Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 20:17:28


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


For our senior design project, we partnered with Swagelok to create a working prototype of an automatic lubrication system that would allow for consistent application of a lubricant dispersed on the inside of a Swagelok-manufactured part. This device needed to be simple enough in design and operation so that Swagelok operators could properly lubricate the specific area on the inside of an actuator on a routine basis. The device created has a cylindrical housing that, when loaded with an actuator, will stabilize the part as a pneumatic cylinder drives a lubricant-dispensing head up into the actuator. As the cylinder retracts, lubrication will excrete from the head, creating an even, consistent layer on the desired area within the actuator. We were able to design and assemble an operational prototype that Swagelok will fine tune and finalize using permanent materials and replicate throughout their facility.

Research Sponsor

Josh Webb

First Reader

Alper Buldum

Second Reader

Dr. Ajay Mahajan

Honors Faculty Advisor

David M Peters

Included in

Engineering Commons



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