Electronic Design, Electronic Manufacturing, Product Development

Engineering, Circuit Board Design & Assembly of Hands Free Faucet Controller & Sensors for the Plumbing Industry

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Faucet Controller & Sensors
Faucet Controller & Sensors
Circuit Board Design
Circuit Board Design
PCB & Sensors for Hands Free Faucet
PCB & Sensors for Hands Free Faucet
 
Faucet Controller & Sensors
Faucet Controller & Sensors
Faucet Controller & Sensors
Faucet Controller & Sensors
Faucet Controller & Sensors
Faucet Controller & Sensors

M.A.K.S, Incorporated provides custom electronics engineering, design, and manufacturing services to customers seeking to integrate the latest technology into their products. This project was completed for our customer in the plumbing industry. This large manufacturer of commercial lavatory faucets contacted us about developing a hands free faucet controller and sensor system to be used in consumer and commercial lavatories. The sensors had to stand up to heavy use in a harsh, corrosive environment and use as little power as possible. With these parameters defined, our engineers and designers went to work on developing the PCB layout, hardware design, and embedded software. In total, we developed and manufactured a basic controller, advanced controller, and sensor module adapter.

For this project, we sourced and kitted components, used SMT assembly with selective soldering for mounting of thru hole components, modified wire harnesses to fit the product, and programmed the components. Silicone potting was used on the finished circuit boards to increase their resistance to wear and corrosion. Assemblies were specially designed to operate in the low micro-amperage range, consuming very little power. Basic controllers were assembled using a 2 x 8 array with the final PCB measuring 2.3" x 1.3" and enclosed in a 2.5" x 1.5" x .5" plastic housing. The advanced controls were assembled using a 2 x 5 array and were slightly larger at 3" x 1.3". The advanced controllers were enclosed in a 3.2" x 1.5" x .5" housing. The sensor module adapter was assembled with a 4 x 6 array and fit into a 2" x 1" x 1" plastic enclosure. The pieces were kitted and packed in static resistant and shock resistant packaging for shipment to our customer in Canada.

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Highlights of this Custom Electronics Design & Manufacturing Project

Product Name   Hands Free Faucet Controller & Sensor
Industry for Use   Plumbing Industry (Commercial & Consumer)
Product Description   This controller and sensor detect the presence of a user's hands at the outlet of a commercial lavatory faucet, without physical contact with the faucet itself.
Features/Benefits   Hands Free
Extremely Low Power Consumption (low Micro-Amp range)
SMT Assembly
Electronics Design & Manufacturing Capabilities Applied/Processes  
Primary:
Electronic Engineering and Design
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Assembly
Secondary:
Component Sourcing and Kitting
Selective Soldering for Thru-Hole Components
Wiring Harness Modification
Component Programming
Silicone Potting
Design Work Completed   Electronic Hardware
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout
Embedded Software Design (C & Assembly Language)
In process testing/inspection performed   Functionality Testing
Standards Met  
Customer Specifications, CAD Drawing
IPC
IP
NAFTA
Overall Product Dimensions   Basic Controller
  • PCB Dimensions (in a 2 X 8 piece array for assembly)
    • Length: 2.3"
    • Width: 1.3"
    • Height: 0.062"
  • Finished Assembly Housing Dimensions
    • Length: 2.5"
    • Width: 1.5"
    • Height: 0.5"
Advanced Controller
  • PCB Dimensions (in a 2 X 5 piece array for assembly)
    • Length: 3.0"
    • Width: 1.3"
    • Height: 0.062"
  • Finished Assembly Housing Dimensions
    • Length: 3.2"
    • Width: 1.5"
    • Height: 0.5"
Sensor Module Adapter
  • PCB Dimensions (in a 4 X 6 piece array for assembly)
    • Length: 1.213"
    • Width: 0.637"
    • Height: 0.031"
  • Finished Assembly Housing Dimensions
    • Length: 2"
    • Width: 1"
    • Height: 1"
Packaging   Plastic Housing
Static Resistant Shipping Container
Shock Resistant Shipping Container
Volume   Medium
Delivery Location   Canada
Product Name   Hands Free Faucet Controller & Sensor

 

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