Student Team: Kurtis Turner, Taylor Hara, Andrew McMannis, Bryce Austin, Kenneth Hoener
Advisor: Taylor Wagemans
Sponsoring Organization: Haakon Industries
Liaison: Taylor Wagemans, Ryan Leahy
The goal of this project is to create an expandable coil mandrel for Haakon Industries. The current mandrels used are a set size. The mandrels damage the inside layers of the sheet metal coils used and consume a significant amount of time to install. Haakon wishes to eliminate this waste and shorten the installation time. We decided to create a mandrel with a pneumatic expansion system that will fit into the middle of the coil and expand to hold the coil in place. The new mandrel will fit the majority of the coils Haakon currently uses and will speed up the time to change coils in the sheet metal cutting machine. They will also be easy to expand to fit the inside of the coil with the simple connection of a pneumatic system.