Faculty Advisor

Norton, Robert L.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design a better way of transporting an extruded foam product from a reel to a load head on an assembly. The problem was broken into five parts: splitting, indexing, cutting, merging and inserting. The splitting and cutting steps were already solved by the sponsor, so the team created solutions for the remaining three processes. They were solved in two subassemblies: a grabbing and indexing mechanism that provided movement to the product on a track, and a shuttle mechanism that merged the two lines of product and inserted them into the load head.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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