Development and production of marine IP67-housing

Cre8tek has been responsible for development and manufacturing of mechanical parts for Polaris Electronics’ first self-developed Iridium tracking transceiver.

Integrated product development

Cre8tek has been in close dialogue with the technical team at Polaris for mechanical development and IP67 classification. The close cooperation has led to an autonomously functioning maritime unit that can withstand a tough arctic climate, where wind, humidity, sun, salt and rapid changes in temperature make great demands on the design of the mechanics.

Prototypes for testing and marketing

CNC-processed prototypes, supplied by Cre8tek, in materials with the right properties, have enabled time-consuming full-scale testing in maritime environments.

Early marketing of prototypes, which also have the correct surface finish, has helped Polaris quickly get purchase commitments from their customers, thus earning an early overview of the order volume for the first production order.

IP67 test and certification

In its own test facilities, Cre8tek has conducted initial testing for validation of the design. In addition, we have coordinated final testing and certification at TÜV-accredited laboratory in China.

Production and packaging

Cre8tek has supplied mechanical components such as plastic housings, gaskets, screws, brackets and special bolts in stainless steel. Also, Cre8tek has designed and delivered packaging that reduces the time consumed for packaging in Polaris's own production.

  • ID and concept development
  • Mechanical development and DFM
  • Packaging test and design
  • IP67 test and certification
  • Tolerance analyzes
  • Prototypes
  • Toolmaking
  • Injection molding
01 Sirius one 4
CAD rendering of Sirius One housing mounted on metal brackets
02 sirius oneExploded assembly with electronics and PCBA

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SIRIUS One - Prototype installed on ship.

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Prototypes made with compression molded silicone gaskets and thread inserts.
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Electronics mounted in IP67-housing prototype.

06 Image00064Prototype and final product mounted on metal brackets.

"... From the first meeting with Cre8tek we have had a constructive dialogue from idea to production. With 3D drawings we have been able to rotate and turn the product to inspect that the mechanical parts fit with our electronics. Early in the process, the prototypes from Cre8tek gave us a good feeling that we were on the right track. "

Ib Nielsen
Service Engineer
Polaris Electronics A/S
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References

  • Ergonomic Solutions - Per Bjerring

    Ergonomic Solutions - Per Bjerring

    “Our partnership with Cre8tek in Hjørring has been excellent, both in terms of communication and the work itself, and it gives us a good inroad to the benefits that come with manufacturing in China,”

  • Peter Løber, Senior Project Manager, Nilfisk A/S

    Peter Løber, Senior Project Manager, Nilfisk A/S

    Cre8tek understands quality better than other Chinese suppliers. It's not just about getting products in a container and shipped to the customer.

  • Polaris Electronics A/S - Ib Nielsen

    Polaris Electronics A/S - Ib Nielsen

    ...From the first meeting with Cre8tek we have had a constructive dialogue from idea to production. With 3D drawings we have been able to rotate and turn the product to inspect that the mechanical parts fit with our electronics...

  • Scenar - Ulrich Burr

    Scenar - Ulrich Burr

    ”…Of course I was curious to see if the promised quality fulfilled my expectations. When the first parts arrived I was sure to have taken the right decision……Also for new projects I will choose Cre8tek…"
  • Roblon - Søren Tjønneland

    Roblon - Søren Tjønneland

    "We get prototypes delivered from Cre8tek - assembled and including electronics, mechanics and manufactured in the right materials and surfaces finish. It saves Roblon of time and resources, since the prototypes can be used directly in our acceptance tests and in our early marketing."

  • Nilfisk Advance - Palle Sørensen

    Nilfisk Advance - Palle Sørensen

    As project manager at Nilfisk Advance A/S, I use Cre8tek for the supply of mechanical prototype items.

    The prototypes from Cre8tek are manufactured by CNC machining or vacuum molding from the correct raw materials and is delivered with surface treatment according to our wishes. Before manufacturing, we always get good advices about our possibilities.
  • Nilfisk Advance - Christian Thorup Kjærgaard

    Nilfisk Advance - Christian Thorup Kjærgaard

    As a technical project manager at Nilfisk Advance, I have used Cre8tek's services in mechanical engineering, development and prototyping. An example is our VU500 project, a global multi-site project ...

  • Ergonomic Solutions - Benny Burmeister

    Ergonomic Solutions - Benny Burmeister

    We are experiencing a high degree of safety and efficiency in tooling deliveries from Cre8tek...

  • Nilfisk Advance - Henrik Thomsen

    Nilfisk Advance - Henrik Thomsen

    During the development of our VL500 product line, I had two of Cre8tek's Chinese mechanical engineers on my team. Cre8tek's work on the project was impeccable - and their engineers were part of the project team equally with our own two mechanical engineers, and they had a very good knowledge of the Western "mindset" about product development...

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