Fulleon Fire Alarm

Fulleon – Squashni Micro Fire Alarm Sounder

The Challenge

A leading manufacturer of alarm signalling devices, Fulleon Synchrobell, enlisted the help of the design engineering team at GX to help them develop a new design for a market leading fire alarm sounder. The sounder would need to be mounted on a ceiling and had to incorporate a tamper proof cap. The key challenge was to design a product that generated the sound level required in as low a profile as possible. In addition, the electronics engineers on the GX design team had to design new electronics that lowered the power consumption of the unit.

The Solution

The product development team at GX initially started looking at acoustic designs and related performance to design an alarm sounder in as compact a design as possible. There also needed to be a corresponding reduction of space internally to house the electronic hardware. The electronics engineers at GX designed a compact and ultra-low powered electronics module which nestled within the small space provided. To ensure that the sounder could still function once fire sprinklers were activated the design team chose to encapsulate the electronics in potting compound.

The Result

Before committing to production, the design team at GX provided CAD designs of the finished product along with fully functional working prototypes. This allowed Fulleon to assess the design and calculate production costs. The finished product required minimal assembly time and could easily be custom branded if necessary.