|Project Summary||Project Information|
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.
For more information, click on the following
Back Row: Jacob Klaus, Caleb Weeks, Fares El Tin, Joe Oddo Front Row: Hannah Micca, James Incavo, Sarah Brown
|Fares El Tin||ME||Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|James Incavo||EE||EDGE Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Jacob Klaus||ISE||Lead Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hannah Micca||ME||Project Manageremail@example.com|
Table of Contents
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
- Thanks to Wayne, Tom, Allen and Ray for their support!
- Thanks to Dr. Ramkumar, Edward Hanzlik, Thomas Bitter, Russell Phelps and John Wellin for their help!
- Thanks to David Cicero for help with our controls!