Innovation by collaboration:
People Creating Value is a design consultancy for integral product development offering a very extensive range of competences.
The people at People Creating Value are experienced specialists from various disciplines in integral product development, who create added value by generating and implementing new ideas. Integral product development embraces all the activities needed to get from a simple product idea – via a product portfolio – to fully-fledged products.People Creating Value combines the competences of professionals and consultants, and Physixfactor is a part of this group.
In this collaboration Physixfactor has supported many projects. Also the project which is described below.
An annular construction is used in an automatic coffee machine covered with a silicon ring. For maintenance reasons the silicon ring is taken out of the machine for cleaning. Dismantling the annular structure could only be done by the maintenance technician by using large forces with the chance of spoiling liquids or damaging delicate parts.. Ideally the forces should be between 10 to 14 N.