Bartec USA is the market leader in Tyre Pressure Monitoring tools for the automotive industry. HJC Design were utilised as industrial design consultants to help develop a handheld cradle for their new RFID monitoring tool.
Product Design Brief
Bartec USA required HJC’s industrial designers to develop a cradle that could allow their new RFID tool to communicate with an OEM pressure sensor. The programmable pressure sensor would then be used to replace faulty or damaged electronic valves within high specification car tyres.
New Product Development
HJC were in continuous liaison with Bartec’s electronic engineers to assist with the positioning of major components, helping to optimise the performance of the product and maintain design intent.
The end result was a curvaceous single piece injection moulded polypropylene shell, which featured recessed mounting locations for the EZ sensor at the top of the product.
The complex 3D geometry elegantly sweeps around the perimeters of the product, meandering past the USB port and over the top of the product for added security.