P08351: Conveyence Systems Design


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Parlec Inc is a local company established in Fairport, NY in 1948. Occupying over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space, their six major product lines consist of more than 8,000 individual products. Within these six product lines, Toolholding is one of their most profitable product lines. Parlec Toolholding solutions are manufactured to maintain precision, functionality and durability.

Toolholding is one of the product lines, machined and assembled in the Parlec facility at Fairport, NY. The complete assembly process of this line currently consists of four operations: assembling, lasering, oiling and packaging.


Automated Oiling System - Project Overview

The focus of this project will be the automation of the currently manual oiling operation of the Toolholding assembly process. This operation is meant to lubricate the toolholder, which is made of steel, to avoid oxidation and rusting of the product. At this time, the oiling process consists of an operator that manually sprays oil on the toolholder with the use of a nozzle. This leads to an operator-driven task, with a great chance of error, inconsistency and ultimately a rusted and defective product.

The following Product Realization Process (PRP) is meant to asses the construction of an oiling machine. This machine is a controlled automated system based on a continuous conveyor loop and a dipping tank. The purpose of this equipment is to have a consistent oiling process, decreasing human error by completely dipping the toolholders in oil, leaving no surface area without lubrication, and therefore diminishing quality deficiencies.

Check the following link for a view of the initial conceptual design. Please, save the file on your desktop and then open it, otherwise it could lead to technical difficulties.

Automated Oiling Machine Features.doc

Administrative Information

Project Name: Automated Oiling Machine
Project Manager: Matt Zapotoski
Project Number: P08351
Project Family:
Start Term: 2007-2
End Term: 2007-3
Faculty Guide: Dr. James Taylor
Faculty Consultant: John Bonzo
Primary Customer: Parlec Inc.
Customer contact information:
Patrick Torres
Quality Manager
101 Perinton Pkwy, Fairport NY 14450

Team Documents

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6: Concept Design Review

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9: Detailed Design Review

Week 10: Project Review

Week 11

Week 14

Week 16

Week 19

Week 20

Design Reviews:SD1

Concept Review

Detailed Design Review

Project Review

Design Reviews:SD2

Project Review


Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

System Level Design

Product Architecture

Detail Design

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Robust Design

Design for the Environment and Sustainability

Design for Reliability

Design for Safety

Testing and Refinement


Published Documents

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Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

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