Advisor(s)

David Mikesell, PhD
Ohio Northern University
Mechanical Engineering
d-mikesell@onu.edu

Heath LeBlanc, PhD
Ohio Northern University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
h-leblanc@onu.edu

Document Type

Conference Proceedings

Location

ONU McIntosh Center; Wishing Well

Start Date

22-4-2022 12:00 PM

End Date

22-4-2022 1:00 PM

Abstract

This capstone enhancement involves the design and creation of a prototype for a Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing (WMM) 1004 EL machine. The solution reduces the amount of time required for die changeovers and eliminates the need for any tools is to be developed in order to reduce the amount of down time for Wauseon’s customers. The Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing (WMM) 1004 EL is a machine which forms the end of up to 1” diameter metal tubing. Customers of Wauseon purchase their machines to manufacture tubing for a wide variety of industries. Each individual product and size of tubing requires a different set of dies to manufacture, and the process for changing dies is time consuming and requires the use of an Allen wrench to loosen 10 fasteners. The capstone enhancement focused on the design of a mechanism to speed up changeovers and reduce machine downtime. Such a mechanism will give WMM an advantage over their competitors as less down time means more products manufactured and thus more profit for customers who purchase Wauseon’s products.

Notes

This presentation is part of the Honors Capstone Enhancement Presentation series.

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Apr 22nd, 12:00 PM Apr 22nd, 1:00 PM

Design and Prototype of Toolless Die Changeover Mechanisms to be Implemented on Tubing End Former

ONU McIntosh Center; Wishing Well

This capstone enhancement involves the design and creation of a prototype for a Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing (WMM) 1004 EL machine. The solution reduces the amount of time required for die changeovers and eliminates the need for any tools is to be developed in order to reduce the amount of down time for Wauseon’s customers. The Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing (WMM) 1004 EL is a machine which forms the end of up to 1” diameter metal tubing. Customers of Wauseon purchase their machines to manufacture tubing for a wide variety of industries. Each individual product and size of tubing requires a different set of dies to manufacture, and the process for changing dies is time consuming and requires the use of an Allen wrench to loosen 10 fasteners. The capstone enhancement focused on the design of a mechanism to speed up changeovers and reduce machine downtime. Such a mechanism will give WMM an advantage over their competitors as less down time means more products manufactured and thus more profit for customers who purchase Wauseon’s products.