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Kocanda, Martin||Zinger, Donald S.||Demir, Veysel, 1974-

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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Department of Electrical Engineering


Bison Gear and Engineering Corporation is a motor manufacturing company. To ensure quality, Bison must test the current through its manufactured motors to verify that they are in proper operating conditions. The designed product provides an automated solution to measuring motor current of the 560 and 562 series Hollow Shaft Offset Gear motors under emergency power conditions. The product is user friendly and efficient. It requires minimal operator input and automatically tests the motor in the clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. The system delivers a pass or fail to the operator, and archives serialized motor current data at the end of each test. The product also includes a user interface which allows the operator to observe the maximum current, current range, and the time remaining before a pass or fail result is delivered. The supervisor interface allows the client to access previously tested motor data. The client supervisor has the ability to generate a query based on the following parameters: pass, fail, date or motor id. The report will provide the client with the date the motor was tested, the maximum current in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions, the current range in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions, and the pass or fail status of the motor. Accuracy of the current sensing circuitry is essential to ensuring the overall reliability of the final product as determined by the Failure Mode Effect Analysis. In product testing, it was found that the current sensing circuity was highly accurate, and the device functioned properly.


17 pages




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