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Office Automation Product

Office Automation Product - Project Rescue


Office automation controller

The Customer

A global office equipment and supply company partnered with Stilwell Baker to complete the launch of a new office automation product.

The Project

The company originally contracted with an offshore manufacturer for electronic design and assembly for a new product. However, the PCB and power supply delivered by the manufacturer had critical design faults. Stilwell Baker was engaged to rescue the project.

The Challenge

  • Original design was not functional.
  • Corrupted design files had to be re-constructed to ensure engineering integrity.
  • Power supply required two different supplies for 100-120V (Japan) and 240V volt operation.


The Result

  • Simple design with single-sided assembly and fewer layers in the circuit board.
  • New design files were checked and documented.
  • Universal-input power supply cut power dissipation by 50%, lowered cost, and met efficiency requirements.
  • Finished units passed all EMC and safety tests.