Quooker came up with the idea to equip the new generation of the product with an electrically controlled solenoid valve, on top of the boiler. This creates a much more versatile product and reduces any heat losses. We were asked to come up with a solution for the design so that it sits compactly on top of the boiler. Taking into consideration the ease of assembly, heat losses and the cost. And designed in such a way that the upgrade is almost ‘invisible’.
The puzzle of the required components and functions had to be solved in a compact and clever way. So that the shape of the boiler top remains as close as possible to the existing version. And so that it can be fitted on multiple models of Quooker boilers with the minimum of adjustments. It also requires optimum thermal management.
Through close cooperation with the developer of the electronic control, we were able to produce an optimum shape and size for the circuit board. We used 3D CAD to work out all the details of the plastic components and the high quality insulation foam.
Using prototypes and test models, we tested whether the solution functioned as desired. In addition, special attention was given to assembly of the whole thing. This is of great importance for cost control and reliability in such a subsystem with piping and wiring.
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