SKC make air sampling equipment for use in hazardous environments like mining and manufacture. They approached Crucible when their new air sampling pump was failing to pass stringent ATEX drop tests. These included cooling the device to minus 5 degrees C and dropping it a metre onto concrete. We worked closely with SKC engineers to develop a design that used two shot moulding to create a rigid housing with a soft rubber exterior.
- Concept development to explore ways of building in the right level of resilience & sealing.
- Technical design to incorporate all internal components into the smallest possible space.
- Close cooperation with specialist moulders to develop two-shot moulded housing.
- Close cooperation with SKC to finalise all details and ensure that the design passed stringent ATEX regulations.
"Crucible used their knowledge of two shot injection moulding to deliver a very successful solution to an exacting brief that required ATEX approval. They took a cooperative approach to the project and were always available for the discussions and meetings that are so important in a project like this."Adam Clatworthy, Technical Project Engineer, SKC Ltd