Trane is a world leader in air conditioning systems, services and solutions. Trane helps customers succeed by providing innovative solutions that optimize indoor environments through a broad portfolio of energy-efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building, contracting and energy services, parts support and advanced controls for homes and commercial buildings.
Our project for Trane was to help develop a new and modern unit ventilator systems that would take place in the setting of classrooms and offices. The main goal of the project was to design a modular air system that is able to accommodate fitting in various widths and in various mounting situations. It was necessary for us to design a system that can also share parts to help eliminate production costs.
The clever answer to the design goal was to create an extendable center piece using sheet metal while capping off the ends with an injection moulded corner. The vents were a very important piece to the design problem as they had to be added in 6″ modular sections.