Unique In-House Capabilities Distinguish Leading RF Shielding Manufacturer
CEDAR PARK, Texas, November 14, 2014 - ETS-Lindgren announced the immediate availability of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for its significant projects involving the design and installation of a large RF shielded enclosure or anechoic chamber. Provided as an added customer service, BIM is a process that enables better insight and predictability of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility - before it is built. It includes the generation of 3D digital representations of the structure’s architecture as well as the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) so customers can see how the RF shielded enclosure or anechoic chamber will interface with their parent building. BIM becomes a resource of shared knowledge, facilitating collaboration between customers, architects and general contractors. Projects using BIM result in lower expense and risk through reduced construction delays, rework, and/or onsite problems.
“BIM has been a great asset for our customers as they can visualize the completed project before it begins,” said Juan Alvarez, Director of Project Engineering and BIM Technologies with ETS-Lindgren. “We understand that the large RF shielded enclosures and anechoic chambers we provide for the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test and measurement communities are a considerable investment for our customers. By providing BIM, our customers now have a better understanding of the entire project and how to address any potential problems upfront, during the design phase. The feedback from customers has been very rewarding to our engineering team!”
ETS-Lindgren is the only RF shielded enclosure and anechoic chamber manufacturer currently using BIM. All proprietary shielding models and families are created by an in-house ETS-Lindgren Autodesk Certified Professional design team, supervised by a Director of Project Engineering and BIM Technologies.
All BIM files are provided in a 3D solid object format; no wire frame objects are used in any of the families. The chamber is modeled to overall final dimensions. Design software is compatible for direct importation into Navisworks, or customers can elect to receive the native files with an .nwc file extension. All elevations of shielding objects are true and accurate per plans and specs; all MEP connections and penetrations into the chamber are modeled to size in their required locations.
To learn more about BIM and how it can ensure the success of your next large project, view an educational video. You can meet Mr. Alvarez in the video and learn first-hand about the benefits of BIM. Mr. Alvarez is also available to help customers develop or advance their BIM scope as it relates to the shielding construction. ETS-Lindgren offers BIM services as part of a design and/or cost estimating contract for customers considering the installation of a large RF shielded enclosure or anechoic chamber. For more information on ETS-Lindgren BIM solutions, visit http://www.ets-lindgren.com/ or call +1 512.531.6400.
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.