Rico Engineering Capabilities

RICO engineers utilize the very best tools, techniques and training to deliver exactly what you need: safety, reliability and high performance.

Codes and Standards

Numerous codes and standards govern safety requirements for industrial trucks and material handling equipment. RICO engineers believe knowledge of these standards is essential to building the safest and most reliable equipment. That’s why every RICO engineer, designer and quality assurance technician is thoroughly trained in and intimately familiar with these standards.

We even voluntarily conform to non-government mandated standards when we believe this will produce a safer product for our customers.

Mechanical Design & Solid Modeling

RICO engineering uses the most advanced tools available to rapidly develop solutions for our customers. We leverage 3D solid modeling, motion simulation and other design validation software to create functional designs capable of being manufactured.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Simulation

Our team uses powerful structural simulation tools to solve complex design challenges and optimize existing designs. We have the capabilities to quickly analyze static structural loading, linear stress, dynamic loading, vibration, frequency, thermal and fatigue.

First Article Inspection

RICO can facilitate first article inspection at our facilities to meet customer requirements. We can quickly produce in-depth First Article Inspection Reports (FAIR) via Inspection XPERT® software. If any portion(s) of inspection is outside our on-site capabilities, we can arrange for testing to be conducted by a third party.

Drafting, Dimensioning, and Tolerancing

A flawless design is useless unless the parameters and requirements can be clearly delineated to manufacturing. That’s why RICO takes the utmost pride in the quality of our engineering drawings.

All our mechanical engineers, designers and drafters are trained and highly competent in the ASME Y14 series of standards. We use the language of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT) to precisely communicate our design intent. We also have engineers familiar with ISO standards enabling us to work with an international market.

Photorealistic Rendering

RICO utilizes Photoview 360® to produce photorealistic renderings. This enables us to generate high quality, life-like images to use in proposals or presentations to customers who may not be familiar with reading 2D mechanical drawings.

Technical Publications

We employ SolidWorks® Composer to create high quality assembly instructions, product manuals, installation instructions, and maintenance and repair guides.

Software and Tools

  • SolidWorks® Professional
  • AutoCAD®
  • AutoCAD® Mechanical
  • SolidWorks® Composer
  • SolidWorks® Simulation
  • Photoview 360®
  • Inspection XPERT®
  • SolidWorks® Sustainability
  • DraftSight®
  • DimXpert
  • TolAnalyst
  • Mastercam® subtle