The young Belgian hightec start-up iQunet develops IoT solutions that address the limits of wireless battery-operated sensor networks. Their team has experience in techniques such as electronic (chip) design, radio frequency technology and signal processing.
iQunet developed a series of wireless sensor units to monitor all kinds of environmental factors in real-time in a machine park. The unit measures vibrations, temperature, proximity, humidity, talus, CO2-level and others.
iQunet sensors for wireless asset monitoring can be mounted on machines or rotating equipment in work or living spaces. It automatically creates a network that navigates around obstacles and through walls. The base stations can virtually operate an unlimited number of sensor nodes. A small UNIX server mounted on a DIN rail continuously analyzes and optimizes the network to create the most efficient paths and to balance the load over the available paths. For this technology we developed a compact waterproof housing in which iQunet’s technological know-how is protected as much as possible. We also provided support in the development of the PCB layout in order to obtain a housing that is as compact as possible. We thought about every millimeter.
The result is a production-friendly housing that allows all kinds of PCBs from iQunet to be filled with PUR. In this way we achieve the intended water-tightness on the one hand, but on the other hand this also protects the technology. The collaboration had a very positive atmosphere. The customer was so satisfied that he recently contacted us again to develop an ATEX version in the next phase.
- Dimensions: 55x45x15 mm
- IP 68
- 1 injection mold for 4 products
- Low investment cost
- Technological research water-tightness
- Define product architecture
- Define PCB layout i.f. the product architecture
- Short design study with sketches
- 3D prints for verification
- Start production with an injection molder
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- Competence: Design
- Client: iQunet