Avoiding the risk of mail room contamination from “white powder” attack is a key
security priority for many government and commercial establishments. This product
facilities the opening of suspect mail in a controlled environment.
This unit has a number of filters to ensure that any contaminants are contained within
the body of the unit. Should a incident arise then all openings and vents can be
locked down with the unit still powered up so that the filters continue to work and
scrub the air clean. Eventually the unit can be removed from site for controlled
Our role in this product development program was to advise the originator of the
product on product and design issues related to getting the product into product.
Originally the design specification called for a fully moulded body. However, as
volume was initially uncertain we recommended moving to a fabricated aluminium product
that would be quick and easy to get into production and avoid the very substantial
tooling costs that would otherwise have been incurred. A new control panel was devised
using solid state pressure sensors and analogue amplification/displays to avoid the
need to obtain EMC test certification thereby avoid another major set up cost whilst
allowing the technical file route to be used for CE marking.
A small production cell was then set up in-house to produce these units