Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.


This MQP develops and implements a plan for integrating a modern motion-control system into an existing piece of manufacturing equipment. The application is on a Jones & Lamson 4512 Combi chucker lathe produced in 1979 and originally configured with a Bendix 892 NC. The replacing motion-control system consists of a Galil DMC-2030 and a PC. The main areas addressed are position sensing, system specification and integration, PLC programming, machine-operator and machine controls and electronics. The selection method and integration choices of position sensing devices is covered, as well as the specific sensors used in the new system.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002


Manufacturing Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering