School of Engineering & Technology
Senior Projects 2009-2010
Members of Team AIR
Team Automation Innovation Renovation is working on the computer/electronic aspects of the new robotics line. There are three electrical engineering and two computer engineering majors on the team.
(Automation Innovation Renovation)
- Devon Clark, EE
- Greg Kaiser, EE
- Brian Lucatch, CE
- Rob Penrose IV, EE
- Dereck Wonnacott, CE
- Lake Superior State University
Team AIR worked in partnership with Team PAS to remove and replace the existing Flow Assembly Line (L-Line) in LSSU's Robotics & Automation Lab. The new line will be used for instructional purposes by LSSU engineering and engineering technology students, robotics summer camp participants, and special industry projects.
The team designed the layout of the electrical, communication and PLC panels for the new four Staubli robot system.The design also included an upgrage to a centralized electrical disconnect to improve safety. Some of the major responsibilities included the electrical design and integration of all systems, conduit and wiring, robot and PLC programming, and vision system design and installation. To highlight the new line's capabilities, an automated assembly and disassembly of model zambonis was demonstrated.
ROBOT LINE REVEALED – Lake Superior State University engineering student Dereck Wonnacott from Team AIR (black polo shirts) of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., introduces a new robotics line to the public and student families during engineering senior project day at LSSU on April 30. Wonnacott and 10 student-colleagues formed two senior project teams that installed the $750,000 line, underwritten by grants and corporate equipment donations. Members of the partner team, PAS, are seen in white polo shirts. The line consists of four Staubli industrial robots, a programmable logic controller (PLC) with DeviceNet, a conveyor system, four vision systems, robotics tool changers, end of arm devices, and several other flow-line sensors and components. (LSSU Photo)
Links to the 2009-2010 Senior Project Teams: