Stafford Bandlow Engineering, Inc. (SBE) is a professional consulting and design firm specializing in electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic systems for movable bridges and heavy movable structures. Our in- house personnel have experience on hundreds of movable bridges and heavy movable structures throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our experience encompasses all vintages of movable bridges. We are knowledgeable of mechanical and electrical systems from the early 20th century including open machinery and complex linkage systems, wound rotor motors, relay logic and drum controllers as well as state of the art mechanical and electrical installations that incorporate hydraulic drives of all types, enclosed machinery, PLC's and drives including VFD's to control motor torque and speed. In addition we can provide advanced monitoring systems complete with remote diagnostic capabilities for both existing and new installations.
Our engineering services include:
Mechanical and electrical inspections of all types
Preparation of Plans Specifications and Cost Estimates (PS&E) for new and rehabilitated mechanical and electrical systems for heavy movable structures
Strain gage testing to verify operating loads and balance heavy movable structures
Machinery installation procedures
Electrical testing to determine the suitability of motor ratings, electrical load characteristics of the operating system and insulation resistance testing of motor windings and cable and conductor insulation
Construction assistance including start up testing and commissioning
SBE is a leader in providing value-added engineering services. Our emphasis is on finding practical solutions to real problems while maintaining the integrity and safety of all equipment in our charge. We are committed to establishing a lasting relationship with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through the innovative and professional quality of our work. SBE delivers projects on budget and on time. As an industry leader, we take great pride in our accomplishments and build on them every day.