Engineering R&D Services

Design and Develop Bespoke Products that Transcend Expectations with Utthunga’s Engineering R&D Services

Turn concepts/ideas into exceptional products that redefine industries and captivate users using our end-to-end engineering R&D services.

With a passion for problem-solving, we harness cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to engineer robust, future-proof products that propel your business ahead of the curve. From product ideation and prototyping to full-scale development, quality assurance, optimization, and maintenance, we diligently guide your project through every phase, ensuring seamless integration and flawless result.

Whether you seek to improve existing systems or develop revolutionary breakthroughs, our commitment to excellence ensures that your vision becomes a tangible reality. Embrace the future of industrial automation with us and unlock the door to limitless possibilities.

1000+

Multi-disciplinary Engineering Team

16+

Years of Focused Industrial Experience

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Trusted by Top 10 Industrial Automation OEMs

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Satisfied Customers

600+

Programs Successfully Delivered

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CoEs Setup for Industrial Innovation

Utthunga: Driving Innovation to Align to the Architecture of Tomorrow

A Reliable Partner for Your Every Engineering R&D or Industrial Automation Needs

From consultancy and advisory to new product development to product maintenance and lifecycle management, our end-to-end engineering R&D service have you covered.

Offerings:

  • Enterprise and Cloud Engineering Services
  • OT Software Engineering Services
  • Testing & Automation Services

Specialization:

  • Application Modernization & Rationalization
  • AI/ML & Industrial Data Ops
  • Industrial Cloud Adoption
  • OT Applications Suite
  • Edge & Connectivity Applications
  • Cybersecurity Engineering
  • DevSecOps & QAOps

Offerings:

  • New Product Development Services
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Design-Led Manufacturing Services

Specialization:

  • Hardware & Firmware Development
  • Smart Instrumentation
  • NextGen Technology Adoption
  • Industrial Connectivity & Protocols
  • Sustenance & VAVE Engineering
  • Compliance & Certification
  • Manufacturing Services

Offerings:

  •  Product Design Services
  • Engineering Analysis Services
  • Testing & Verification Services

Specialization:

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • 2D & 3D Modeling & Rendering
  • Detailed Engineering Design
  • FEA & CFD Modelling
  • DFMEA Testing & Verification
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • End-to-end Application Testing
  • Test Automation
  • Integration Testing
  • Functional and Non-Functional Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • API Testing
  • Device Testing
  • Operational Testing
  • Protocol Testing
  • Regression Testing
  • SRE Services
  • Value-Added Value Engineering
  • Re-Engineering
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Sustenance Management
  • Technical Support (After-Sales)
  • End of Life Services
  • Performance Monitoring and Optimization
  • Security Updates and Patch Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT)
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Security Architecture Design and Review
  • Security Code Review
  • Security Incident Response and Management
  • Threat Intelligence and Monitoring
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Security Compliance and Governance
  • Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Integration
  • Continuous Monitoring and Threat Intelligence
  • Endpoint Security

Sensor to Cloud Expertise

Leverage our industrial automation and engineering expertise to design, develop, optimize, and manage systems/applications across the Production, Sensing and Manipulating, Monitoring and Supervising, Manufacturing Operations Management, Business Planning and Logistics, and Cloud levels.

Sensors and Actuators

Sensor and Actuators
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Humidity
  • Gas
  • Flow
  • Level
  • Leakage
  • Vibration
  • Optical
  • Proximity
  • Motors
  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Safety Switches
  • Positioners
  • Drives
  • VFDs
  • Access Controls

Sensing and Manipulating

  • PLC, Safety PLC, DCS Controllers, RTUs, MTU, Batch Controllers
  • I/O Modules, Gateways, Bridge Devices, Device Integrator
  • Configurator Apps for DCS Systems
  • DCN Controller
Sensing and Manipulating
Monitoring & Supervising

Monitoring and Supervising

  • SCADA (Types-Monolithic, Distributed, IoT)
  •  HMI
  •  RTV
  • System Managers
  • System Asset Viewer
  • Configurator Apps for SCADA Systems
  • Monitoring Apps
  • Plant Monitoring Apps
  • Condition Monitoring Systems
  • Alarm Management Systems

Manufacturing Operations Management

  • Management Execution Systems (MES)
  • Historian
  • Advanced Process Control (APC)
  • Quality Monitoring Systems (QMS)
  • Plant Monitoring Systems & Applications
  • Privileged Access Management System (PAMS)
  • Product Information Management System (PIMS)
Manufacturing Operations Management
Business Planning logistics

Business Planning and Logistics

  • ERP/CRM/PLM
  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
  • EAM (Enterprise Asset Management)

Cloud

  • Cloud Platform Setup
  • Cloud Migration & Transformation
  • Business Intelligence & Data Analytics
  • MNOC & NMS Services
  • Cloud Security
  • Private-cloud, Hybrid-cloud, and Multi-cloud
Cloud

Our End-to-end Engineering R&D Process

The Resource Pool

Speed Up Industrial Automation Using Utthunga’s Suite of Plug-and-play Accelerators

We offer a range of development accelerators that enable you to seamlessly build products and applications as per your custom requirements. These accelerators, built over the years are time and field-tested. In fact, it may not be an understatement to say that these accelerators are the single biggest reason why we are able to provide quality engineering R&D services.

Protocol Stacks

The various protocol stacks provided by Utthunga enable robust connectivity solutions between systems and devices in the field layer and enterprise layer.

uOPC Server/Cient

Our OPC UA client and server stacks can be readily used to develop OPC UA based products (native or integrate with other existing applications)

uConnect

This flexible edge node/gateway middleware captures and integrates data from various field assets and delivers it to the cloud efficiently.

uSimulate

It is a framework for developing applications for simulation of communication protocols, field devices/control systems, process flow, and network traffic. This framework expedites the development of simulators with a set of pluggable software modules like protocol handler, simulation engine, device model, etc.

IIoT Accelerator – SE Suite

An accelerator with all the bells and whistles to build a modern IIoT platform for acquiring, storing, visualizing, and analyzing data from heterogeneous systems. With security built ground up, custom applications for various use cases have been built and delivered to customers (OEMs and end industries) worldwide.

uDTM SDK

A mature and robust DTM development SDK to quickly build DTMs even with limited knowledge on the FDT/DTM standard. It makes DTM development and certification easy and considerably fast because of the certifiable DTM components.

DPI (Device Programming Interface) Framework

It is a rapid application development framework that can be used to build simple to complex enterprise applications in quick time. Perfected over the years the DPI framework is the genesis of several products in the market that our OEM customers have released over the last decade. The DPI framework consists of neatly defined technology stacks for various functional roles like data acquisition, visualization, audit, configuration, security, 3rd party integration modules, etc.

Key Partnerships

Industry Consortium & Forum

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Cloud Partners

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Manufacturing Partners

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Our Approach to Provide Solutions Beyond Expectations

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Discovery Led Approach: Our journey begins with exploration, uncovering hidden potentials and opportunities through relentless curiosity and research-driven innovation.

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Relationship Beyond Contract: We believe in forging partnerships built on trust, collaboration, and mutual growth, where every interaction transcends mere transactions to create lasting value.

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Transparency in Customer Connects: Keeping open communication as our cornerstone, we ensure clients are not just informed, but actively engaged in every stage of the process.

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Product Mindset: We don’t just develop solutions; we cultivate products with a user-centric approach, focusing on functionality, usability, and scalability to drive sustained market impact.

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Product Engineering Best Practices: Leveraging industry-leading methodologies and cutting-edge tools, we adhere to the highest standards of quality and efficiency in product development, ensuring excellence in every deliverable.

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Reusable Product Accelerators/Frameworks: Leveraging pre-built accelerators and robust frameworks, we streamline development processes, accelerating time-to-market while maintaining uncompromising quality and reliability.

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Seamless Integration Between Delivery, Practices, and Technology: We seamlessly integrate delivery processes with best practices and cutting-edge technology, ensuring a harmonious synergy that maximizes efficiency and effectiveness.

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Agility Maturity Assessment: Embracing agility as a core principle, we conduct comprehensive assessments to gauge maturity levels, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and adaptive growth.

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Project/Process Governance: With a rigorous governance framework in place, we ensure adherence to project objectives and process guidelines, fostering accountability, transparency, and successful outcomes.

Proven Track Record

1. Complete Digitization and Automation of O&G Drilling Operations

By leveraging digital automation, real-time analytics, and proactive management, we empowered a leading oil & gas company to transform operations, achieve substantial cost savings, and enhance safety across the drilling facilities.

The Result:

  • Complete digitization and automation of drilling operations
  • Improved drilling efficiency using real-time data and predictive analytics
  • Approximately 300,000 bbl increase (25% improvement) in production
  • 30% reduction in field visits per month
  • 30% reduction in maintenance costs and 15% reduction in unplanned maintenance leading to approximately $200 million in annual savings in operational expenses
  • 30% reduction in machine downtime; 20% improvement in equipment uptime
  • 20-40% increase in life of machines
  • Increased safety

2. Migrating Legacy On-premise Applications to a Unified Cloud-based Solution

We helped a premier provider of safety & productivity solutions to overcome critical technological bottlenecks by migrating their legacy on-premise applications to a unified cloud-based solution.

The Results:

  • Achieved a 70% reduction in licensing costs through single-group licensing or consolidated agreements.
  • Enhanced data sharing efficiency by 60% through seamless integration and a unified cloud application.
  • Achieved a 70% improvement in scalability, enabling the company to adapt to changing business needs effectively.
  • Reduced maintenance overheads by 50% with centralized cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Enhanced security with Azure Services integration and robust API Gateway implementation.

Why Choose Utthunga as Your Engineering R&D or Industrial Automation Partner?

Technology

Sensor to cloud full-stack IT and OT technology expertise.

Domain

Multi-domain industry expertise — O&G, Discrete Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Metal and Minerals, Power, Cement, F&B, Chemical and more.

Product

Deep familiarity with the industrial product landscape of field instruments, controllers, and software.

Our Innovation Lab and Center of Excellence

FAQs

1. What are the benefits of outsourcing engineering R&D services?

The benefits of outsourcing engineering R&D services are many. This includes:

  • Cost Saving
  • Access to specialized expertise
  • Faster time-to-market
  • Scalability
  • Risk mitigation
  • Reduced infrastructure costs
  • 24X7 development cycle
  • Reduced management overheads
  • Economies of scale

However, it’s important to note that outsourcing engineering R&D services also entail significant challenges. Hence, you must opt for the right outsourced engineering R&D company that meets your requirements.

2. What are the traits/qualities to look for in an engineering R&D company?

The key qualities to look for in an engineering R&D company include:

  • Technical expertise
  • Domain expertise
  • Proven track record
  • Effective communication
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Quality focus
  • Scalability and adaptability
  • Client-centric mindset
  • Proven methodologies
  • Long-term partnerships
  • Security and confidentiality
  • Commitment to deadlines

Take time to thoroughly assess the qualities and capabilities of engineering R&D companies before finalizing one. You can opt to request a detailed proposal, conduct interviews, and even begin with a small pilot project to get a first-hand understanding of the capabilities of an engineering R&D company.

3. How to select the best engineering R&D services company in the US?

Here is the step-by-step guide to help you select the best engineering R&D services company in the US:

  • Clearly outline your project requirements, goals, and objectives.
  • Research online, ask for recommendations, and explore industry forums to identify and shortlist potential E R&D companies that align with your objective.
  • Review each E R&D company’s portfolio and case studies to assess their experience and expertise in handling complex projects.
  • Reach out to references and check online reviews & testimonials to gather insights from past clients.
  • Evaluate the technical skills and expertise of the E R&D company’s internal team.
  • Schedule meetings to evaluate the engineering R&D service provider’s willingness and responsiveness to understand your unique requirements.
  • Inquire about the E R&D company’s project management methodologies and processes. Look for a well-structured approach.
  • Inquire whether the E R&D company offers a robust testing process to ensure the final product meets the required quality standards.
  • Ensure that the E R&D company follow strict data security measures and complies with relevant regulations.
  • Request detailed proposals to compare the cost estimates while considering the value provided.
  • Assess whether the E R&D company’s work culture, values, and communication style align with your own company’s culture.
  • Make an informed decision based on the most critical factors for your project’s success.

4. What are the steps involved in engineering R&D?

Following are the steps involved in engineering R&D:

  • Idea generation and conceptualization
  • Market research and analysis
  • Feasibility assessment
  • Concept refinement and design brief
  • Sketching and initial prototyping
  • Detailed design and engineering
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Iterative design refinement
  • Design validation and simulation
  • Manufacturability assessment
  • Final design freeze
  • Tooling and production preparation
  • Mass production
  • Testing and quality assurance
  • Continuous monitoring and improvement

5. How can an engineering R&D company help you with Industry 4.0 transformation?

Here’s how an engineering R&D company can guide and facilitate Industry 4.0 transformation for your organization:

  • Technology Expertise:
  • An engineering R&D company can help your organization select and implement the right technology that will align with your Industry 4.0 transformation goals.

  • Digital Strategy Development:
  • The engineering R&D service provider can help you develop a digital strategy that outlines how to effectively adopt and implement Industry 4.0 technology.

  • Data Management and Analytical:
  • An engineering R&D service provider can design and implement data pipelines and analytics platforms that will help you derive valuable insights from Industry 4.0 technology and optimize your decision making.

  • IoT implementation:
  • You can easily design, develop, and deploy IoT-based solutions that are tailored to your needs with the help of an engineering R&D service provider.

  • Automation and Robotics
  • An engineering R&D company can help you design and integrate automated systems that are aligned with your manufacturing needs.

  • Machine Learning and AI
  • An engineering R&D company can help you optimize your operations by leveraging their AI and ML expertise. They can develop machine learning models and deploy AI-driven solutions.

  • Cybersecurity and Data privacy:
  • An engineering R&D service provider can implement robust cybersecurity measures to protect your systems, data, and intellectual properties.

  • Custom Software Development
  • An engineering R&D service provider can create bespoke industrial software that is tailored to your needs.

  • Continuous Improvement:
  • Reliable engineering R&D companies can optimize your processes, technologies, and systems based on market data and performance data.

  • Monitoring and reporting of performance:
  • An engineering R&D company can help you design dashboards and reporting tools to provide real-time insight into your business.

6. What are the common challenges that are hampering industrial automation?

Here are some of the common challenges that is obstructing industrial automation:

  • Complexity of integration
  • Legacy system compatibility
  • Customization requirements
  • Change management
  • Data security concerns
  • Skill gap
  • High initial costs
  • Maintenance and downtime
  • Complexity in validation and compliance
  • Scalability
  • Lack of clarity on ROI
  • Rapid technological changes

By partnering with a reliable and efficient engineering R&D service provider, businesses can overcome these challenges and ensure that industrial automation implementations are successful, efficient, and aligned with business objectives.

7. How can Engineering R&D companies help you with IoT implementation?

R&D companies can assist in planning, designing, and implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for businesses across various industries. This includes:

  • IoT Strategy and Planning
  • Requirement Analysis
  • Technology Selection
  • System Architecture Design
  • Hardware Integration
  • Custom IoT Software Development
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Edge Computing Solutions
  • Cloud Integration
  • IoT Testing and Validation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Continuous Monitoring and Maintenance
  • ROI Analysis and much more

8. What are the challenges that prevent manufacturing companies from realizing IT-OT convergence?

common challenges that prevent manufacturing companies from fully realizing IT-OT convergence include the following:

  • Technology silos
  • Diverse technology landscape
  • Data incompatibility
  • Security concerns
  • Lack of standardization
  • Skill gap
  • Budget constraints
  • Legacy system compatibility
  • Lack of clear strategy
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Data privacy concerns

One of the easiest ways to overcome the IT-OT convergence challenges is to partner with a reliable engineering R&D company. Leveraging their technical expertise, integration skills, and industry know-how, a dedicated E R&D service provider will help you achieve the much sought-after IT-OT convergence quickly and efficiently.

9. What are the end-to-end engineering R&D services offered by E R&D companies?

The end-to-end E R&D services offered by a premier engineering R&D company such as Utthunga include:

  • Conceptualization and ideation
  • Product design and prototyping
  • Engineering and development
  • Testing and validation
  • Prototyping and iteration
  • Manufacturing support
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Regulatory compliance and certification
  • Post launch support and maintenance
  • Sustainability and environmental consideration
  • Continuous improvement
  • End-of-life management

10. How do engineering R&D companies facilitate end-to-end Digital Transformation?

Leveraging their expertise in technology, engineering, and innovation, engineering R&D companies facilitate digital transformation by offering:

  • Digital strategy consulting
  • Technology evaluation and adoption
  • Custom software development
  • IoT and connectivity solutions
  • Data analytics and insights
  • Legacy system modernization
  • Digital product development
  • Cybersecurity and compliance
  • Cloud migration and integration
  • Continuous improvement
  • Process automation
  • AI and ML integration

11. What is engineering R&D services?

Engineering R&D services involve the systematic design, development, deployment, and enhancement of physical products. From conceptualization, design, and development to prototyping, testing, full-scale deployment, monitoring, maintenance, and enhancement, engineering R&D services encompass the entire spectrum of product lifecycle.

12. How engineering R&D companies can drive industrial automation?

Engineering R&D service providers can contribute to the advancement of industrial automation in many ways. This includes:

  • Research and Development
  • Customized automation solutions
  • Integration services
  • IoT and data analytics
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Collaboration
  • Training and support
  • Scalability
  • Continuous improvement

Essentially, by staying at the forefront of technology advancement, engineering R&D companies offer bespoke automation solutions along with comprehensive connectivity & integration expertise necessary to drive industrial automation across the length and breadth of the organization. In the process, they play a pivotal role in shaping the future of smart manufacturing.

13. What are the different types of industrial products that can be designed and developed by engineering R and D companies?

Here is a list of industrial products that can be designed and developed by engineering R and D companies:

Software Products:

  • Industrial Control Software
  • Process Automation Software
  • SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Systems
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Quality Control and Inspection Software
  • Data Analytics and Reporting Tools
  • Simulation and Modeling Software
  • Maintenance and Asset Management Software
  • Industrial IoT (IIoT) Platforms

Hardware Products:

  • Manufacturing Equipment
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Industrial Tools
  • Safety Equipment
  • Environmental Control Systems
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Material Processing Equipment
  • Fluid Handling Systems
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Chemical Processing Equipment
  • Water Treatment Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Material Testing and Quality Control Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • Oil and Gas Equipment
  • Food and Beverage Processing Equipment

Embedded Systems:

  • Embedded Controllers and Microcontrollers
  • Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Embedded Sensors and Actuators
  • Embedded Control Systems for Vehicles
  • Industrial IoT Edge Devices and many more

 

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