Design Process

Our Design Process:

The first thing a customer must decide is what type of tank you need.

     The Most Common Types we manufacture are:
  • Hydraulic Upright Tank Reservoir 
  • Hydraulic Sidemount/Box Style Tank Reservoir
  • Hydraulic 24” Diameter Saddlemount Tank Reservoir
  • Transfer Upright, Deckmount, or L-Style Tank 
  • Reefer 22” or 24” Diameter Tank 


Then the customer needs to send in a marked-up drawing of the proposed tank with detailed dimensions and labels for porting and other features.

Our engineering staff will then assign a model number to the proposed tank assembly.

The propose tank assembly is separated into two sections, manufacturing/fabrication section and post “leak-tested” section.

This is done to help identify the manufacturing process against all secondary procedures such as powder-coating, adding accessories, and packaging.

Both section of the tank assembly is modeled up in Autodesk: Inventor with all individual parts named, numbered and identified.

The model is priced, a cost is determined based on the bill of materials and an estimated shop time to produce.

Once price is identified, the design and price quote are submitted to the customer.

If the customer submits any changes, depending on how radical the change, the process may start completely over, or may only need slightly modified.

Construction of tank will not begin until design has been approved and a purchase order has been received.

Machine Programing is completed/encoded when the model is ordered.  

When customer submits Purchase Order, this is when lead time is determined. 

Lead time is based on many factors, the quantity ordered, the complexity of the model, the ability to use the robot welder, special order parts, etc. 


Our Design Software: 

AutoDesk: Product Design & Manufacturing Collection
  which includes:
  • Inventor: profession-grade mechanical design and 3D CAD software for product development and product simulation.
  • AutoCad: software for 2D and 3D CAD with various specialized toolset and apps. 

Merry Mechanization SMP/IS Sheet Metal Programing Software 


American Mobile Power is constantly striving for modernization and better process flow. We continually add new/better equipment to increase output and improve quality. We are actively developing new solutions to improve our team and to satisfy our customer's needs, this allows us to stay competitive and adds value to our team and customers.