P16665: Gleason Hobbing Machine Force Applicator

Subsystem Design

Table of Contents

Background Information

Quick Project Overview

Gleason currently uses a test fixture in which the load is manually applied to the arbor in one static direction. In the subsystem design phase we went with our “Pivel Swivot” fixture, which was approved from the system design review, and split up all the subsystems to different individuals on the team. We were able to draw the fixture in Solidworks and apply simulations in order to see if our design can withstand the desired force. The owner of each subsystem found any parts or devices that needs to be bought from an outside source and listed them out with their respected price. The subsystems were necessary in order to come up with a successful design that can apply a multiaxial force from outside the machine instead of the design Gleason currently uses.

Team Vision for Subsystem-Level Design Phase

What We Planned to Do

What We Did

What Still Needs to be Completed

Subsystem Architecture

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Design Finalization

Complete Model

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Hydraulic Ram


Possible Options

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Drawing of Final Selection

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Enerpac RSM-50. Dimensions in inches.

Discussion with Mike indicated that a system for supplying the hydraulic pressure, similar to the one pictured below, could likely be provided by Gleason.

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Overload protection will be provided by an adjustable relief valve, set to a desired pressure given the application.

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Load Cell


Final Selection

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At one-half inch in thickness, Selected load-cell is the smallest available for the price. Since this load cell does not have threading, a holder will be designed and machined for it.

Load Cell Drawing

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Rotary Encoder/Accelerometer


Final Selection

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Clamp Drawing

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Connection to Arbor (at Clamp and Slide Design)


Pivot Drawing

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Connection to Work Piece and Load Cell


Final Selection

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Ball Joint Drawing

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Slide Design


Possible Options

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Current final selection is the roller bearing slide set.

Final Display/GUI design

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Flow of information from sensors to user.

Requirements for DAQ

Possible Options

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^Final Selection^


DAQ Pinout

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Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, Simulation

System Calculations

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Force Simulation of Individual Components

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Test Plan and Engineering Requirements

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Engineering Requirements and Test Plan

Bill of Materials (BOM)

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Risk Assessment

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Risk Assessment Document

Plans for Next Phase

Team Schedule (Gantt Chart)

Lessons Learned


Subsystem Design Review Feedback

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