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Development of a Space Optimized Payment Terminal

Tunander, Anders and Sjöberg, Klas (2009) MMK920
Product Development
Abstract
This is the report of a master thesis in Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Design at Lund Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Dresser Wayne AB in Malmö. This master thesis aims to develop and design a new compact pay terminal for use at gas stations.

Before the end of 2010 a new standard for credit card handling will be introduced in most of Europe. This new standard is called EMV and involves reading a microchip on the card instead of the magnet strip used today. The change in standard makes the old payment terminals at gas stations obsolete and Dresser Wayne need to replace all the old ones with new EMV compatible terminals.

Because of this Dresser Wayne wanted to develop a single... (More)
This is the report of a master thesis in Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Design at Lund Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Dresser Wayne AB in Malmö. This master thesis aims to develop and design a new compact pay terminal for use at gas stations.

Before the end of 2010 a new standard for credit card handling will be introduced in most of Europe. This new standard is called EMV and involves reading a microchip on the card instead of the magnet strip used today. The change in standard makes the old payment terminals at gas stations obsolete and Dresser Wayne need to replace all the old ones with new EMV compatible terminals.

Because of this Dresser Wayne wanted to develop a single pay terminal unit that meets
all customers’ specifications regarding very small pay terminals and is EMV approved. The main focus of this project has been to fit a modern, and considerably larger, pin pad, card reader, display and receipt printer into the pay terminal. Due to the EMV standard the only component that could be replaced, with a different more compact one was the printer. Finding a new printer has been absolutely crucial for the success of this project so a large part of this thesis was to find, evaluate and test a new compact printer to use in the new pay terminal.

The methodology used in finding and evaluating the printer was based on Ulrich and Eppinger’s method for screening and comparing different products and ideas. Two printers were selected and tested in the climate chamber according to the methods for testing used at Dresser Wayne.

For the concept development phase known methods of product design and development
were used. After this process one concept was chosen for further development based on a
selection process. The developing and design work was done in a CAD environment
during the final developing stage and all the desired functions of the pay terminals were incorporated into the design. Aspects of insight protection, manufacturability, view angle, sealing against water and dust, assembly and maintenance were all taken into account in the final design.

The final pay terminal concept resulted in a prototype that visualized the design and allowed the functions to be tested and evaluated.

In order to make the pay terminal ready for production more development and testing is needed. The experiences derived from the prototype are also very important when the next step in the development process is taken. (Less)
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Tunander, Anders and Sjöberg, Klas
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MMK920
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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1496244
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2009-10-27 08:55:05
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  abstract     = {This is  the  report of a master  thesis  in Mechanical Engineering with  Industrial Design at Lund  Institute of Technology,  in  collaboration with Dresser Wayne AB  in Malmö. This master thesis aims to develop and design a new compact pay terminal for use at gas stations. 
 
Before  the  end of  2010  a new  standard  for  credit card handling will  be  introduced  in most of Europe. This new standard  is called EMV and involves  reading a microchip on the card  instead of  the magnet  strip used  today. The change  in  standard makes  the old payment terminals at gas stations obsolete and Dresser Wayne need to replace all the old ones with new EMV compatible terminals. 
 
Because of this Dresser Wayne wanted  to develop a  single pay  terminal unit that meets 
all  customers’  specifications  regarding  very  small  pay  terminals  and  is EMV approved. The main  focus  of  this  project has  been  to  fit  a modern,  and  considerably  larger,  pin pad,  card  reader,  display  and  receipt  printer  into  the  pay  terminal. Due  to  the  EMV standard the only component that could be  replaced, with a different more compact one was the printer. Finding a new printer has been absolutely crucial for the success of this project  so a  large part of this  thesis was  to find, evaluate and  test a new compact printer to use in the new pay terminal. 
 
The methodology used  in  finding  and  evaluating  the  printer was  based on Ulrich  and Eppinger’s  method  for  screening  and  comparing  different  products  and  ideas.  Two printers were  selected  and  tested  in  the  climate  chamber  according  to  the methods  for testing used at Dresser Wayne.  
 
For the concept development phase known methods of product design and development 
were used. After this process one concept was chosen for further development based on a 
selection  process. The  developing  and  design work was  done  in  a CAD  environment 
during the final developing  stage and all the desired functions of the pay terminals were incorporated  into  the  design.    Aspects  of  insight  protection,  manufacturability,  view angle,  sealing  against  water  and  dust,  assembly  and  maintenance  were  all  taken  into account in the final design. 
 
The  final  pay  terminal  concept  resulted  in  a  prototype  that  visualized  the  design  and allowed the functions to be tested and evaluated. 
 
In order  to make  the pay  terminal  ready  for  production more development and  testing is needed. The experiences derived from the prototype are also very  important when the next step in the development process is taken.},
  author       = {Tunander, Anders and Sjöberg, Klas},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Development of a Space Optimized Payment Terminal},
  year         = {2009},
}