The first step in the RFQ process involves SURFLO dedicated design and application engineers reviewing your application requirements and identifying potential solutions for your pump and system requirements. Using an extensive library of established designs, we take your system parameters and match them to our pump capabilities.
For the second step in the RFQ process, SURFLO will utilize our existing pump configurations as the foundation for our selection process. We consider every aspect of your requirements to determine the best possible solution for your needs while paying close attention to achieving cost targets. Our experienced OEM applications team will review and discuss with your staff all the possible options in order to ensure the best form, fit and function as well as commercial viability.
After the design foundation has been selected, pump prototypes are provided to customers in order to validate the performance characteristics in the actual application. All prototypes are tested prior to release to ensure mechanical and electrical integrity.
The depth of our product line and technical capabilities often enable us to provide several solutions for a given application. This provides us the ability to respond to design changes experienced during the prototype phase, minimizing lead times or delays.
Once the final product has been approved, SURFLO focuses on quality, reliability, on-time delivery, and continuous improvement to assure our OEM partners of our full support throughout the product life cycle. To further strengthen our commitment to our OEM partners, we will continuously explore opportunities to improve manufacturing efficiency and product value.
SURFLO Pumps continuously develops new materials and construction principles
♦ All new products pass specific tests in our laboratories under “customer need” conditions
♦ Our development engineers cooperate closely with our product engineers
♦ We optimize performance, long life and product quality with the lowest possible production costs of the required gear pumps, piston pumps and valves
♦ Our product- and manufacturing technology is state-of-the-art
♦ We design our products to improve our customers competitive edge in the marketplace
SURFLO engineers and technicians are continuously developing leading edge technologies, improving existing technologies and proactively responding to our customers' critical needs by conducting application specific testing which mimic the actual operating conditions. We provide expertise through our ability to test for: sound reduction, lower vibration, improved cooling efficiencies, development of alternative mountings and the extension of the service-free life of our pumps.
Our in-house testing capabilities include:
♦ Sound and vibration testing
♦ Agency certification (CE, ROHS, CSA, FDA, etc.)
♦ Humidity and altitude testing
♦ Finished module tests
♦ Life testing simulations
♦ New product qualification