Service Drawer Redesign
A project integrating plastics, electronics, working and interfacing with an existing system, flexible thought, use of off-the-shelf parts.
A service drawer in use as part of an operating machine would collapse after a number of times being opened by the surgeon during procedures.
Preventing failures when opening and closing, improving drawer storage area, and a defined arrangement for each drawer element, installing a CD drive and USB reader.
Existing service drawer in machine for operating room use, the customer requires a resolution for the drawer crash problem after a number of uses during a procedure, distinct locations for the drawer’s service components, adding data storage components and retrieval by a removable component. Separating the areas in the tool drawer and data drawer, composing a BOM of all system components, interfacing with the existing product without altering the existing product, except for a critical component.
Collect several drawers and checking failed mechanism, reviewing existing models and comparing them to the existing system, presenting a replacement solution and implementing design, producing one array, and repeatedly opening and closing to check for failures.
The working drawer replaced the existing mechanism. Simple assembly without altering the existing machine. Prevention of problems of drawer failure in on-site machines by simply replacing with a new drawer, on-site implementation.