Presentation Title

Nucor Billet Marking and Tracking

Location

Reed 330

Start Date

18-4-2017 5:10 PM

Description

"The Nucor Plant in Kankakee is working with an Olivet Nazarene University senior engineering team to research, design, and propose a continuous marking system that will track individual steel billets after leaving the caster and entering the storage yard. With the current method of using white chalk, the production parameters cannot be retained throughout the storage process, thus creating difficulties in communicating with the roll mill. The Olivet engineers are focusing on three potential methods: paint marking, engraving, and tagging. In order to choose the most feasible solution, the team identified a set of criteria including human readability, machine readability, temperature resistivity, and structural integrity based on each method is evaluated. The remaining possible designs are spray paint jet marking, manual tagging, and automated tagging. The Olivet engineers plan to test each remaining possible design to find out the most suitable solution for Nucor. Additionally, there are several problems which need to be considered – such as funding. Upon preliminary testing and proof of concept studies, the Olivet team is certain to provide Nucor the most feasible solution to their problem.

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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Allen

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Apr 18th, 5:10 PM

Nucor Billet Marking and Tracking

Reed 330

"The Nucor Plant in Kankakee is working with an Olivet Nazarene University senior engineering team to research, design, and propose a continuous marking system that will track individual steel billets after leaving the caster and entering the storage yard. With the current method of using white chalk, the production parameters cannot be retained throughout the storage process, thus creating difficulties in communicating with the roll mill. The Olivet engineers are focusing on three potential methods: paint marking, engraving, and tagging. In order to choose the most feasible solution, the team identified a set of criteria including human readability, machine readability, temperature resistivity, and structural integrity based on each method is evaluated. The remaining possible designs are spray paint jet marking, manual tagging, and automated tagging. The Olivet engineers plan to test each remaining possible design to find out the most suitable solution for Nucor. Additionally, there are several problems which need to be considered – such as funding. Upon preliminary testing and proof of concept studies, the Olivet team is certain to provide Nucor the most feasible solution to their problem.