Case study 3

The Challenge

A client’s press has been having a vibration problem for the last 5 years, which has resulted to replacement of encoders twice every year. OCE was called upon to investigate the root cause.

The Methodology

Modal and stress analysis were carried out to identify:

  • Design errors
  • Excessive vibrations overstressing the encoders
  • Deformation patterns of the plate structure
  • The root cause of the underperformance
  • Increased safety risks

The Outcome

After implementing all the corrective actions recommended, there was the following outcomes:

  • Re-designed and optimised encoders
  • Vibration was brought to an acceptable level
  • Increased the encoders reliability
  • Increased revenue by 12%
  • Decreased safety risks


  • Increased revenue by 12% 12% 12%
  • Increased reliability of asset to 98% 98% 98%