Custom Machine Design and Mechanical Engineering


Due Diligence & Documentation
  • Observe the condition of mechanical and electromechanical systems and components. 

  • Trouble-shoot failed or non-functional systems. 

  • Provide recommendations on repair or replacement. 

  • Research associated costs for maintenance and/or replacement. 

  • Provide detailed report on assessment.

  • Generate Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID).

Engineering & Design
  • Develop new machine design concepts.

  • Analyze system components and operational forces. 

  • Develop detailed design for systems and components. 

  • Generate detailed CAD models, drawings, and specifications of new systems and components. 

  • Research potential manufacturers, fabricators, and vendors.  

  • Provide probable costs for fabrication, manufacturing and installation.

Manufacturing & Construction Oversight
  • Review vendor components and designs.  

  • Site observation of manufacturing/fabrication of new systems and components.

  • Field observation of installation.

  • Start-up and commissioning.

Sub-Contracted Services
  • FEA finite element stress analysis


  • CFD computational fluid dynamics modeling



  • Machine parts fabrication




GFR Machine Concepts, LLC is dedicated to providing machine design and mechanical engineering services to small manufacturing

and A & E firms.

Industries served and areas of expertise
  • Hydroelectric plant and floodwater pumping plant mechanical systems engineering  and design.

  • Water control gates, valves, filtration systems, water intakes and trash racks, pipeline and penstocks, pipeline outfalls. 

  • Plant control strategy and mechanical systems interface.  

  • Power transmission engineering of gate hoists, gate actuator systems, and trash raking equipment.  

  • Hydroelectric plant feasibility studies.

  • Food, Beverage, and Pharmaceutical, engineering and design of skid mounted process equipment. 

  • Stainless steel fabrication and sanitary tubing, tank and vessel design.  

  • Engineering industrial washing equipment,  including batch process and continuous process systems.  

  • Engineering lifts, tippers, and conveyors.

  • Interface of mechanical systems with automatic controls.


Engineer Profile

G. Frank Ransley, PE is a senior mechanical engineer licensed in Wisconsin and California.  He has 30 years total experience in design and engineering with12 years engineering plant mechanical systems for hydroelectric and pumping plants and 17 years experience designing skid mounted stainless steel sanitation equipment for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.


He is experienced with:

  • Material handling systems

    • lifts, tippers, conveyors, control sequencing, gear motors, bearings, shaft couplings, chain drives, screwjacks.

  • Liquid handling systems

    • pumps, piping, valves, tanks, spray manifolds, level, temperature, chemical controls


His extensive project background ranges from conception through design, manufacturing, testing, installation, and commissioning.


Frank holds 3 industrial patents. 



  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG)




GFR Machine Concepts

Laura Rozumalski, PE
Todd Cibulka, President


G. Frank Ransley, PE
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Contact Information

GFR Machine Concepts, LLC

McFarland, Wisconsin

Tel: 608-205-8296


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