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ROBRADY design collaborated with Parker Hannifin Corporation to address branding, assembly, and cost-constraint issues surrounding the VentMaster—an integrated, environmentally-compliant mechanical alternative to sample-stream discharging in oil refineries.
In conjunction with Parker's corporate communications group, ROBRADY appointed the VentMaster with a discernable, market-appropriate aesthetic that would mirror the collective image of the Parker family of products, which cater to commercial, mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets. The specific challenge involved extrapolating Parker's branding mission to a physical, progressive product design.
The condensed packaging of the VentMaster—comprising regulators, gauges, a rotometer and an eductor—allows for easy operation and assembly, which translates to decreased supplier-based costs. With these and other crucial technology and production issues addressed, the product's design needed further consideration in order to accommodate a minimum of 12 versioned models that would assign various pressures and other adjustments to internal components.
A flexible, accessible universal design. Each VentMaster model will comprise a two-piece housing that features weight-reducing Teflon tubing in place of some of the remaining heavy-gauge steel.
In realizing this technology from concept to production, ROBRADY helped Parker with vendor selection, mechanical renderings, and first article inspections. The studio also produced two prototypes (one non-working and one working) within the initial timeline in support of Parker's sales and marketing efforts, including an unscheduled trade-show appearance.
ROBRADY previously worked with Parker—the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems—on fuel-cell technology to power Vectrix Corporation's hybrid electric maxi-scooter.