P14471: Vibration Test Apparatus II
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Project Statement

Cooper Crouse-Hinds Industries is a leader in the manufacturing of luminaires, an encased lighting system, for hazardous locations. These luminaires are placed in environments in which they are subject to harsh vibrational disturbances. Luminaires must meet the testing standards set in UL 844, which include vibration RPM and displacement, apparatus setup, and test duration. The company is currently using an outdated testing apparatus that must be set up using trial and error and then provides no feedback to the user. This project is a continuation of P13471 which started the process and has already built the eccentric drive mechanism. This phase of the project added the frame, motor, control and feedback system, safety features, and setup improvements.

Original Apparatus

Original Apparatus

Starting Design

Starting Design

Completed Design

Completed Design

Project Name
Vibration Test Apparatus II
Project Number
P14471
Start Term - End Term
2131 - 2133
Faculty Champion
Dr. Benjamin Varela
(585)475-4737
bxveme@rit.edu
Project Guide
Mike Zona
(585)298-7691
mfzddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Joe Manahan
(315)477-5768
Joe.Manahan@cooperindustries.com

Team Members

From left: Ashley Waldron, Claire Kobal, Nicholas Greco, Ryan Selig, Ronald Jimbo, Jacob Gardner, Brett Billings

From left: Ashley Waldron, Claire Kobal, Nicholas Greco, Ryan Selig, Ronald Jimbo, Jacob Gardner, Brett Billings

Member Role Major Contact
Brett Billings Project Leader Industrial Engineer bmb5013@rit.edu
Claire Kobal EDGE Master Mechanical Engineer cak4657@rit.edu
Jacob Gardner Team Member Mechanical Engineer jxg3400@rit.edu
Nicholas Greco Lead Engineer Mechanical Engineer ngg8828@rit.edu
Ronald Jimbo Team Member Electrical Engineer rsj8404@rit.edu
Ryan Selig Team Member Electrical Engineer res9403@rit.edu
Ashley Waldron Scribe Mechanical Engineer amw2371@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I MSD II

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Acknowledgements