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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.
- 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
- Roles and Responsibilities
- 3 Week Plan
- 1-Page Project Summary
- Team Organizational Chart
- Interview with Pat Torres
- Customer Needs
Week 6: Concept Design Review
Week 9: Detailed Design Review
Week 10: Project Review
Detailed Design Review
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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)