Rugged Pistol Grip: Porticos
Porticos, a product design and product development engineering consulting firm in Morrisville, NC, continues to revolutionize the world of hardware engineering and innovative technology development. One of Porticos’ most innovative projects to date is their involvement in the development of a rugged pistol grip.
Symbol Technologies, an American manufacturer and worldwide supplier of mobile data capture and delivery equipment, headquartered in Holtsville, NY, is currently a subsidiary of Zebra Technologies (Lincolnshire, IL). When Symbol Technologies came to Porticos’ hardware engineers, the rugged pistol grip accessory proved to be an engineering and concept modeling challenge. It was a challenge Porticos was excited to meet and execute, as well as a project that remained in line with Porticos’ area of expertise.
Mechanical Concept Design Of Rugged Pistol Grip
In order to most effectively create the ergonomic geometry required for the pistol grip, a high-proficiency pro engineer was necessary. From an engineering perspective, it was essential for the rugged pistol grip to pass the rugged testing that Symbol Technologies’ products have a reputation for.
In addition to the necessity to pass a ruggedness test, the interface to the main unit had to be simple yet secure, while also accommodating a large number of critical interfaces. Porticos’ hardware engineers provided all of the mechanical design concepts and executed the development of this product, all the way up to the successful transition to the production manufacturing source.
Porticos is proud to be part of such an innovative, essential project, and continues to strive to create forward-thinking technology that will make as much of a mark in 40 years as it does today.
Symbol Technologies was ultimately satisfied with the concept design and execution of the rugged pistol grip, and it is currently being used in today’s market. Porticos’ hardware engineers were happy to collaborate with Symbol Technologies and offer up their expertise to ensure the production of the product was what would best suit consumers and the company overall.