Three failed crate design attempts elsewhere led robotics manufacturer to LPC for a clever solution
18 August 2023
Working with a packaging distributor and their customer, a leading surgery robot designer/manufacturer who asked us to redesign their existing packaging.
- Unit is the “brains” of a robotic surgical system. Very high value, very important.
- Challenging project because of the odd geometry, strict fragility requirements and minimal touch points on the unit.
- The customer needed a solution that would pass stringent testing and it needed to be user friendly when loading and unloading.
- End customer was not happy with its current supplier at the time as they had gone through 3 failed design revisions and were taking a long time to move the project forward.
Impact on Customer
By designing an efficient packaging solution, it assisted our partner, in gaining more opportunities and business from the end user.
- Crate with internal floater to absorb shock and dampen vibration.
- Removable wood tray that unit is bolted to with handles to aid in handling the unit. Blocking on tray offers additional support to unit.
- Yolk with custom metal bracket to bolt the unit from the top for additional security.
- Once unit is installed in crate base, the crate cap slides on and is closed with link locks.
Pack passed first round of testing with the version one unit. Rev 2 crate is modified slightly to accommodate version 2 of the viewer unit. It is currently in testing. End customer and our partner are very happy with the design and responsiveness.