SCOTT HARLAN P.E.
Scott Harlan P.E.
California Professional Engineer License M31719
19518 Creekside Ct.
Salinas, California 93908
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EXPERTISE
My name is Scott Harlan and I am a professional mechanical engineer based in Salinas, California. I have designed and managed for a variety of companies around the world as both an employee and engineering consultant. This design experience has included agricultural equipment, trailers, military vehicles, motorcycles, and aircraft ground support equipment.
Over twenty years of mobile
equipment design experience has included a wide array of prototype
machinery, fabrications and machine components. I have an
intimate familiarity with the capabilities and limitations of
fabricating processes typical to mobile equipment. This
includes an understanding of the tolerances produced through flame
cutting, plasma cutting, laser cutting, and water jet cutting.
The design of sand castings, investment castings, die
castings, and plastic molded parts is also within the scope of my
In addition to machine design experience I have substantial experience managing engineering projects, groups, and departments. Some of these engineering projects have included the intricacies of coordinating engineering efforts from different engineering groups around the world. Many projects included developing prototypes on short time frames with tight budgets. Other projects have been tightly focused on improving machine cost or reliability. If you need help managing a mechanical engineering project or group, I can help.
Celery machine is designed to reduce to 102" wide for shipping.
Cruiser motorcycle with rigidly mounted engine required extensive fatigue analysis on components.
Aircraft cargo loader incorporates a conveyor system capable of conveying left/right, forward/backward, and rotating 15,000 pound cargo containers in a slim 6" depth
Military wrecker required great attention to component weight and weight distribution to prevent overloading the chassis.
This spinach harvester required a small, inexpensive, yet rugged track drive design.