Pipe Conveyor System for Cylindrical Steel Pipe

Faculty Mentor(s)

Prof. Agajanian, Prof. Weber

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jppaynter@olivet.edu, hharris3@olivet.edu, sabowden@olivet.edu, nfuentes2@olivet.edu, saagajanian@olivet.edu, jrweber2@olivet.edu, kaschimmel@olivet.edu

Project Type

Senior Design Project

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The Peddinghaus Pipe Conveyor Senior Engineering Design Team was given the task of equipping an existing conveyor system with the ability to convey cylindrical steel pipe down the system while keeping the pipe in line with the datum and passline planes and restricting axial rotation. A metal prototype was constructed out of 0.25” mild steel that can store safely underneath the existing conveyor when not in use and extend when needed to constrain the pipes. Three pneumatic cylinders to actuate the main arm of the prototype were equipped with a polyurethane-coated roller to hold the pipe against both the conveyor and the datum rollers. Using the existing conveyor system, the prototype successfully keeps the pipe in line with the passline and datum plane. A fourth pneumatic cylinder is used to extend and retract the two parallel rollers, which keep the pipe in line with the datum plane.

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Pipe Conveyor System for Cylindrical Steel Pipe

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The Peddinghaus Pipe Conveyor Senior Engineering Design Team was given the task of equipping an existing conveyor system with the ability to convey cylindrical steel pipe down the system while keeping the pipe in line with the datum and passline planes and restricting axial rotation. A metal prototype was constructed out of 0.25” mild steel that can store safely underneath the existing conveyor when not in use and extend when needed to constrain the pipes. Three pneumatic cylinders to actuate the main arm of the prototype were equipped with a polyurethane-coated roller to hold the pipe against both the conveyor and the datum rollers. Using the existing conveyor system, the prototype successfully keeps the pipe in line with the passline and datum plane. A fourth pneumatic cylinder is used to extend and retract the two parallel rollers, which keep the pipe in line with the datum plane.