Introduction to Engineering Lab 2 – 1 Assembling the Conveyor/Sorter Agenda Goal of today’s lab. Storing your team’s conveyor/sorter. Tool kits. Safety. Assignment. 1 Lab 2 Goal Assemble the complete conveyor belt. Storing conveyor/sorter Storage space constraints All materials must fit inside a storage bin 12” high, 18” deep, 12” wide. Storage space location and labeling. Must remove the sorter for storage Tool Kits One kit per table. Tools in each kit labeled. Contents of each kit listed. Inventory kit at beginning and end of lab. Report any missing tools to the instructor immediately. Safety Review No dangling jewelry or loose clothes. Close-toed shoes. Be careful with sharp corners. Recall location of phone and first-aid kit. Report ALL injuries. Conveyor Parts List 2 36” angle iron 3 17” angle iron 1 20” angle iron 2 10” angle iron 13 nuts and bolts 2 rollers 1 Plexiglas pulley 1 o-ring 1 motor 1 canvas belt 1 steel sheet 1 trim angle iron Conveyor Parts Conveyor Assembly Steps Inventory parts Assemble frame Preliminary truing Finish frame Finish assembly Test and true Frame Assembly Lay out side rails using roller for spacing Attach cross (17”) piece at second wide holes Tighten nuts finger tight Frame Assembly Attach cross (20”) piece at fourth side holes, as shown Tighten nuts finger tight Preliminary Truing Measure diagonally from axle to axle (see next slide) Adjust frame alignment until the diagonal measurements are the same Fully tighten nuts and bolts, taking care not to disturb frame alignment Preliminary Truing Finish Frame Attach diagonal braces (17”) Attach feet and adjust for maximum height Fully tighten all nuts and bolts Finish Conveyor Slide belt over pulleys Attach rollers, o-ring and belt Finish Conveyor Attach motor Finish Conveyor Insert belt support sheet Test and True Test belt If necessary, attach trim piece Widening the roller separation on one side tends to make the belt move away Lab 2 Report Complete assembly of conveyor belt. Test and adjust the conveyor Observe the behavior of the test objects Disassemble the conveyor Prepare written report following format in Project Description. Remember – a person not on your team should be able to build your system from the sketches in your report.