Mechanical 12 - Insert Fixture Automation


Student Team: Marc Bales, Verona Bravo, Cameron Erwood, Christopher Lomartire
Advisor: Tait Carroll
Sponsoring Organization: RANDL Industries
Liaison: Bob Hagerty

    RANDL Industries manufactures square electrical boxes equipped with plastic inserts for handling telecommunication cables.  Market demand and cost pressures for this product justify automating the manufacturing process.
    ME-12 was tasked with integrating the insert attachment process designed by the ME-11 design team into an efficient automated system.  The boxes from the previous stage would be placed onto a conveyor, which takes the boxes to the insert attachment process and then away to the next stage in the overall manufacturing process.  The design currently requires some operator involvement and will accommodate future expansions and additional automated processes.


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