Auto Faucet Valve and Electronic Control

Case Study

//Auto Faucet Valve and Electronic Control
Auto Faucet Valve and Electronic Control2018-09-01T05:29:06+00:00

Project Description

Overview

A plumbing fixture OEM sought a valve supplier for a new automatic faucet product. ODE won the project, and deliver both the valve and the electronics package with software to sense when to turn on and turn off the faucet.

Challenges

  • Compact size
  • Automatic operation
  • LiON Battery operation
  • Mix hot and cold water

Services Performed

  • Mechanical and Electronic design
  • Thermoplastic materials selected for valve was cost effective
  • Brass material selected for base provide robust and reliable service
  • Circuit hardware and software development
  • Reliability and agency testing

Results

  • ODE team delivered a compact, modular design
  • Motor control circuit provided exception performance and battery life
  • The OEM used this single design to create multiple product SKU’s
  • Separate battery module allowed easy maintenance and upgrades
  • Standard model with manual temperature mixing, automatic is an option

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