VB3 Hazardous Area Flashing Beacon

Bartec Vodec brought an initial design to PDG that required improvement in its engineering and a desire to manufacture the unit in the UK.  By working closely with Bartec Vodec and their defined suppliers we developed the design using 3D CAD tools including the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for checking integrity and strength prior to initial cast bodies being produced.  Assistance in the process of preparing the design for ATEX certification (explosion proof) and support in the analysis of test results was also provided.  The design met its specified targets including a strict weight limit and gained ATEX certification, moving into full production shortly after.

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Design
  • Developed Concept modelled in 3D CAD to brief and specification supplied
  • Liaison with Bartec Vodec suppliers to ensure best manufacturability and efficient use of materials
  • Engineered unit enclosure to meet ATEX certification criteria using 3D CAD including FEA to simulate pressure testing
Prototype
  • Liaison with prototypes supplier
Production
  • Liaison with manufacturing supplier