P16602: Glass Cutting Machine Wire Supply, Movement and Takeup
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Glass cutting is an important process for companies in the glass industry. There are many different methods of cutting glass that produce different outcomes. A wire saw is a machine used to create multiple blanks at once while maintaining a prescribed thickness. A wire saw uses a single tensioned wire passed back and forth through a desired wire path. To accomplish this the wire is often spooled at each end. Wire saws create straight and even cuts without excessive waste or surface damage. The Meyer Burger DS 264 is our baseline. This machine was originally designed for the photovoltaic industry. Because of this, the machine is overdesigned, costly to run because of power draw, and complicated to run for low volume orders. There are models that are much smaller, but they are only designed to cut one blank at a time.

The goals of this project are to analyze the current wire spooling subsystem in Meyer Burger machine in order to find ways to scale down the spooling process. This will lead to the complete design of the spooling and tension subsystem. This design will be built and tested with thorough documentation every step of the way. The expected end result is a fully functional spooling and tension subsystem. This will be able to be successfully integrated into the overall wire cutting system. The main constraints on this project include: design space allotment, power draw requirements, safety requirements, and cross product cohesion for system integration.

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Wire Supply subsystem from Meyer Burger DS264 Wire Saw

Wire Supply subsystem from Meyer Burger DS264 Wire Saw

Project Name
Glass Cutting Machine Wire Supply, Movement and Takeup
Project Number
P16602
Project Family
Glass Cutting Machine
Start Term
2151
End Term
2155
Faculty Guide
Edward Hanzlik echeee@rit.edu
John Wellin jdweme@rit.edu

Team Members

Back Row: Jacob Klaus, Caleb Weeks, Fares El Tin, Joe Oddo Front Row: Hannah Micca, James Incavo, Sarah Brown

Back Row: Jacob Klaus, Caleb Weeks, Fares El Tin, Joe Oddo Front Row: Hannah Micca, James Incavo, Sarah Brown

Member Major Role Contact
Sarah Brown ME Facilitator slb4126@rit.edu
Fares El Tin ME Secretary fse5947@rit.edu
James Incavo EE EDGE Coordinator jdi1904@rit.edu
Jacob Klaus ISE Lead Engineer jak6288@rit.edu
Hannah Micca ME Project Manager hmm9777@rit.edu
Joseph Oddo EE Communication jro4524@rit.edu
Caleb Weeks ME Purchasing sxw6685@rit.edu






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