Custom Design Services
Device Technologies has been designing and manufacturing specialty wire protection, cable management and fastening solutions for over three decades. By introducing products like Spring-Fast® Composite Grommet Edging and Fast-Drop™ Radius Control Modules (RCM) for fiber optic cabling, DTi has earned a reputation as one of the industry’s leading developers of wire management technology.
This new service is a real opportunity for manufacturers to have DTi’s successful lines of products customized to fit their own product’s needs. Through a thorough process of data collection and collaboration with the customer, DTi is able to quickly design aspects of their product line to work with their customer’s solutions.
“From our point of view, we don’t just build grommets, standoffs, fiber optic radius control modules,” said Hector Petri, Device Technologies’ Founder. “We build enduring business relationships with solutions that work.”
When a customer wants to utilize the custom engineering and design service, DTi begins with a confidential conversation with them to determine what design modifications are desired. A non-disclosure agreement is signed between the two companies.
The data collected is then incorporated into a modified usable design. The new design is then presented to the customer as an engineering design proposal. Once a design is agreed upon, prototypes are produced, and evaluated for form, fitting, and functionality. The custom piece then gets manufactured for use in the customer’s product.
“Our growth with new products is a result of superior technical and customer service by keeping a constant dialogue with our customers’ new niche products, “ said Steven O’Loughlin, Application Engineer for Device Technologies.
This service is available for the entire line of Device Technologies’ products.
Real World Solutions
When a leading developer of innovative fire stopping solutions wanted to improve on their product line, they looked to Device Technologies.
In a collaborative effort, DTi developed a custom Bend Radius Control Module (RCM) that would simply snap onto a customer’s product. The new RCM was designed and manufactured with a reliable fire-retardant and impact resistant UL94 V-0 polycarbonate material, while providing a minimum bend radius for CAT 5 cables, assuring consistent data transmission which is of the utmost importance in the transmission of information through fiber.
“The Device Technologies RCM is a unique and valuable tool for routing network and fiber optic cable,” said a DTi customer. “We were able to work with the engineers at Device Technologies to modify the design of the RCM to incorporate a new type of fastener that would make the part snap on easily to the product. The result is a more versatile product that we can offer to our customers.”