Critical to realizing a suitable motor or actuator with integrated electronics is the mechanical design of the product. Due to the space constraints inherent to this type of product, the motor and electronics must be designed carefully, taking into account the limitations of each element. By considering these elements together, it is possible to avoid collisions and significantly improve heat dissipation from surfaces.
For this reason, we firmly believe that developing a mechanical proposal of the drive electronics and validating it in detail with the customer is absolutely necessary. In our experience, the best results are obtained when this is done throughout the concept stage and before proceeding with the final development. Taking the technical proposal as a starting point, together with the components and connectors selection, the engineering team develops a 3D model with the required form factor that satisfies all customer specifications. This digital model in STEP/IGES format is shared with the customer and improved until all parties agree on the feasibility of the design.
Test your product assembly with 3d printing before development.
Another essential element to consider in the early stages of the design process is how the drive and motor or actuator will be assembled and verified so that the product is easily manufactured. To test the assembly process, the drive model is 3D printed, and the assembly process is tested with all critical wiring. This allows the customer to validate not only the mechanical integration but also the manufacturing assembly process.