Date of Defense



Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Liwana Bringelson

Second Advisor

Dr. Sam Ramrattan

Third Advisor

Joseph Petro


A world leader in the production of motion control products produces various models of fixed displacement hydraulic gear pumps. Models are identified through product codes which were previously stamped onto the pumps by means of a hammer and stamp. Worker injury problems, several of which required surgery, resulted from this process. Through intensive research and creative design, a new method was devised to eliminate these problems. The primary advantage of this design is that it virtually eliminates the use of manual force.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only