Presentation Title

California Screamin' Linear Induction Motors (LIM's) Project

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

HUB 302-17

Type of Presentation

Poster

Abstract

Our team is currently working on simplifying an issue that Disney faces with the attraction, California Screamin’. The attraction is powered by Linear Induction Motors which use electromagnetic induction that produce motion. Each motor is made up of a set of heavy stators and cables. The current process of removing these stators is very tedious and difficult. Our main focus on this project is at the incline of the attraction. Workers have to manually remove and install the stators by carrying them up several flights of stairs to reach the incline. This requires a lot of time and effort due to the weight of the stators. The stators have an average life cycle of six to ten years. Certain replacements have to be made every six to ten weeks since all the stators do not wear out at the same time which creates a high demand of frequent labor. The objective of this project is to design and implement an ergonomic mechanism to aid in the removal and installation of the stators at the incline. The design will consist of a transportation tool of some sort that can be installed as well as removed from the track. In addition, this transportation tool will be powered by a winch. The winch will transport it to the desired location on the incline. Our design will implement an independent braking system from the track. As a result, the cart has to have its own set of brakes to prevent it from slipping down the track. By implementing a transportation tool that can carry approximately two stators, this will simplify the workload and reduce the time of the process.

During the conference, our team will present the system requirements as well as conceptual designs and design process.

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California Screamin' Linear Induction Motors (LIM's) Project

HUB 302-17

Our team is currently working on simplifying an issue that Disney faces with the attraction, California Screamin’. The attraction is powered by Linear Induction Motors which use electromagnetic induction that produce motion. Each motor is made up of a set of heavy stators and cables. The current process of removing these stators is very tedious and difficult. Our main focus on this project is at the incline of the attraction. Workers have to manually remove and install the stators by carrying them up several flights of stairs to reach the incline. This requires a lot of time and effort due to the weight of the stators. The stators have an average life cycle of six to ten years. Certain replacements have to be made every six to ten weeks since all the stators do not wear out at the same time which creates a high demand of frequent labor. The objective of this project is to design and implement an ergonomic mechanism to aid in the removal and installation of the stators at the incline. The design will consist of a transportation tool of some sort that can be installed as well as removed from the track. In addition, this transportation tool will be powered by a winch. The winch will transport it to the desired location on the incline. Our design will implement an independent braking system from the track. As a result, the cart has to have its own set of brakes to prevent it from slipping down the track. By implementing a transportation tool that can carry approximately two stators, this will simplify the workload and reduce the time of the process.

During the conference, our team will present the system requirements as well as conceptual designs and design process.