Delivering Liquid/Solids Separation Equipment Faster with SOLIDWORKS


Hutchison Hayes Separation Inc.

The Company 

When it comes to separating solids from liquids—whether in oil fields, petrochemical plants, meat-processing facilities, or in the production of vegetable oil, marine fuels, and biodiesel— centrifuges, decanters, and separators from Hutchison Hayes Separation Inc., often play an important role. The Houston, Texas-based company pioneered the development of liquid/ solids separation technology for the oil-well drilling industry back in 1928. Today, Hutchison Hayes continues to be a major supplier to oil and gas services companies, like Halliburton and Baker Hughes, but has expanded into other markets that use separation equipment.

The Challenge 

Shorten delivery times and improve manufacturing of liquid/solids separation products to support growth through expansion of its product line.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS Premium design and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional analysis software to streamline development and manufacturing.

The Result

  • Cut lead-times by 50 percent
  • Streamlined sales process
  • Improved manufacturability
  • Supported 20 percent annual growth rate

"With SOLIDWORKS, we can quickly iterate on our basic concepts to expand our product line, such as making a bigger decanter from an existing design. In short, SolidWorks makes the development process more efficient."

David Moore
CAD/CAM Engineer