Date of Defense
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Liwana Bringelson
Dr. Sam Ramrattan
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.
Hutchins, Marguerite and Thompson, Bryan C., "Injury Reduction in the Pump Marking Process" (1997). Honors Theses. 2057.
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