Custom Heating Element for Medical Storage Device
We designed a custom solution for a client that specializes in air conditioning systems and environmental control equipment for a variety of industries that are installed worldwide.
Project and Challenges
The client was experiencing heater failures in a line of medical equipment.
They were fabricating internally a heating element and fan assembly consisting of an off the shelf heater and custom sheet metal components to tie it all together. The result was expensive, provided poor performance, and was bulky.
Solutions and Their Impact
We designed a heating element that merged the mounting brackets for the fan into the heating element housing to lower cost, and the heater itself is now positioned at the exit of the fan for efficient convection heating.
The final solution is a low cost, compact, easy to install, package which retrofitted easily into the equipment already in the field.