Faculty Advisor

Norton, Robert L.

Abstract

In an assembly process for razor blades, currently an index-dwell mechanism is used to load blades from a magazine onto the machine's nests. To improve productivity, we developed a continuous-motion mechanism capable of moving 1500 ppm. The final design consists of fifteen tools rotating around the stationary cam. A blade loader slices blades off a stack and delivers them to the tool, which matches the velocity of the nests and releases the blades onto the nest within a precise location.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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