2009-10 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Ergonomic and Efficiency Improvement for Painting Window Sash Ends

Travis Coblentz, Tyler Lilly, & Alex Nykamp

Sponsor: Pella Corporation — Sioux Center Operations

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Working with Pella Windows, the team defined a process and built equipment to facilitate the painting of window sash ends. The design improved the ergonomics, process repeatability, efficiency, and cleanliness of the current process through the use of fixtures and automation. Upon completion, the machine will be placed into service as a part of a window manufacturing process at the Sioux Center plant.

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