John and Peter Richards.

A bespoke design and construction service for all your electronic and mechanical needs. With each partner having over 25 years experience in their relevant field we have built up vast expertise designing and building specialist equipment for scientific research. We can provide a complete service for all your scientific and research needs, from the design of one off parts to complete systems. Also available on a consultancy basis, we can help find a solution to your problem. Based at Wrest Park, Silsoe, home of the old Silsoe Research Institute.

Our services include:

  • Electronic Design;
  • Mechanical Design using 2D or 3D CAD;
  • Solid Modelling;
  • Software Writing;
  • Bespoke Instrument Design;
  • Control Systems;
  • Data Collection Systems;
  • Instrumentation Consultancy;
  • Prototype Construction (Mechanical and Electronic);
  • Ad hoc workshop facilities available.

Examples - Electronics projects Electronics/Software: Many years experience in writing specialist software for control and data logging systems. Electronic design using analogue and digital techniques from component to system level. Hardware and software of embedded PCs and microcontrollers for all sorts of mobile applications. Specification and design of instrumentation and control systems. Experience of biosensor technology and micro fluidics, instrumentation and control for environmental monitoring, non invasive monitoring of animals, instrumentation and control of agricultural vehicles, automated crop monitoring systems.

Examples - Mechanical projects Mechanical Design and Construction: Wide experience of designing & building equipment for scientific research from large building and vehicle test rigs down to micro chambers for cell research. Designs using Solid Modelling CAD software to enable projects to be envisaged for customer approval before construction begins. A lot of specialist skills have been built up in the biosensor area designing various rigs and flow cells. A huge array of machining and fabrication skills are available to back up the design side.

For further information please visit the Solutions for Research web site, or contact us using the form below:

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