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“I chose LSSU expecting a very good engineering education. What I didn’t expect was faculty with real-world engineering experience and abilities, labs with real-world equipment, projects with real-world outcomes, and an entire campus staff with real interest in my success, as a student and yet today. My LSSU engineering education has created or supported every desired career opportunity. LSSU was absolutely the right place for me.”

Dan Goodrich,
Mechanical Engineering 1999,
Vehicle Test & Development,
Electronic Brake Systems Group

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Senior Projects 2009-2010

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Team Precision Automated Solutions

Members:

  • Drew Dewit
  • Jason Fall
  • Ryan Kruger
  • Wes Moilanen
  • Brandon Roy

Faculty Advisor:

  • Prof. Jim Devaprasad

Company:

  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

  • Mr. Jon Coullard

Project Description: Robotic Automation Flow Line - Mechanical

Team PAS, in partnership with team AIR, has designed and implemented a 4-robot automation flow line in LSSU’s robotics lab. The line consists of four Staubli industrial robots, a PLC with DeviceNet, a conveyor system, four vision systems, robotics tool changers, end of arm devices, and several other flow line sensors and components. The team selected and integrated a pallet conveyor system, designed and manufactured end-of-arm tooling, installed and integrated components, and provided PLC programming. Automated assembly of model zambonis will be demonstrated.

Links to the 2009-2010 Senior Projects Teams:

Analysis of 2,4-D in Sediment Samples Taken from Paradise Lake, MI

Benjamin McPhail

Two organizations from Paradise Lake, concerned for the environmental quality of Paradise Lake, wanted to test a few methods to help control the population of Eurasian Milfoil to help promote continuing recreational activity in the lake. Each organization had different ideals: one was for natural treatment, the other wanted to explore chemical treatment avenues. One method chosen by the latter organization was chemical treatment using 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic Acid (2,4-D), a common pesticide, especially in agriculture. To determine whether there was a risk to the lake or surrounding groundwater sources, sediment samples were collected and analyzed for the presence of 2,4-D.

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