|Project Summary||Project Information|
Throughout the amusement industry, there is a constant need and desire to increase throughput on rides and attractions. Currently, most rides require manual operation of restraints either by amusement park patrons and/or ride operators. These manual systems can be difficult to actuate and put strain on both patrons and operators. Advanced Concepts in Manufacturing (ACM) would like to reduce the amount of manual work required to dispatch a train and decrease the time required to safely secure patrons. By developing a fully automatic extending and retracting hydraulic restraint system, restraints can be raised and lowered without any physical input from a patron or ride operator. This will relieve strain on patrons and ride operators and increase ride throughput by eliminating the need for each restraint to be positioned individually.
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MSD I: Edward Hanzlik
MSD II: Don Pophal
Eric Wellington, ACM, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mike Troise||Mechanical Engineering||EDGE and CAD Specialistemail@example.com|
|Robert Cybulski||Mechanical Engineering||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Stelmack||Industrial Engineering||Facilitator/Statistics Leademail@example.com|
|Alison Wright||Mechanical Engineering||Fluids Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robb Foote||Electrical Engineering||Electrical Leademail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation and Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
- Thank you to our sponsor ACM, and their VP and Hydraulics Specialist Eric Wellington, for all of their help and support throughout the project and for sending us one of their hydraulic cylinders.
- Thank you RIT Alum Scott Porter and Kaman Automation for your help with procuring a ball screw for our system.
- Thank you to all park personnel we spoke to who contributed to our research.
- Thank you to Irvine Ondrey Engineering for answering our electrical system and programming questions.
- Thank you Joshua Bush, RIT student who created an interim spanner wrench for us.
- Thank you Chris Williams at Horizon Solutions for help with screw calculations.
- Thank you Jim Styner, formerly of RMC for his input during our design reviews.
- Thank you RIT Professor John Bonzo for input on purchasing/manufacturing of a ball screw.
- Thank you to Jan, Rick, and Craig in the RIT machine shop for their tireless efforts into making sure our project was completed.
- Thank you to Gary Houdini, MSD Guide who reviewed all of our drawings and provided manufacturing and drawing advice.