Custom Thermal Solutions

We’ve honed a unique way of doing things.
We call it Brilliant By Design. 

Thermocraft Thermal Solutions

Thermocraft designs qualifies, builds, and tests custom refrigeration systems that you can trust. We build subassemblies that include copper tube assemblies, brazing and complete refrigeration system and coils.

Complete Refrigeration System
Heat Exchanger & Coil
Assembly
Mechanical
Aseembly
Copper Tube
Bending & Fabrication

1. Discover

The system design and your business requirements are converted into engineering requirements for the product. Then the project planning activity is based on the schedule, budget, risk, and initial product requirements. This process is best done as a collaborative team effort with you, as you have the deepest understanding of the market needs, user requirements, and overall cabinet design. 

Deliverables: 

Completing the questionnaire for refrigeration system design

Approving the project development plan (including plans for electrical, quality, systems, and mechanical)

Discovery Meeting

Audit & Research 

Measurement & Evaluation

Stakeholder Engagement

Custom Condensing Units

2. Design

The detailed design phase starts with defining options for the product architecture, with the goal of having the greatest chance of successfully meeting product requirements while best mitigating risk. Some engineering activities in this phase include presenting options for system components, outlining the system’s overall size, sequence, and state diagrams, creating a rough solid model, and breadboarding of high-risk subsystems. Results are presented with a description of the pros, cons, and key tradeoffs for each scenario.

Deliverables: 

Thermodynamic Strategy 

System Component Selection

Design Mockups & Prototypes 

Stakeholder Engagement & Performance Architecture Presentation

Create

3. Create

 

3A. Prototype 1 Design, Build and Tes

Phases 3A and 3B are typically the largest efforts in the product development journey, where the specific implementation for all disciplines occurs (mechanical and electrical design, systems, software, manufacturing, and quality). At this stage, we start the engagement with different suppliers to obtain product samples, get the main suppliers involved to provide additional manufacturing/design input on the system. Because this product will have stringent testing or certification requirements, pre-screens are performed in this phase prior to formal regulatory agency testing such as ATEX, UL, or ETL.

Deliverables: 

Build a prototype sample

Electrical schematics

Layout 3D CAD files

Design failure mode, and effect analysis (FEMA)

Test plans and reports

Unit build plan – from prototype to pre-production

 Initial Bill of Materials (BOM)

cost analysis, and manufacturing process identification.

 
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3B. Prototype 2 and ….. Design, Build And Test
 
Phase 3B iterates on the learnings of Phase 3A and involves a refined prototype build of a fully integrated system. (Addition Prototypes might be required).  All requirements are intended to be tested, and at the end of Phase 2, there will be confident that the units will pass verification in Phase 3. The Bill of Materials is further refined, and the team updates the estimate for the per-unit cost of the product by receiving final pricing from vendors and suppliers based on EAU.
 
 
 

Deliverables: 

Updated prototypes

Update schematics and layout

3D CAD files and 2D drawings

Verification/test plans

Bill of Materials (BOM) update

Cost, build, and quality plan development

Your approval

4. Verify

This phase occurs once the detailed design is complete, and prototypes are built with manufacturing-representative quality and detail. Per Franke’s requirements, more extensive, formal testing is performed, such as life, reliability, safety, environmental, drop, and vibration….. The design and manufacturing team at Craft work closely to enable a smooth transfer. 

Deliverables: 

Formal verification test reports are completed by the appropriate agencies

Final improvements are made

Production is planned

Activate

5. Activate

We take the product to mass production and our engineers are available to ensure quality is maintained and provide ongoing engineering support as needed.

Deliverables: 

Mass production with a continuous improvement mindset.

Planning the next stages of product revision from the feedback received from the market.

Looking for opportunities to improve quality, efficiency.

Reduce cost


Here is an example of how
we bring ideas to life:

The Craft Promise

Evolve & Grow

Original equipment manufacturers and distributors worldwide are growing their businesses with Craft today.

Bring your ideas to life today!

Your business needs to perform quickly, reliably, and in step with today’s ever-changing market. You need a partner that’s as responsive as you are. Put the power of Craft to work for you. 

Together we will redefine what’s possible. 

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