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Development Of A Wheel Stop Mechanism For A Wheel Alignment Machine

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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New MET Course Development

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7.418.1 - 7.418.10



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Gregory Coe

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Vladimir Sheyman

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Mulchand Rathod

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Vladimir Sheyman, Mulchand S. Rathod, Greg D. Coe Division of Engineering Technology Wayne State University Detroit, MI. 48202

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SUMMARY one. It does not stand in a deep pit of the assembly plant floor. This wheel alignment This paper is based on a senior machine is located right on the top of the design project. It is an example of a floor. There is no additional adjustment complete work from conception and design tooling that would come up from the bottom to implementation in the industry. This of the vehicle. project also shows how the industry benefits from supporting curriculum based projects. The design of the wheel stop mechanism has been drawn in Mechanical In design process of any device, Desktop V4 – 3D CAD system. Important there exists a magnitude of considerations calculations and tests were also made to and a challenge for the engineering assure the durability of components. They professional to recognize all the issues in an are designed to withstand the impact and to appropriate proportion. One of the most check if the mechanism would meet the important considerations is safety. In this requirements and specifications. As it was project, a safety mechanism on a wheel mentioned earlier, this device was alignment machine was designed, fabricated, implemented in industry and it was fully tested, and implemented in industry. The functional in an improved setting. wheel stop mechanism is either installed on the drive side of the wheel alignment INTRODUCTION machine or on both sides of the vehicle based on the customer safety standards. In As fully assembled automobiles case of an accident, while the measuring come of the assembly line, they go through a heads reading the alignment of the tires, the variety of tests. In many cases, some wheel stop mechanism prevents harm to the vehicles need minor adjustments. One of operator, alignment machine, and the plant the tests needed is the headlamp and wheel assembly surrounding. If the automobile alignment test. The operator carefully transmission were somehow knocked out of drives the vehicle onto the wheel alignment neutral and put into drive position while the machine where the front axle is even with measuring process would be taking place, the measuring head. During this process, the wheel stop prevents it from moving the tires rest on two rollers. Once the forward. measuring heads recognize that the tire is in proper place, a signal is sent to activate the This project resulted in introduction air cylinder on the wheel stop mechanism of a new wheel stop mechanism for a wheel causing it to open. While the measuring alignment machine in the automotive process is taking place, this new device industry. The unique frame of the machine would act as a stop just in case the vehicle is much more compact than the standard some how is put into the drive motion. It

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Coe, G., & Sheyman, V., & Rathod, M. (2002, June), Development Of A Wheel Stop Mechanism For A Wheel Alignment Machine Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11169

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