Elegance and portability in laboratory equipment.
For many years, Microbial Air Samplers were large, clunky boxes made of stainless steel. It owes to the fact that they’re specialist products and sold in low volumes. Our clients, Honeywell and PMI, wanted to change that. We were engaged to redesign the existing product to make it elegant. The MiniCapt is a result of our efforts in design and systems engineering.
By collaborating with Honeywell and PMI, we designed a new device to make microbial air sampling easy. A noteworthy feature that proves its ease is the large capacitive and sliding touch screen—easy to use with gloves and without the need for a stylus. Consequently, the new microbial air sampler not only saves time but also reduces operator error.
Since the microbial air sampler is used to measure air quality, its design demands neatness. The neatness is a prerequisite for proving its technical quality. We achieved a high quality and elegant design by using PTC Creo software and employing its surfacing capabilities.
The refined design also needed to be compact, making the device mobile. Using Creo, we could house the technology in a compact manner. Lightness of the device needed to be factored in as well, to enhance its mobile nature. This called for extensive research into materials and manufacturing. We achieved within the time and budget constraints placed by the client. As a result, the new design is an innovative, structurally strong, light and mobile air sampler. Sales of the product shot through the roof and helped our client sell more units than possible in the past.