A vulnerability in cash machines was being systematically exploited by thieves, who were stealing thousands of pounds a day. We moved quickly to deliver a design that would solve the issue, taking the project swiftly from concept to drawings to prototype. The approved solution was put into full scale production, delivered on time and within budget - and promptly installed on all machines to put a halt to the thefts.
Aardvark Embedded Solutions
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This client owns and manages around 3,000 cash machines, located in UK gaming outlets, which had become targets for relentless thieves. We were briefed to design a permanent solution that could be fitted on-site by the client’s usual engineers in a half-hour time slot, using tools, fixtures and fittings already there. Every day that passed without a solution cost our client money and risked their good reputation.
Once we knew the very specific parameters of the brief, we were able to use our experience to draw up concepts, develop a solution into a working drawing, rapid prototype and refining of the design. The design and development team generated drawings using Additive Manufacturing, which includes Solid Edge/Auto Desk CAD CAM Software, the prototypes were created in our 3D print suite.
Our prototype was put into full scale production within four weeks of being briefed, delivered on time and within budget. The component was subsequently installed on machines across the UK by the client’s own engineers, putting an end to the theft and preserving their integrity as trusted partners. We support their in-house design team with our own expertise and in-house resources - flexibly, collaboratively and economically, getting to the heart of their briefs and inventing ways to bring their ideas into being.
“Aardvark and Fabricon Design have collaborated on several designs over the last 10 years. Fabricon Design were instrumental in helping us to win contracts with a number of complete products, including an electric power tower, a horse racing betting kiosk and a kiosk to produce tickets for contactless card payments, as well as a number of much smaller projects that were used to update existing designs.” - Dave Bush, Director, Aardvark Embedded Solutions