Project List – FALL 2009 Client (“skill”) Andersen Windows Enterprise -IE Contact Ross Manni Andersen Windows -- IE/ME Renewal by Andersen - Mike Peterson Steve Stockey, Travis Hibbard Andersen Windows – Bayport Manufacturing, – ME/IE Graco Manufacturing -ME Eric Hesse Solar Choice -- ME Keith McKinzie "Positively Minnesota" -Vocational Rehabilitation Services -- ME UMD/MIE research project -- ME Pat Hamon (VRS) and Tim Lindberg (Duluth School District) Dr. Debao Zhou UMD/MIE research project -- ME Dr. Ryan Rosandich Project Description The purpose of this project is to create a system of business measurements for enterprise facilities and real estate to understand and fully utilize the existing Andersen Corporation real estate portfolio. The successful completion of this project will allow the client, Andersen Corporation, to understand its current state performance and align resources towards successful completion of future state recommendations. The project objective is to increase double-hung productivity from 371 units per shift to 400 units per shift. The completion of this project will decrease the labor cost to produce a unit. In the fabrication area of the door plant there are two work centers that produce panel parts for assembly. Work center 1 fabricates rails (horizontal member of the door panel) and work center 2 fabricates stiles (vertical member of the door panel). Parts are sent through the process and at the end of the line inspected and sent out to be assembled. A select volume of these parts are protected by a blue film that goes over the white interior vinyl surface. It is the operators job to peel off this interior tape before the parts leave the work center. This task of peeling off the interior blue tape produces a very high ergonomic score. Design of Assembly system for counter/time device. The goal is to meet/exceed production needs and provide a more ergonomically feasible solution for Graco. A budget is proposed but can be changed depending on assembly performance. Design/Construct testing facilities for solar panels at UMD’s Farm. The project will involve instrumentation and monitoring of Door panels. The client wishes new system designs to be developed Develop a mechanism that can be attached and deployed from an electric wheelchair that would allow the chair user to temporally stand to perform work activities at their mobile job site. It can be deployed using “chair power” and may have remote controls mounted to allow the user to improve their mobility by moving the chain/walker device with them while stepping along. Bowel perforation during a colonoscopy results in a hole in the colon wall. Such injury generates surgical emergency for the patient since it threatens the patient's life. On average, this colonoscopy complication occurs in 1 of 1700 procedures. Although both the shape and the force of the scope body contribute to the perforation, the pressure between the scope body and the colon wall is the fundamental reason. In this project, the students will focus on making and testing a 16 by 16 sensor array. The involved working load is as follows: (1) Draw electrode CAD files and send to a MEMS company to manufacture; (2) Realize the power supply scanning circuit for the sensor array; (3) Using a function generator and a power supply to provide power for the circuit; (4) Using Matlab and corresponding hardware to realize the sensel scanning and testing of the system. Develop, build, and test a full-sized prototype for a robotic roadway message painter. The system will be a gantry-style robot capable of painting a nine-by-nine foot area and will be based on off-the-shelf linear motion components and readily available servo control hardware. The system will be mounted on a wheeled structure that will be manually rolled around for positioning and will be equipped with a standard pavement striping powered paint sprayer. Design the mobile mechanical structure for the robotic roadway message painter. Determine how all electrical and pneumatic components will be mounted to the structure. Investigate options for fabricating the structure and fabricate.