Preventing heat loss is as important as generating it from sustainable sources. Flowair, the Polish leader in the European HVAC industry, approached Aleto to design their next air curtain. The new addition to the existing portfolio of building technologies had to be available in four lengths: 1 m, 1.5 m, 2 m, 2.5 m, be mountable in horizontal and vertical orientation and be powered by energy-efficient EC fans. The Aleto team applied our tested methodological approach. After initial research, we devised a performance testing prototype that allowed precise adjustments of the angle and location of internal components to test the layouts for maximum performance and minimal energy consumption. Encouraged by excellent performance results, we also crafted the industrial design of the product to seamlessly complement even the most luxurious commercial spaces. Before releasing production parts to the client, we created two rounds of pre-production prototypes to ensure a thorough assessment of tolerancing, assembly sequence, assembly ease, material finishes, and product performance.
Throughout the design process, several types of prototypes are created. In the final development phases, a different approach is taken as most of the parameters and features are set. The focus then turns to details, evaluations of assembly procedures, and Colour, Material, and Finishes (CMF). Two rounds of pre-production prototypes were created before the final technical documentation was handed over to the client.