new equipment that was comprised of a particulate room, vibratory catwalk and conveyors.
  • They incorporated the new equipment on time and within budget without incurring the costs of a building expansion.

Project Duration

12 Weeks

Project Size

Design $30K

Project Team

1 Engineer

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