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dc.contributor.supervisor Labossiere, Paul (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Klaassen, Phillip
dc.contributor.author Lee, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Sowiak, Jared
dc.contributor.author Wu, Xiangnan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-17T15:48:05Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-17T15:48:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/35545
dc.description.abstract The project arises as the sponsor, Conviron, is facing several problems with current methods used to assemble their Space Saver product line of controlled environment units. The particular product consists of two main components; a lower cabinet where the controlled environment is contained, and the machine top that sits on top of the lower cabinet. Current methods for lifting the machine top on to the lower cabinet include using a fork lift, a Genie SLC-18, or manually lifting it. All three of these methods present their own set of problems, whether it be damaging the lower cabinet during installation, requiring a large amount of surface area and height to accomplish the task, or putting employees at risk of injury. For these reasons, the Do You Even Lift design team was tasked with designing a custom lift for Conviron. The design of the lift encompasses the structural components, as well as the lifting mechanism. The overall structure was designed to maintain height that is lower than the height of the Space Saver unit being assembled, and contains height adjustments to account for a range of height restrictions. The structure wraps around the machine top when lifting to limit the footprint required for operating in tight spaces. The lift is designed to break down into four major components, resulting in a lift that is easily portable, and can be assembled and transported by a single employee if required. Furthermore, all components assembled and disassembled at the job site are connected using pins for the purpose of easing the assembly and disassembly process and help decrease required set-up time. A pulley and winch system was chosen such that the lift is able to operate anywhere in the world; not depending on any outside source such as electricity or fuel. This resulted in a reliable lift that requires less maintenance and lower operating costs. The final dimensions of the assembled lift contains a footprint of 116 inches by44 inches and totals a weight of146.81 pounds. When disassembled, the largest component is 60.81 inches by44 inches for the footprint and weighs 39.01 pounds. The total... en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Conviron en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title Space Saver Lift Design en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) en_US


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