NOVO Engineering provides comprehensive mechanical and electronic hardware design services. Our staff of over 60 electro-mechanical development engineers use their knowledge of physics, engineering, and materials technology to create designs for new products and automated equipment. Our design engineers have honed their skills on medical devices connected to the cloud, high-performance inkjet and 3D printing systems, biomedical consumables, and custom automation. Working closely with user-experience design partners, we seek to balance the dual requirements of function and usability.

Design, Analysis, and Simulation for Products and Machines

Providing comprehensive mechanical hardware design services for product development applications requires a staff with expertise in enclosure design, mechanism design, control systems, materials selection, manufacturing engineering, fluidics, and optical systems, to name a few. An experience-driven approach that utilizes a combination of analysis, simulation, prototyping, and testing is applied by our team. Their efforts are facilitated by NOVO’s extensive inventory of hardware and software tools, which include on-site machine shops, 3D printers, and environmental test facilities.

Analog and Digital Electronics Design

We design custom electronics hardware to meet specific application requirements. Hardware may be fully analog or designed around microprocessors or microcontrollers, often working in tandem with an FPGA. Industrial applications are designed around OTS, DIN-rail-mount components communicating via industry-standard bus architectures. Our electrical engineering team routinely incorporates analog and digital sensor inputs, multiple touch-enabled display technologies, and control outputs for actuators, motion control, and temperature control into designs.

NOVO uses Altium Designer as its primary in-house ECAD tool, though the team is experienced with many other industry standard tools from vendors such as Cadence (ORCAD) and Mentor Graphics.

 

Mechanical Engineering Capabilities

  • System architecture and design
  • Engineering and marketing prototypes
  • Production design: low, medium, and high volume; manual or automated assembly
  • Material selection
  • Stress, flow, and thermal FEA simulation
  • Machine and mechanism design
  • Tooling program management
  • Microfluidics, hydraulics, pneumatics
  • Electronics packaging
  • Handheld instruments
  • Device controllers
  • Process development
  • Custom connectors/cables

Electrical Engineering Capabilities

  • Digital and analog design
  • Wireless interfaces: WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth, BLE
  • Wired interfaces: ethernet, CAN, USB
  • LED drivers and control
  • Biosignal measurement (ECG, etc.)
  • Power supply selection and design
  • Optical isolation
  • Compliance with CE, UL, FCC, SEMI, and IEC 60601
  • Radiated emissions and susceptibility testing support
  • In-house PCB layout
  • Conventional, pure flex, and rigid-flex PCBs
  • High-flex life cables
  • Encapsulation/coatings for IPX compliance
  • DIN-rail mounted industrial electronics in NEMA enclosures
  • Ethercat networks
  • PLCs, touch-panel HMIs
  • Safety circuits, interlocks, e-stops
  • Machine guarding
  • Access control