Engineering Solutions

Today’s competitive business climate demands rapid, innovative engineering solutions to complex problems that are often associated with extreme operating environments. Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. (MiTi) offers products and assistance in a wide range of engineering disciplines including:

  • Component & System Product Development
  • Oil-Free Systems
  • Advanced Bearings, Seals and Dampers
  • Rotating and Structural Machinery Dynamics Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • Custom/Prototype Design & Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Specialty Test Equipment
  • Nano Particle Technology
  • Research and Development in Lubrication, Friction and Wear (Tribology)

Developing solutions to the complex problems that must be met by today’s machinery systems requires knowledge of sophisticated component technologies and the ability to integrate them into successful systems. ┬áMiTi is organized to carry out such projects, with expertise and demonstrated successes in the following areas:

  • Motor Driven Compressors
  • Rotating Machinery Systems
  • Air Separation Systems
  • System Simulation (Experimental and Theoretical)
  • Component Research and Development
  • Compliant and Hydrodynamic Bearings
  • Bearings capable of over 1200oF Operation
  • Active Magnetic Bearings and Dampers
  • Hybridization of Advanced Bearings (Foil/Magnetic)
  • Active Isolation Mounts
  • Specialized Test Rigs
  • Friction, Wear and Lubrication
  • Solid, Ceramic and Powder Lubrication
  • System Integration and Product Development
  • Turboexpanders
  • Turbochargers
  • Design Audits and Consulting Services
  • Bearings, Seals and Lubrication Systems
  • Rotor-Bearing System Dynamics
  • Thermal and Stress Analysis
  • FEA Model of Rolling Element Bearing Guided Cantilever Mount

THE LAWS OF PHYSICS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED!

The laws of physics play a major role in the successful future of our company. As rotating machinery is made ever smaller and more compact, the speeds at which these machines must rotate to perform the same job increases dramatically. These speeds are now approaching the physical limits of conventional oil lubricated rolling element bearings, resulting in shorter bearing life and serious degradation in system reliability. It is at this threshold in speed that MiTi’s oil-free, hydrodynamic, compliant foil bearings begin to shine! The unique, patented design of our oil-free bearings allows the rotating shaft to be supported on a thin film of AIR. This design performs perfectly, even when supporting loads in excess of 900 pounds. And since the shaft is in contact with nothing but air, life limiting wear and fatigue are eliminated, allowing operation at speeds well above the speed capabilities of any ball bearing currently available. MiTi has demonstrated operation of our bearings at over 200,000 rpm and will soon demonstrate the capability of running at 500,000 rpm!

Key attributes of our unique bearings include:

  • Oil-Free Operation
  • Very High Temperature Operation
  • High Reliability
  • Low Maintenance
  • Excellent Long Term Storability
  • Clean, Non-contaminating Operation
  • Sophisticated Vibration and Noise Control
  • Unequaled Performance
  • Precision Rotor System Dynamics
  • Energy Efficient Performance
  • Ultra High-Speed