Electrical Switchgear

Lucy Switchgear

For Lucy Switchgear we developed a range of Lighting Industry Award winning electrical isolator housings.

The housings are injection moulded and used for street lighting and other applications. The project developed interactively with the company’s Marketing, Business Management and Engineering Departments.

The new design features were established from operational and user research and an analysis of competitors' products. The final design is compact for easy fitting in very restricted spaces, but with interior space maximised to provide flexible electrical component variations. We ensured all details complied with BS7654 and IEE specifications.

Rapid prototypes were prepared from 3D CAD files for preliminary technical evaluation, business case presentations and initial development with the toolmaker.

During development we designed a patented cam handle for easy removal of the fused cutout; this IP is particularly valuable to the client.

Key benefits of design:

- Patented fused cutout design

- Lighting Industry award winner

- Small flexible design compared to competitors

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