Industrial & Scientific

designed to perform

Good industrial design improves the ergonomics, style and functional performance of the product, while also raising the perception of the brand’s engineering and quality of manufacture, helping to increase sales and extend market life.

Design for industrial and scientific products is often concerned with solving technical issues and meeting requirements to operate reliably in tough environments and for extended periods.

We have been involved in the design and development of scientific test equipment, emergency lighting, electronic housings and inspection instruments for many leading companies.


2012

SUB10 Ethernet Data Link

2012

The SUB10 Liberator is a range of wireless 60-80 Ghz ethernet links, developed for last mile cellular backhaul in dense urban areas and point to point data transfer up to one mile apart, using a pair of small high gain planar antennas.

A rugged diecast aluminium electronic housing and novel stainless steel mounting bracket were developed to enable precision alignment of the antenna during installation, using a cruciform gear assembly and fine adjustment worms.

2012

IceSpy Data Logger

2012

The IceSpy range of wireless data loggers was designed to meet legislation for temperature monitoring of chilled and frozen food in the retail delivery chain.

Working closely with the UK manufacturer’s electronic team, we developed a modular housing for the master control unit with touch keyboard, display and receivers.

The IP53 rated design provides flexible connectivity and PCB options, including a slave repeater version.

The Scout wireless sensor housing is ultrasonically welded to give an IP68 rugged construction with an overmoulded elastomer antenna, status LED indicators and flexible mounting options.

1994

Pico TC-08 Data Logger

1994

Pico Technology is well known for pioneering PC oscilloscopes and data loggers. Their original RS232 thermocouple data logger required redesign for USB and value engineering.

We designed the new model as an injection moulding and developed tuning fork thermocouple contacts mounted on the PCB, that are shrouded by the front housing,

substantially reducing the component and assembly cost.

The visually distinctive elliptical socket design style of the TC08 was inspired by the technical need to maintain equal distances to the internal temperature reference thermistor for accuracy between channels.

2002

Thales Tracs Satellite Locator

2002

The portable Thales Tracs GPS/UHF Locator is used for many applications from precise positioning at sea, to surveying and location finding on land to an accuracy of centimetres.

The rugged unit with a simple control panel can be mounted

to a backpack or a vehicle dashboard. Sealed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and EMC interference, the electronics dissipate heat from an aluminium heatsink mounted in the surface of the plastic housing.

1996

Vision Cobra Microscope

1996

The Cobra Microscope was styled to communicate the ergonomic advantage of Vision Engineering’s patented optical technology, which reduces operator fatigue in medical life sciences and industrial inspection.

The microscope has a rigid skeletal mechanical structure, using die castings and an extruded aluminium column. External injection mouldings provide a durable finish and attractive external form for the optical head, microscope stages, illumination and stand.

1996

3D Scanners ModelMaker

1996

The scanning of complex 3D surfaces in automotive and aerospace engineering was pioneered by 3D Scanners Ltd (now Nikon Metrology), using its ModelMaker software and a laser stripe scanning head, mounted on a hand articulated measuring arm.

We developed the camera head as a compact ergonomic assembly in 3D CAD for proof of principle prototype development. The design data was then used to manufacture polyurethane vacuum cast housings, to meet initial scanner sales.

1994

Megger Installation Tester

1994

The Megger CM300/400 Combined Installation Testers provide the electrical test functions required for domestic and commercial wiring in a single instrument.

The unit can be used on the bench or in the field, allowing the free use of both hands and opening to give optimum viewing of the LCD display and access to cable lead storage.

Following on from this project, we developed a “Corporate Product Identity Manual” for colour, graphics and finishes, to help Avo Megger integrate both new and legacy products into a more cohesive product brand identity, across their international brands and markets.

1986

Digitron Thermometer

1986

A rugged and waterproof range of thermocouple thermometers for food and technical industries, designed with an innovative one piece moulded case, to give high shock resistance and sealing against dirt and liquids.

The rocking key bars can be operated by gloved hands and are interchangeable with blank insert bars, enabling the manufacturer to offer a range of models to order, from stock moulded parts.