Foot Plate Track Design
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Foot Plate Track Adjustability Detailed Design Overview
The following information offers only a high level overview of the proposed designs, more details will be made available following the Detailed Design Review on 02/24/12
Selected Concept Review
Use two 80/20 linear motion sliders in conjunction with current track system. Sliders will be internal to the foot pads and will allow adjustability from 0" - 12".
For details about this concept please view the Concept Selection page.
Relevant Engineering Specifications
- SP1.0 A Small amount of weight addition is anticipated for this design. any amount of additional weight added will effect the overall design.
- SP2.0 The current proposed design is internal to the foot pads and should have no affect on Aesthetics.
- SP3.0 The current proposed design is requires minimal changes to the user set up and break down. There is an estimated maximum of 5 seconds additional time required for the proposed design.
- SP5.2 The proposed design must match the current N/S adjustability of 0" - 44"
- SP5.3 An adjustability of 0" - 12" was deemed acceptable for the customer, this adjustability is to accommodate an average stance, for a wider stance the foot pads may be removed from the track and separated.
- SP7.0 The proposed design should not effect the disassembled size of the system since the additional parts will be internal to existing pieces.
For details on all required specifications please view the Engineering Specifications page.
A 3D model was created showing the proposed design.
- A portion of the existing plastic box will have to be cut, these boxes are already custom cut to shape and assembled by BalancEngineering so it should add little additional cost to manufacturing.
- A locking mechanism for the pads so that they do not slide around unintentionally is still in development.
Prioritized Design Risks and Mitigation Plans
- Locking mechanism design not completed.
- * Reduce: Current backup plan is to use rubber rings around the point of entry of the slider bars to increase friction so that the sliding mechanism can not slide freely.
For a full list of identified project risks please view the Risk Assessment page.
Final Detailed Design Outputs
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