P16603: Glass Cutting Machine: Work Piece Movement

Subsystem Design

Table of Contents

Team Vision for Subsystem-Level Design Phase

Subsystem Selection

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Bill of Materials (BOM)

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Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, Simulation

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Many of the teams feasibility analysis questions were addressed in the teams second Glass Fab visit. Our findings are summarized in the table below:

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Subsystem Schematics, Drawings, etc.



Two main requirements of motion: Applying Force and Maintaining Path. To accomplish the applying force part, we chose to use a Linear Actuator

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From this and looking through MSC Direct we came up with a few choices

Currently having difficulty selecting due to the duty cycle parameter, have contacted Duff-Norton about our situation.

Received a reply asking to clarify our operating time on 10/19/2015.

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The shafts, which define our movement range

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Shaft supports, which will be mounted to the housing “body”

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And the linear bearings, which allow our fixture to move along the shaft. Need to be sized for movement range, and magnitude of forces applied.


Detail View of the Dovetail and the Mounting Plate

Front View of the System

Known Dimensions


To view the PLC Selection data in more detail, click here.

These specifications came from the Rockwell Automation website for Programmable Controllers.

Risk Assessment

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Technical Questions for Phase IV

Plans for Phase IV

15 Week Plan

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