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HDPQ Power Quality Instruments

_The Dranetz HDPQ® line of hand-held power quality analysis and energy management instruments is newly designed to incorporate a broad range of technical and usability features.  HDPQ’s are designed to be convenient to set up while establishing a new tough and modern design language for Dranetz.Machineart handled all aspects of the physical design working in collaboration with Dranetz engineers to define the electronic components arrangement and product volume, in addition to engineering the plastic parts and assembly for production. The main housing parts are molded in PC/ABS while the elastomeric boot is Santoprene thermoplastic rubber.

A value added feature is the design of the rear stand used to position the unit at a comfortable viewing angle when used at a table. The stand doubles as a wire management device to neatly rout cables away from the user’s work area.In addition to the stand a wide hook is mounted above the stand to enable hanging the device on the door of an electrical junction box, pipe, or whatever else may be handy. The hook also aids in guiding cables down to the gridded angled stand.

Machineart evolved the HDPQ design language to convey a “square jawed” toughness that utilizes 45 degree angled corners and chunky shapes.

Users’ experience with electronic instrumentation is primarily via the graphical interface so its look and feel must be as well designed as the exterior.Machineart developed display graphics for a basic set of screen layouts, defining the organizational grid, fonts, button shapes, and colors. Templates were produced to guide Dranetz’s software engineers in the design of all the screens in the navigational set.

Dranetz, headquartered in Edison, NJ is the leading provider of intelligent monitoring solutions for electrical demand and energy, as well as power quality.