Design process

Designing Flexible Products for 24/7 Control Room Environments

At ActivConsole, we pride ourselves on our ability to continually produce customised solutions tailored for each customer. Our skilled in house designers specialise in taking in all your specific requirements and tailoring a solution that meets your needs. Whether it be a complex, tri-level height adjustable control room workstations with individual operator applications or one of our standard models with just a slight hint of customisation, our designers cater for all requests and aim to ensure a practical and safe workplace for the end user.

To give you some more insight into how a standard design takes place, our design process can be briefly split into the following defined steps:

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Client Liaison

Everyone is different. That’s why customer involvement in the preliminary design stages of any project is crucial. The information and feedback that we obtain in these early stages help us to develop a product that suits your requirements ergonomically, for maximum efficiency, productivity and safety.

Control room size, access and traffic patterns

  • Number of operators working at any one time
  • Hardware and equipment requirements
  • Communication patterns between operators
  • Resources and equipment sharing
  • Lighting

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Concept Development

Once we have all the information required, we commence our concept development stage. This includes analysing collated data, sketching out possible solutions and developing an overall basis for the project. Close attention is paid to all control room Australian and international standards during this stage. We involve our clients frequently during the conceptual stages to assure we are addressing the relevant issues.

Our designers are constantly pushing the boundaries of control room console operation. By using good ergonomic practices as a basis for concept development, the outcome is a product that is safe and efficient to operate, up to date with current trends and componentry, and most importantly, constantly evolving.

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3D Detail Design

Using state of the art CAD tools we take our concepts and develop them in to refined solutions. 3D files are tested and sent for approval by the client before manufacture.

The latest CAD software allows us to not only design and simulate ideas quickly, but to communicate these ideas to our clients in 2D or 3D formats. This communication throughout the design stages is critical for the final product to enable the end user to perform to their maximum ability.

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Manufacture

Our control room consoles are all locally manufactured in Melbourne to ensure fast turnaround on projects, and quality assurance on all aspects of the product.

The strong and lightweight aluminium framework allows our designers to customise to almost any shape for any application.

The final products are manufactured to your most stringent quality standards and deadlines, ensuring that you walk away satisfied and most importantly, the operators themselves can now work comfortably in a safe, efficient and productive environment.

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Installation

If anyone knows our product, it’s us. All consoles are assembled and tested in a controlled environment before packing and shipping to the site location. Our experienced technicians can install your console on site ensuring a safe, fast and stress free installation process.

Lineal Representation of Our Typical Iterative Design Process

Stage 1
  • Client Liaison

    ClientLiaison

  • Concept Development

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  • 3D Detail Design

    3DDetail Design

Stage 2
  • Client Liaison

    ClientLiaison

  • Concept Development

    ConceptDevelopment

  • 3D Detail Design

    3DDetail Design

  • Ergonomist Review

    Ergonomist Review

Stage 3
  • Client Liaison

    ClientLiaison

  • 3D Detail Design

    3DDetail Design

  • Manufacture

    Manufacture

  • Ergonomist Review

    Ergonomist Review

Stage 4
  • Client Liaison

    ClientLiaison

  • Installation

    Installation

  • Ergonomist Review

    Ergonomist Review

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