This new design was intended as an enhancement to an existing five million units per year manufacturing line and therefore needed to be integrated as a complete system with automation, reliability, and throughput as driving requirements. The customer wanted a system that would perform the required calibration and store the data to a common database (also created by Syncroness). Each of five calibration scenes were required to allow variable temperature set points from 0 °C to 100 °C, requiring a calibration surface that could be heated or cooled while maintaining precise uniformity.
A top-down, systems-oriented approach was key for identifying the design features and integrating the sub-systems. This process started with systems engineers defining and distributing the requirements to lead engineers. The system architecture and requirements were developed and tracked using Model- Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) software.[...]