Norton, Robert L.
The Cam Dynamics Test Machine (CDTM) was made to demonstrate cam operation and to test the dynamics of industrial cam-follower systems. Recent modifications made it inoperable in a classroom setting and revealed damage-causing flaws in the initial design. This project encompassed the redesign of the follower trains to eliminate those flaws. It also made the machine function in a classroom, improved the electrical wiring, and added storage space. Finally, the sensors were connected to a data acquisition board, and a Virtual Instrument was written to interpret their output voltages to aid future experimentation.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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