College of Engineering and Polymer Science
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Senior Design Project
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
Nidec Drive Systems is a leading electric motor manufacturing company with several facilities in the US and around the world. However, as of recent, Nidec has started to see some signs of old and outdated production machines affecting their production numbers even though the demand for electric is ever increasing. In an attempt to repair some of these issues, Nidec reached out to the University of Akron to look for senior design groups to help design and standardize better production machines. We were tasked with redesigning a new winder, which is a machine that winds the copper coils to the core of the motor. The design and manufacturing process is detailed in the following report, in addition to the results of our project.
Honors Faculty Advisor
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Pugh, Michael; Swartz, Ben A.; Leonard, Andrew; and Dostal, Garrett, "Nidec Automated Winder" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1713.