Senior Projects 2012-2013
Team AIM pictured from left: Faculty Advisor Prof. Jim Devaprasad; Project sponsors Diane Haig and Jason Marksino of Applied Manufacturing Technology; Erik Miller, EE; Mike Brown, MfgET; Josh Bodell, MfgET; and Jon Spencer, ME.
Team AIM: Automation in Motion
- Erik Miller, EE
- Mike Brown, MfgET
- Josh Bodell, MfgET
- Jon Spencer, ME
- Prof. Jim Devaprasad
- Applied Manufacturing Technology, Orion, MI
- LSSU Engineering
- Mr. Jason Markesino, AMT
Project Description: Robotics System IntegrationTeam Automation in Motion (AIM) designed, constructed, and integrated a robotics workcell into LSSU's robotics and automation lab. The workcell consists of four Fanuc robots mounted on a rotary index table that is controlled by an Allen Bradley programmable logic controller (PLC). The robotics workcell serves two purposes: First, it is an educational platform that will be used to train future LSSU engineering students, and second, a solar array assembly demonstration to showcase its operation. The software used for this project included: RoboGuide, Karel Editor, Teach Pendant Programming, Creo, BootP/DHCP Server, RSLinx, Logix5000, and Factory Talk Studio Machine Edition.
|Fanuc Rotary Index workcell uses 4 robots to assemble solar cells and test for bad parts.|
|Fanuc places solar wafers into cell framework||Complete cells are picked up and placed under light source projectd by roboto on right to test for bad parts.||Palletizing robot changes end-of-arm tool from gripper to suction to sort completed and tested cells onto separate pallets.|
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