Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

This project involved the redesign of a two decade old single screw plastic extruder. Diagnostics and troubleshooting revealed a malfunction in the motor controller resulting in motor failure. The specifications for a new motor controller were developed that can make the machine fully operational. Design and construction of a cooling system was also needed to maintain the structure of the extruded molten plastic as it exits the die.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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