Electronic Enclosure Design

The Background

4D is working with Invertek Drives to supply development services on a range of its industrial electronics enclosures. Glyn Jones, technical director at Invertek had researched design companies on the internet based on previous work experience and quality and selected 4D Products to help the team take their products to a new level of design and functionality. Always focused on enhancing products, 4D completed CAD work on existing enclosures for Invertek before being asked to support work for an exhibition.

The Design Phase

The challenges were to deliver a new, purpose built casing with multiple inputs and outputs, a circuit board, fan and displays all of which needs isolating and styling. 4D also designed the casing to incorporate snap-fit features for easy production and for heat dispersion, with minimum cost and maximum flexibility. For example, a simple change to part of the front panel will allow additional revenue streams for the product. The deadlines, two to three weeks, were very tight and although 3D visuals would have done, a prototype was ideal to show the new product enclosure variant and to test reaction at the show.

“The fast turnaround and success of this project has now moved on to Invertek working with 4D on three new projects.”

Glyn Jones, Technical Director at Invertek

The Result

Working with Invertek’s design team and the suggestions from potential customers at the show 4D is creating a family of parts and products in Invertek’s brand colours for world-wide sales and world-class products.

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