From a napkin sketch to a fully developed scope, our design process paves the way for our team to become an extension of yours to ensure you get the system you need.
Click through our design process below.
Our account managers reach out for an initial conversation to learn about the project scope, budget, and delivery needs. This information will determine if the project requires a commercial design, modified base model design, or custom design.
If a technical scope is not already established, we host a design consultation for comprehensive development of the scope of the project, including critical access points, system conformance requirements for contoured tool interfacing, automation needs, safety interlocks and compliance, environmental or spatial restrictions, and contractual compliance. NDAs may be exchanged to ensure proper care is taken with intellectual property.
A sales engineer prepares a 3D concept in SolidWorks specific to the project scope. As applicable, CAD models are shared between parties to ensure proper fit around the tool or equipment during this development stage.
A complete proposal is issued with a project-specific concept drawing and pricing that is valid for 90 days. A lead time estimate is issued based upon the current schedule.
Once an order is placed, the delivery schedule is locked in and the project moves into engineering completion for production.
Interim stage Preliminary Design Reviews, Critical Design Reviews, and Final Design Reviews may take place for projects with more involved engineering requirements or processes. Any modifications to the scope at this point are navigated through change orders. Once the concept fully satisfies all requirements and is approved, the project moves into production readiness development and reviews.
The project begins fabrication. Our NSF-certified AS9100D / ISO 9001:2015 quality management system guarantees the product meets all project requirements from first cut to shipment and provides the structure for high standards of quality, safety, and user experience.
The system is fully assembled, tested, and quality inspected onsite to ensure 100% compliance with the project scope. You are welcome to come onsite for Factory Acceptance Testing. Supporting data packages for the product may include load test reports, material certs, nonconformance reports, risk assessments, FEAs, and FOD control data.
Upon quality approval, the system is palletized for shipment. Systems ship as whole as possible to eliminate setup time once they arrive onsite. Every system is provided with a custom users’ manual with operational, safety, and maintenance information, as well as a detailed parts manual.
For larger or more complex systems, the Spika team provides onsite setup and training of the access system. This can be added to any project as requested.
Each product we make is designed to fulfill the most rigorous compliance, safety, and OSHA standards for the industry it’s intended for. Our entire facility utilizes strong FOD controls to further ensure the safety of our equipment.
We’ve been leading our industry for two decades. Our team consists of experienced, creative people driven by a desire to find solutions to any challenge.
The majority of Spika’s products come with a limited warranty—the longest in the industry—and are backed by our commitment to satisfy each and every client.