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Housing for WiTraq Vibration Monitor For IDEAR

IDEAR needed a visual and functional improvement for its intelligent wireless sensor, WiTraq, which detects machine faults by measuring mechanical vibrations and temperature.

The goal was to develop a housing that, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing and attractive to the target audience, would protect WiTraq's electronics, which have high-precision sensors.



Project Scope

IDEAR came to Oid with the need to improve the aesthetics and mechanics of their production housing, which contains and protects the electronics that gives life to their product. The development was already defined in relation to electronic and software engineering and they had a clear concept of what the brand considered attractive to its target market.

We worked to achieve an aesthetic product that fulfilled the structural purpose, durability, water-resistance needs and functional WiFi connectivity.


Understand Manufacturing, Simple Assembly/Good Design

Following the client's guidelines and the parameters and dimensions of the electronics, we began to work on the design of the cabinet -or housing- that would correctly address the technical and functional development of the product, taking into account that it is installed in extremely hostile environments and that its performance is based on high-precision sensors.


At the same time, we worked on detecting the value points that we could add in the design so that the result would allow the brand and product to position itself in front of competitors at a global level.

The main challenge to overcome was that the design should meet the technical and functional requirements without neglecting aesthetics. We focused on the early contemplation of the production processes and the simplicity of the assembly. This is essential in products with high structural and assembly requirements, since they require a design process focused on

details.


Proposals:

Prototype- Solving the Adhesion Problem

We started with a CNC machined body, which offers the possibility of gaining strength and precision in manufacture. To this we added an assembly system that eliminates the need to use adhesives, an element that generated a variety of problems in the previous model, both in the assembly sequence and once installed.


Functional & High Performance

Our proposal was an enclosure specially developed for CNC machining (which avoided a high cost in die production) with a clean and solid aesthetic design, together with an assembly solution that eliminates adhesive and also achieves IP69 water resistance. Key to functionality and structural strength in terms of electronics, security and communication, which is critical for any IoT product.


Iterative Testing Yields High Quality Production

As in all our projects, during the process, we made prototypes to validate and test in each new design iteration, since an IoT development project -with technical challenges for intensive use- requires thorough testing and constant validation. We were able to test and collect concrete data that allowed us to improve each new proposal until we reached the final version that met all the desired objectives.

Finally, we worked on the production with high precision suppliers, which allowed us to standardize the desired quality parameters for the product and its requirements.


The very collaborative process with the client, and their specialized know-how in the product segment helped us achieve the desired result: An efficient and attractive product, of international quality standards and top of market design.+



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