Pressure Switch for the Off-Road Vehicle Industry

Client Requirements: Our client, a veteran of the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Industry, required a more rugged pressure switch. While their vehicles were designed to combat any weather and terrain, some of the components they needed weren’t up to the same standards. 

Our Solution: As a result, they approached us and we quickly developed an all-weather compact switch with adjustable set point capability. We increased the value of the product by designing it to be IP68 rated components- the highest level of water-protection. Prototypes were created for evaluation for client testing and we used that feedback to finalize and the design. Not only did we provide our client with a cost-effective weather-proof product that meets their harsh environmental requirements, but we also incorporated industry standard specifications.

Stages in Design and Manufacturing of a Pressure Switch for the Off-Road Vehicle Industry

Product Description This pressure switch is used within an off-road vehicle application. The client was experiencing failures with the existing switch and was seeking a similar product with better performance in ingress protection.
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
  • SolidWorks Utilized to Generate 3D CAD Models
Prototype Manufacturing
  • Manufactured Production Samples
  • Ordered Components Specified From Customer and Integrated Them Into Our Product
  • Submit to Client for Evaluation
Manufacturing
  • Manufacture First Article Prior to Full Production Run
  • Assembly
  • Testing
Product Launch Evaluation
  • Perform Evaluation based Off of Customer Feedback for any Production Improvements
Features/Requirements High Ingress Protection
Compact Design
User Can Still Adjust SetPoint
In-process testing/inspection performed
Pressure Testing
Ingress Protection System
Visual Inspection
Industry for Use Water Pump
Standards Met Customer supplied specifications. IP68 Rating
Product Name Pressure Switch