Exploring ways to improve portability and cost, PDD pushed the boundaries on several fronts when commissioned to redesign an X-ray dosimeter for Siemens Environmental Systems.
With the need to reduce weight, size and cost, internal components were placed in a more compact configuration and plastic instead of metal material was specified for the outer housing. This strategy did however create significant challenges to be overcome in terms of electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC), impact resistance and ingress protection.
The skills of our engineers and designers, our analysis tools and experience ruggedised products came into play overcoming these challenges. Supported by our in-house prototyping capability, which included making a novel thin metal shield to protect ultra-sensitive electronic components, PDD and Siemens worked together to qualify the design through an extensive test programme.
With our responsive support to transfer solutions into production, PDD delivered a much improved X-Ray Dosimeter that met the user need for portability, surpassed the relevant industry benchmarks and exceeding Siemens expectations.

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