Control-box with display, fitting on a DIN rail

in Product Design held by Christoph
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Description:
This is about a first product draft, which shall later be turned into a production ready design.

I need an enclosure for a custom made electronic part. The rough form-factor should be similar to a navigation system (see attached files) with a display in front and parallel enclosure boundaries, slightly rounded edges.
The display is 4.3 inches wide (see technical details attached) and should be included in the rendering. The enclosure should be 4 cm deep.
As a bonus, the display shows attached bar diagram.

At the back, there should be the possibility for a DIN rail mount, top hat rail EN 50022 – 35 × 7.5
but also for direct wall mount using screws or mounting to a bar with cable ties.

At the front left side of the enclosure, I need a C14 inlet to add a power cable and a Schuko socket: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuko or CEE 7/3 socket. See attached figure of the design.

The material should be dark grey with a bit reflective surface. Please add our logo to the upper left corner of the front, below the display. If it fits optically, it could glow a bit in green.
Wants:
I will rate the quality of the work/experience of the designer and the optical appearance. If I am happy, there will be a second competition about the technical details, and finally the enclosure will be produced in a sample.

The designer should have experience in designing consumer products and especially produce a solid mechanical fitting to the DIN rail. I will especially look at this feature.
It would be bonus to model the DIN rail as well for illustration.
Don't Wants:
Fancy design ideas are not needed. The product should look solid and handy.
Company Logo:
Yes
Software:
  1. AutoCAD
  2. SolidWorks

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
1st Winner
#38 Control-box with display, fitting on a DIN rail by Design Territory
Nov 21, 2016 11:57
3rd Winner
#15 Some additional explanations by handsketcher
Nov 11, 2016 23:15
#11 Alternate Design V1 by sldraftingdesign
Nov 11, 2016 19:07
#22 Carbon Green Box by ODBDesign
Nov 14, 2016 14:43
#17 Control-box with display by Aminegn
Nov 12, 2016 2:19
#10 Nescorp v1.1 by Kafshdouzi
Nov 11, 2016 18:54
#9 Control-box V1 by ProtoTech Workbench
Nov 11, 2016 18:28
#7 Nescorp by Kafshdouzi
Nov 11, 2016 14:47
#26 Control Box & Adapters by Concadd
Nov 16, 2016 1:31
#24 Din Case Assy V3 by sldraftingdesign
Nov 14, 2016 17:19
#40 Control-box with display, fitting on a DIN rail by Adrriano Mattera
Nov 21, 2016 12:49
#5 v2.0 by ODBDesign
Nov 11, 2016 10:51
#27 Control Box with Display,fitting on DIN rail by SaketCad
Nov 16, 2016 5:04
#4 1502-control-box-with-display-fitting-on-a-din-rail by Dragos Popovici
Nov 11, 2016 10:08
#3 uGreen Case by sldraftingdesign
Nov 10, 2016 19:47
#1 DINbox by ODBDesign
Nov 10, 2016 12:17
#19 Control Box with Display,fitting on DIN rail by SaketCad
Nov 13, 2016 9:05
#44 Control box by sadem baaziz
Nov 21, 2016 19:31
#21 Control-box with display by Aminegn
Nov 14, 2016 14:28
#43 Control box by Aminegn
Nov 21, 2016 17:09
#42 Enclosure and DIN mount design 2 by Tony S Kureekkal
Nov 21, 2016 15:16
#41 Enclosure and DIN mount design by Tony S Kureekkal
Nov 21, 2016 14:53
#8 DinboxMount by ODBDesign
Nov 11, 2016 15:03
#39 Control-box with display, fitting on a DIN rail by Design Territory
Nov 21, 2016 12:30
#37 Control-box with display, fitting on a DIN rail by Design Territory
Nov 21, 2016 10:59
#13 Entry#1 by Aminegn
Nov 11, 2016 22:42
#34 Control Box by CADmate
Nov 19, 2016 8:26
#31 Control Box with Display,fitting on DIN rail by SaketCad
Nov 17, 2016 16:49
#30 Control Box by Concadd
Nov 17, 2016 13:19
#29 Control Box & Adapters by Concadd
Nov 17, 2016 6:27
#28 Control Box mounting by Concadd
Nov 17, 2016 2:53
#14 With flush type components by handsketcher
Nov 11, 2016 23:04
#16 entry#2 by Aminegn
Nov 12, 2016 1:40
#25 Control Box & Adapters by Concadd
Nov 15, 2016 12:33
#23 DINboxCarbon by ODBDesign
Nov 14, 2016 16:25

Discussion

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sldraftingdesign

Designer

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:52:41 +0000
Yes...Congrats to winner for a very good looking design! I do however agree with the below comment. It only met the Din requirement and yet won...very confusing.

Christoph

Buyer

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:27:26 +0000
Yes, I am sorry for this. The winning design is not the best from the DIN rail fitting, but it is good enough and compensates this with other convincing strengths.

Kafshdouzi

Designer

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:15:43 +0000
Hi guys,
I think result was really surprising. Christoph emphasize on a main feature specially in rail section but select winner among other designs.
technically there was very good solution and designs for this requirement.
congratulation winner Bros.

sldraftingdesign

Designer

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:18:29 +0000
how exactly does the 1st winner meet the mounting to wall or strap criteria?

Christoph

Buyer

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:54:01 +0000
Thank you all for this awesome designs!

I have selected 3 winners, I am sorry for everyone who I can not select :(
I am sure there will be more contests from me.

Thank you all for taking part.

Kafshdouzi

Designer

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:58:39 +0000
Hi,
what is next step? anybody knows when result will announce?

ODBDesign

Designer

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:24:02 +0000
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. The texture is carbon fibre, the most cost effective way to reproduce it is a vinyl wrap which is a cheap and durable coating. It could also be done with a process called hydrodipping.

Christoph

Buyer

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:06:04 +0000
Thank you for this nice design!
How do you produce this texture? Can it be made by standard techniques?

sadem baaziz

Designer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:37:38 +0000

I hope I understood your question
:)

sadem baaziz

Designer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:35:52 +0000

Mount the bracket on the box with two countersunk screws M3 * 4mm

sldraftingdesign

Designer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:01:51 +0000
,I know how the mount works on a DIN rail, I almost used it, but my question is how do you screw yours into the wall when a DIN rail is not being used?

sadem baaziz

Designer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:51:56 +0000

Hi Mr sldraftingdesign
it's simple
Put the metal spring in their position and After that
Push against the metal spring upwards to mount the control box

Christoph

Buyer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:55:57 +0000
Almost haft-time with the contest, and there are some awesome models here already...
I am quite happy and as Aminegn suggested, I added another 100 $ for the second & third place to the contest to honor that.

If I can have a wish for that, it would be from the 5 nominated designs to be a touch more interesting/some more nuances added to the designs. The logo can basically be everywhere and some of the designs could be a bit less bulky.

sldraftingdesign

Designer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:41:09 +0000
I almost used that same DIN rail mount, however, how do you mount it to the wall?

sadem baaziz

Designer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:22:24 +0000
Hi Mr Christoph;
thank you for your comment.
Answer to question 1 :Yes it is necessary, but one can modify the design with the add a form that fit on the support.
Answer to question 2 : This is the easiest solution, just you can push up against the metal spring to release the Control-box

handsketcher

Designer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:10:38 +0000
Hi, Christoph,

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate it.

Btw, I have made some good renderings on same design. I can send them if you are interested ( & designs).
BR.

Christoph

Buyer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:08:54 +0000
Very good one. Definitely one of my favorites

Christoph

Buyer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:35:13 +0000
I like this one. Especially the mounting to the DIN rail. I have two questions:
- is it a custom made metal part that is needed for the mounting, I mean the spring-like part in grey?
- is it intended that one can take the box on and off without any tools, by pushing it upwards against the metal spring?

Thank you

ODBDesign

Designer

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:20:48 +0000
Please don't take it as an insult. I take it as a compliment when people copy aspects of my design. Thanks

sldraftingdesign

Designer

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:00:35 +0000
# 8...copy it...lol. Its the only way to mount it without opening the unit or having a built in track on the unit that can still snap in from the front without sliding from the side

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