Dover Precision Components opens lab

By Keefe Borden07 October 2022

The lab was built to centralize the company’s test rigs and bring together the research and product development teams. (Photo: Dover Precision Components.)

Dover Precision Components, which makes components for rotating and reciprocating machinery, has officially opened its Innovation Lab. Since the construction of the nearly 12,000-square-foot building was completed in 2020, the lab team has focused on the installation and commissioning of key test rigs for its fluid film bearings and compression products.

The Innovation Lab has four independent test bays to allow work on multiple rigs at once with dedicated control rooms to monitor and collect test data and help ensure the safe operation of the equipment.

The lab was built to centralize the company’s test rigs and bring together the research and product development teams. These teams are focused on developing innovative new products and technologies to support a greener future, including the upcoming installation of a hydrogen testing facility for performance materials that are key to enabling the transition to hydrogen.

“Dover Precision Components continues to make significant investments in product development and material science which have allowed us to accelerate the speed at which technologies are made available to our customers,” said Michael Corrie, Vice President, Advanced Sealing and Compression at Dover Precision Components.

Added Chris Johnson, Vice President, Engineered Bearings, “As the world transitions toward clean energy to reduce carbon emissions, we are positioned to provide solutions that address these challenging application needs.”

Waukesha Bearings and Cook Compression use component- and system-level test rigs to validate designs and analytical methods, evaluate performance and reliability, prove solutions under real machine conditions, and develop next-generation technologies.

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