P09310: Automatic Shift Controls for ATV

Select Product Concept(s)

Table of Contents

Step 1. Prepare the Selection Matrix

Four concepts for the pneumatic cylinder were developed to be ranked according to their satisfaction of customer needs and design specifications. These include safety, durability, lifetime, speed, weight, cost, size and installation.


Step 2. Rate the Concepts

Step 3. Rank the Concepts

Design Pugh Diagram

Step 4. Combine and Improve the Concepts

Step 5. Select One or More Concepts

Step 6. Reflect on the Results and the Process

Team decided to scrap the entire pneumatic system in favor of an electric cylinder.

Energy Usage - Pneumatic vs. Electric (xls)

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