Faculty Advisor

Norton, Robert L.

Center

Gillette Boston (old MQP)

Abstract

The sponsor company encountered problems with a station on an assembly machine designed to detect an empty and open condition on a nest. Current detector was found to be problematic, causing many false positives and unnecessary machine stops. These problems are caused by small tool stroke and failed insulations on electrical contacts. The solution includes a mechanical linkage to increase tool stroke and a noncontact through beam sensor. Prototype of the design proves to be successful during full-speed testing.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2009

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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