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Experimental Silo Packer. Team 7 - Project 99.07. Team Members: J. M. T ate, J. A cheson, P. S ullivan, and A. A bumohor Advisor: Dr. J. Glancey Sponsor: Dr. Limin Kung. Introduction: Silo Basics. Problem. Experimental Silo Packer.

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team 7 project 99 07

Experimental Silo Packer

Team 7 - Project 99.07

Team Members:

J. M. Tate, J. Acheson, P. Sullivan, and A. Abumohor

Advisor: Dr. J. Glancey Sponsor: Dr. Limin Kung

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Experimental Silo Packer

Mission: The purpose of our team is to design and build a means to quickly and reproducibly load a test silo without requiring extensive manpower.

Approach: We will use the Total Quality Design Process, through the SpreadSheet Design Process on Microsoft Excel.

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Academic

Dr. Limin Kung

Dr. Martin Stokes

Dr. Joseph Harrison

Industrial

Mr. Chris Rhoden

Ms. Carol Myers

Customers

  • Agricultural
    • Mr. Richard Morris
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Updated Wants: 1-5

1) Reproduce Desired Results

2) Not Physically Demanding

3) Fast Operation

4) Simple Operation for User

5) Low Cost

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Updated Wants: 6-10

6) Easy to Clean

7) Easy to Repair

8) Easily Transportable

9) Variable Silo Size

10) Easy to Store

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System Benchmarks

  • Stokes Pneumatic Loader
  • Stokes Front End Loader
  • Trash Compactors
  • Shotshell Loaders
  • Pharmaceutical Capsule Filling Machines
  • Soda Can Crushers

Main Competitor: Stokes Pneumatic Loader

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Functional Benchmarking

Functions:

  • Compacting Devices
  • Material Transport
  • Container Transport
  • Pressure and Load Sensors
  • User-Interface Controllers
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Compacting Devices

  • High-Velocity Blowing Compactor
  • Distributed Weight Packer
  • Rolling Compactor
  • Hydraulic Power Press
  • Extrusion Screw

Best Practice: Pneumatic Piston

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Material Transport

  • Bagging Lawnmower
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Two-Stage Silage Blower
  • Multiple Ram Silage Mover
  • Screw Feeder

Best Practice: Screw Feeder

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Container Transport

  • Case Conveyor
  • Cola Bottling Line
  • Cigarette Packing Apparatus

Best Practice: Conveyor Belt

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Pressure and Load Sensors

  • Pressure Transducer
  • Load Cell
  • Piezoelectric Pressure Sensors

Best Practice:

Piezoelectric Pressure Sensors

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User-Interface Controllers

  • Computer Keyboard
  • Foot Pedal
  • Video Game Controller
  • Push Button

Best Practice: Foot Pedal

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Concepts

Pros and Cons based upon metrics and target values

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Concept 1

Feeding Mechanism: ScrewForce Control: MechanicalSink Depth: Feed Stopping Switch

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silage

Downward Force

finger

Cut off switch

Concept 1

Metrics

Pressure per layer

Change in pressure per layer

Price

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Concept 2

Force: Pneumatic PistonForce Control: ValveFeeding Mechanism: Linear Reciprocating Feeder

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8.25in

Concept 2

Again, we start by installing one stopper into the minisilo.

Stopper

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Concept 2

Minisilo

Clamp

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Concept 2

Add silage

Metric

User actions

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Concept 2

The reciprocating feeder pushes the silage into the packing chamber.

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Concept 2

Packer is driven by the pneumatic piston

Metrics

Pressure per layer

Change in pressure per layer

Price

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Concept 2

Red marks

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Concept 2

2nd stopper is installed at the proper sink distance.

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Schedule

  • New approach
  • Actual to date
  • Detailed to next presentation
  • Generic remainder of time
  • Estimated budget