2012-13 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Gearbox for a Laser-guided Boring Machine

Jeremy Van Dam, Daniel Hofland, Jordan Yntema

Sponsor: Vermeer Corporation

The AXIS Guided Boring Machine is a product that has been developed by Vermeer Corporation to perform non-invasive drilling in highly residential areas. The purpose of this project was to redesign the gearbox of the boring machine. Goals for this modification were to extend the life of the machine, make the gearbox waterproof, reduce the size of the machine, and reduce the noise level during operation.