Faculty Advisor

Radhakrishnan, Pradeep

Abstract

MilliporeSigma produces single-use assemblies for biological therapeutics. Due to a high degree of customization present, associated assembly processes are manual and don't necessarily scale, which leads to operator fatigue and inconsistencies. To overcome these challenges, detailed research of various aspects in the Danvers Mobius Production Unit was conducted. By using a structured design methodology ranging from studying the current operational model, interviews,and operational observations to process maps, different avenues for automation were identified. After collaborative generation of various automation concepts, tube-insertion was focused on. This is a challenging and repetitive process which causes operator fatigue. This report details the design, analyses and testing preformed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

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Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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