Engineering & Design Services
From our origins in the design and integration of military recovery equipment, mechanical and electro-hydraulic engineering design has been at the heart of EKA's business. Culminating in the integration of modern digital CAN-Bus control systems, EKA independently pursues the development of next generation recovery, load handling and winching equipment.
Our engineers apply a methodical series of steps to design and creating functional products and processes. In applying this methodology, the EKA design team can create CAD models, solve engineering problems and deliver cost effective solutions to meet most platform-based equipment requirements.
Supportability and ILS
While our Engineering & Design services are the core of EKA's operations, the longevity and long term success of our equipment increasingly rely on a robust Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) plan and cost effective In-Service Supportability offering. We ensure that from cradle to grave the performance of our products can endure extreme environmental use and, are easy to maintain when in operational use.
This ‘throughlife’ Supportability approach is achieved by design and analytic review that consider equipment reliability and maintainability through such techniques as Logistic Support Analysis techniques, Reliability-Centred Maintenance, Safety, Human Factors Engineering and effective through-life cost of ownership planning.
Procurement & Spares Supply
Supporting three generations on recovery vehicle, TR2000 main recovery winch in CRARRV, and the MLRS RRV, across continents and during operational deployments has allowed EKA to build a strong spares support operation designed to deliver availability and the all-important, customer value for money.
Holding stock where required, or managing on-demand supply chains, EKA provides a scalable spares provisioning and supply service to meet the requirements of the end user.
Configuration & Obsolescence Management
EKA systems and equipment are designed to operate and deliver capability over the long-term. Over the years, and indeed decades, configuration management becomes increasingly important and issues of obsolescence cannot be avoided. We proactively manage configuration and obsolescence seeking as necessary alternative solutions that provide fit, form and function equivalence whenever possible, or minimise upgrade costs when not.
To support our proactive approach EKA continuously build and develop a network of complimentary manufacturers and suppliers to ensure the optimum solutions are available to manage obsolescence and technological developments.
Case Study: Supporting MLRS RRV
The Multi Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is a cornerstone of British and NATO artillery systems. UK recovery philosophy requires repair and recovery variants of vehicles where other recovery assets cannot provide combined recovery and mobility capability to match the principal variant. Accordingly, the MLRS fleet includes the MLRS Repair and Recovery Vehicle, the MLRS RRV.
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