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the company designs and
builds prototypes that it
further researches and
develops in its lab.
totypes that it further researches and
develops in its lab. The company then
tests the equipment in the field at a
beta site - a customer location where
Universal Dynamics installs and monitors its performance in real situations. "It's one thing to do a process
in a lab, but in response to actual machine conditions is where you really
find out whether the equipment will
be viable," Goldfarb explains.
rate, but turned on to match the
range of the application," Goldfarb
explains. "For example, if you have
something that's designed for 200
pounds an hour and are only running
100 pounds an hour, we can sense
that lack of load and adjust the energy and utilities accordingly."
Universal Dynamics designs its
equipment to address its customers'
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pain points. "What is it that prevents
them from having reliable, flexible
and uptime-sensitive equipment?"
Goldfarb explains. "What gets in the
way of that? We pick up on that and
design our equipment to overcome
Because Universal Dynamics specializes in custom-built equipment,
the company designs and builds pro-
Universal Dynamics is building a
new 90,000-square-foot facility in
Fredericksburg that will become the
company's new headquarters. Dec.
1 is the expected occupancy date,
Goldfarb notes. "The new facility is
designed to give us more space but
also a defined, uniform space versus
the organically grown multi-building
operation we have now," Goldfarb
says. "We will have a single factory
floor developed for lean manufacturing standards."
Five years ago, Universal Dynamics