Production Engineering Institute (PEI)

About PEI
The Production Engineering Institute (PEI) provides research and development expertise in the Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing, Electrical and Chemical Engineering fields.

The Goals of PEI
To develop competitive engineering products, machinery and manufacturing systems for the industrial and socio-economic development of Zimbabwe and the region.

  • Institute Divisions
    The institute expertise and activities are listed below under the institute divisions.

    Manufacturing Engineering Division:

    • Automation and mechanisation of production lines
    • Project management
    • Development and implementation of ISO 9000 quality systems
    • Maintenance Engineering and Management (Preventive, Predictive, Reliability Centred, Total Productive Maintenance, CMMS, Corrective and Minimising Breakdown Maintenance Strategy)
    • Design, evaluation and planning of plant layouts
    • Manufacturing systems design
    • Establishment and implementation of best manufacturing models and customised management systems for different manufacturing organisations
    • Training of industrial personnel on all aspects of world-class manufacturing to ensure sustainability of implemented manufacturing solutions and continuous improvement
    • Capacity studies using Industrial Engineering Techniques
    • Logistics management

    Engineering Analysis and Design Division:

    • Machine design and construction
    • Air conditioning and ventilation systems design (HVAC)
    • Design and development of material handling systems
    • Automation and mechanisation of production lines
  • COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS

    Completed Projects
    Gravity Grinding Mill:
    The mill is highly efficient, with one of the highest milling rates of 1.5 tons/h or 70 sec per bucket (20 kg) and has low maintenance costs

    Maize Dehuller:
    Prototype completed, tested and validated

    Micro-concrete (MCR) Tile Making Machine:
    The institute reverse engineered an MCR tile-making machine

    Products on Sale:

    • Gravity Grinding Mill
    • Maize Dehuller
  • Consultancy Projects

    • Plant automation in industry
    • Contract product design (new products and reverse engineering machines/spares)
    • Total Productive Maintenance in Mining Industries

    Training Courses on Offer

    • Production Maintenance
    • Maintenance Engineering and Management
    • Reliability Centred Maintenance
    • Project Management
    • Quality and Statistical Process Control
    • Productivity Improvement
    • Trouble shooting and Fault Finding in Injection or Blow Moulding processes
    • Business Process Re-Engineering
    • Vibration Analysis
    • Auto CAD
    • Change Management

For Further Information Contact:
The Director, PEI
Landline: + 263(242) 860340 (direct line), 860320, 860322
FCT Lines: +263-778860323, 778860324, 778860327
Mobile: +263773253348, 0718663660, 0733358201
Email: pei@sirdc.ac.zw, ezimunga@sirdc.ac.zw