WHO ARE WE?
In a world that is gaining velocity and is more demanding, do you have the vision? Ideas are the currency of the 21st century... even one new concept applied in an organization can change everything for the better!
Nelson And Associates is a thought leader that specializes in helping leaders see the world in new ways. NA has used innovation, velocity, and future vision to build his company, and to advise clients.
We work with clients to identify areas of improvement with how they are using technology as a tool. To do this, NA not only relies on years of experience, but also on a network of associates and contacts in the industry globally. NA, by working in a number of industries has been able to help clients by implementation of technologies from one industry to another.
With over 35 years of working in leading edge technologies, see what NA can do to help you.
"What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One House Concept Through Production
Commercial Vehicle Products
Media Production And Visualization
Design And Development
Nelson And Associates offers a wide range of electrical engineering product design and development capabilities. We can satisfy your design needs with decades of experience in analog and digital circuit design. Nelson And Associates electrical engineering specialties include microcontroller/DSP-based design, , RF/wireless design, and much more. Utilizing state of the art technologies, we can efficiently bring your product from concept to realization.
Nelson And Associates electrical engineering and circuit design experiences have worked on a variety of products. Consumer electronics, medical devices, computer peripherals, transportation and communications products are just a few of the product categories in which we have extensive analog and digital electrical circuit design experience.
Nelson And Assciates has an extensive set of tools for electrical circuit design, simulation, and testing. We have the right combination of talent and state of the art equipment which allows Nelson And Associates to deliver you a design optimized for functionality and manufacturability.
Current products are being manufactured for the Commercial Vehicle market. With over 15 years and over 200,000 installations these products have shown both performance and reliability.
Innovation has always been the key to our development for the Commercial Vehicles. We have set the technological standard for this industry.
For further information please contact us to review your needs with our offerings
Nelson And Associates expertise in Printed Circuit Board Assembly spans more than three decades. From low-volume and high-mix to advance high-volume manufacturing, Manufacturing expertise is a NA core competency. NA is both ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16249 compliant.
As with all NA processes, PCB assembly services begin and end with customer satisfaction. Maximizing yields and minimizing defects are ongoing efforts in striving for the ultimate goal: providing customers with quality product and on-time delivery.
Employing state-of-the-art equipment maximizing automation, speed, accuracy, flexibility, and easy setup. NA constantly evaluates the latest machine technology to add value to our overall manufacturing process.
Throughout the manufacturing process, from bare board through reflow to final inspection we employ simple fundamentals and quality that allow NA to provide customers with agile, flexible and low-cost manufacturing solutions.
Nelson And Associates is a creative-services provider that producing media content for individuals and corporations. The company utilizes the latest audio/video technology to produce cost-efficient promotional, instructional, and original media content.
Nelson And Associates services are targeted to several markets, including television stations,
corporations, advertising agencies, and individuals. We initially started our business by providing media content to producing product-related instructional media for manufacturers. By producing quality media to our clients’ specifications and support for broadcasting their message, we are positioning ourselves to take over market share from our competitors and increase our profits.
Production capabilities for small to medium volumes in house. High volumes through use of associated companies.
Our production will always follow ISO standards to maintain the highest quality and consistency.
Products Proudly Manufactured In The USA
Hardware And Software Design
Product engineering is the process of designing and developing a device, assembly, or system such that it be produced through some production manufacturing process. Product engineering usually entails activities dealing with issues of cost, producibility, quality, performance, reliability, serviceability and user features.
These product characteristics are generally all sought in the attempt to make the resulting product attractive to its intended market. It includes design, development and transitioning to manufacturing of the product. Nelson And Associates encompasses developing the concept of the product and the design and development of its mechanical, electronics and software components.
After the initial design and development is done, transitioning the product to manufacture it in volumes is considered part of product engineering.
Nelson And Associates has worked with customers on individual steps or taking the product from concept to production. Let us take your ideas and bring them to fruition.
Architectural Development And Requirements Capture
40 Years Of Wireless Design Experience
Model Based Design
Development Of Interconnected Sensor Networks
Software Design And Development
Modeling And Simulation
Statistical Data Mining
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GREAT TECHNOLOGY LIVES IN DETAILS
Hardware and software design
Product design from concept to production
Diesel engine control module design
Continued wireless design for over 35 years
Full range of modeling capabilities
Realistic model rendering
Application development capability
Developed major components in the auto industry
Work with major OEM's and fleets
Simulations and modeling for software development
Rigorous standards for product development
Implemented technologies for manufacturing
Numerous methods of modeling and simulation
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Trailer ABS System
With over 200,000 units in the field, a newly redesigned ABS system is being brought out.
Currently there are four different technologies of ABS systems. One is a separate air control unit and relay valve using the conventional tone wheel end used by all suppliers. The second is the separate air control unit and relay valve but using an in-axle wheel speed determination system. This approach has many benefits to the installation, usage, and making available many more useful features. Also are the same configuration above but only with an integrated relay valve as shown on the above right.
Two and four sensor configurations along with one or two axle control are available. Let's talk about your requirements and volumes and we can come up with the right product for your needs.
Many advances in technology have been made over the past few years and the next generation ABS systems are in works. These advances will make the systems more responsive while greatly reducing the costs associated with the systems.
There are a number of systems that were worked on over the last decade. These have been developed either for a particular customer or OEM. These are here to offer you some ideas or capabilities of how we can assist you in your needs. With the development of NA rapid to market module, most new features can be put into the field much more rapidly due to the hardware qualification has been completed already.
For your needs we can put together a plan that is quick to market and cost effective.
Tire inflation and deflation systems have been gaining popularity over the past decade due to the ability to save money on tire wear. I have collaborated in developed direction to make the systems more dynamic and dramatically reduce the cost of these systems. To develop the greatest cost reductions resulted in integrating or piggy backing them with other systems in the vehicle, ability to bring power out to the wheel ends and develop products in a manner that are more cost efficient and easier to deploy.
With the advent to newer communication methods abilities to dynamically set inflation points based on load and quicker information interactions with the user either the local driver or fleet to react faster to situations.
Integrating with the other systems also allows for more information that can be used in braking, maintenance, and safety ( such as stability systems).
Communication, both locally and to more forward locations, has been evaluated to allow the users to identify not only location ( both travel and in lot ), but upcoming maintenance and security programs.
The predominate method is CAN and PLC4Truck, but innovation and more conforming to upcoming infrastructure is in the form of WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee has been studied, developed and implemented. Apps have been designed to more easily integrate with smart appliances that are commercially available on the market. The infrastructure can already accommodate the information exchange to vehicle to vehicle communication, vehicle to dock communication, and the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative.
Ability to check tires, brakes, lights, axle locking pin, air leakage, door status, weight, weight distribution, gas level ( if equipped), refrigeration (if equipped) and report to a smartphone wirelessly status
Wheel End Sensing
Methods to automatically measure stroke and lining wear of the brake system along with tire wear and inflation status.
Sensing is also available for bearing condition, issues that might cause wheel end heating.
All conditions can then be reported to both the driver and call ahead to the fleet management.
Semi Trailer Lighting Cost Reduction
One of the cost and weight reduction systems was to take redesign the lighting system. Not only will the system be based on lower load lighting, the entire system can be run with reduced cable conductor content. The new system also enables newer technologies to allow for diagnostics that can let the driver know immediately of a lighting issue, switch lighting functions for a short period of time for safety (i.e., switch the brake light to also handle turn signal functions), and self diagnose for automated pretrip inspection functionality.
With technology that has just come to the market and utilized in higher volume industries (automotive) can be realized not only for the feature, but be very cost effective in this market.
Security systems have been developed that included single trailers to a full compliment of containers on a lot or ship.
These systems can not only protect single containers from intrusion and theft, The structure of the design can encapsulate the whole ship or lot of trailers.
Systems have been developed that can alert when a door is opened, moved (or fallen off) from a security umbrella, or are required to an interaction to activate or deactivate a lock wirelessly. The systems are integrated with either the trailers or tractors communication system and can also be logged on an onboard recording system.
Safety System Development
Rollover detection, radar, vision, and intelligent highway integration are some of the higher end technologies that have been coming to this market, but there are also many more that can not only make for safer travel, but can assist the driver in do part of his functions in a easier way.
One simple example of this is to detect axle pin position, but control the pin from the cab. Once the pin has been able to me set or pulled, there are methods the adjust axle position at the same time so the driver wouldnt have to leave the cab at all during this job.
Custom Cable Manufacture
During the past few decades Nelson And Associates have developed the resources to develop and manufacture custom cables for a wide variety of projects. These projects have typically been for ourselves due to the nature of this business.
We are now going to make this available to our customers. We have reviewed and found that we can typically offer our customers substantial cost saving and reductions for their needs.
Let us know your cable needs and we be more than happy to put together a program for you.
Rapid Deployment Module
Every customer has a point where they are looking for a unique product to assist in their business. Nelson And Associates has developed a module that has been qualified along with software module library to quickly bring our customers unique requirement design that might be required. Since the componentry has been developed these designs for our customers are not only quick, but very cost effective since design amortization has mostly taken care of.
Most of the features outlined here were constructed on top of the rapid deployment module. It should be noted that this module can either be stand alone, or integrated into the ABS system for a more cost effective approach since all trailers must have this system on board.
Lets have a discussion on your visions and see if we can put them into the market for you.
Remote Data Exchange
WIth all the items we have in our design tool box, we can instrument a vehicle for various data points, and be able to communicate this information to either the home fleet office or regulatory exchange.
Concepts such as letting fleets know when an asset come within a yard that it has or needs a repair or maintenance. The system can also go as far as when the asset is approaching inform ahead and have the asset scheduled along with all parts required.
There has been more discussions with remote information exchange and Nelson And Associates, with our decades of experience, assist in putting this type of program together for you.
Media And Web Production
We provide a full-range of media-related services including pre-production consulting, production, post-production editing, and media placement.
This expertise is an offshoot of our word on product development and personal interests to bring a unique perspective to this offering. We can work on many different aspects from 3d visualization to product training material.
To view an example web site and typical workflow, click here
Web And Flash Development
Virtual Landscapes Utilizing Bryce
Creative And Abstract Interpretations
3D Model Development
Score And Audio Composition
Indiana War Memorial
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To facilitate more expedite services to your organization we offer Gotomeeting for more constant and immediate contact during discussions and project reviews.
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