P15680: Oil and Bag Process Automation/public/
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Current revisions of working documents can be found in the Problem Definition Documents directory.
- Commercial aircraft engine nozzles currently require
an operation during production as a preventative measure
against possible rust development during long term
- To combat against rust, these fuel nozzles go through a process involving oil being flowed through the product at a specific programmed pressure and duration.
- Operators manually attach and remove nozzles to the lubrication fixture using varying couplers for this large volume oepration (approximately 300 tests per day)
- Repetitive back bending, wrist twisting actions pose ergonomic issues.
- Oil mist exposure also proves hazardous to operator
Project Goals:NOTE: Project goals are NOT customer requirements
- Automation of Lubrication System for CFM 56 Fuel
- Reduce Cycle Time: <=30 Seconds
- Reduce Change-over time:<= 2 minutes
- Reduce Ergonomic Issues: Reduce /eliminate wrist twisting, back bending actions
- System adaptable to other nozzle types/families
- Customer requirements are concepts and features the
customer expects implemented in the final prototype.
- The Customer Requirements are an interpretation of the customer's needs.
- Customer requirements have been approved by the customer, Jim Kalinski of AAT, on Friday, September 12th 2014.
Constraints:Limitations as per Project Readiness Package and Jim Kalinski of AAT:
- Must use existing oil flow system. (No longer a constraint, confirmed by Jim Kalinski on 9/2/14. MSD team CAN redesign oil flow system.)
- Proposed system footprint (dimensions) cannot be larger than current existing system.
- Budget of $5,000 low, $10,000 high
- The Engineering Requirements are the customer requirements translated to working measurable metrics, or design specifications.
- Engineering requirements have been approved by Jim Kalinski of AAT on Friday, September 12th 2014.
Solution Parking LotHere are some examples of concepts our team decided would not fit the current scope and constraints of the project, but possibly be considered for a follow on project.
- Robotic arms index nozzles in and out of chamber
- Linear actuator or conveyor used to index parts in and out
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
Link to Solution Parking Lot directory.