Pressure Switch for Pneumatic Application

Client Requirements: This pressure switch was designed for a client specializing in pneumatic technologies. The client needed a pneumatic pressure switch with a low pressure set point, and high cyclic capacity, and had to be cost-effective. Our existing pressure switches were not able to entirely meet their requirements, so we worked together to design a product that would meet their needs, standards, and price point.

Our Solution: Our team generated a design using the following design guidelines: quality function deployment (QFD); design for assembly (DFA); design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for functionality (DFF). The client visited our facility and together we discussed additional improvements and functionality requirements. Prototypes were created for the evaluation and client testing and we used that feedback to finalize and perfect the design.

Stages in Design and Manufacturing of a Pressure Switch for Pneumatic Application

Product Description This pressure switch is used within a pneumatics application. The client was looking for a pneumatic pressure switch with minimal components.
Capabilities Applied/Processes Research & Design
  • Had Discussion w / Client to Understand all Requirements
  • Perform Research & Development to Identify any Design Changes That Could be Recommend to Improve Existing Design
  • Generate Conceptual Design for Customer Approval
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Design for Assembly (DFA)
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
  • Design for Functionality (DFF)
  • Visited Client to Gain Feedback on Design
  • SolidWorks Utilized to Generate 3D CAD Models
Prototype Manufacturing
  • Submit to Client for Evaluation
Manufacturing
  • Manufacture First Article Prior to Full Production Run
Product Launch Evaluation
  • Perform Evaluation based Off on Customer Feedback for any Production Improvements
Features/Requirements High Cyclic Capability Cost-Effective Compact Size
In-process testing/inspection performed Pressure Testing Cycle Testing
Industry for Use Agricultural Marine Medical
Standards Met Customer supplied specifications
Product Name Pneumatic Pressure Switch