Title of Proposal
Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education
Bachelor of Science
Date of Graduation
By pairing up with Ridge Tool Company in Elyria, Ohio, we developed a competitive redesign based on their K-45 Sink Machine. Some goals set forth at the beginning were to take the machine from a corded system with a brushed motor to a battery powered one with a brushless motor, and to address some consumer concerns in regards to weight support and ease-of-use. Our final objective was to assemble a functional prototype that could be submitted to Ridge Tool Company for review. This redesign should help this machine remain competitive in the field, and give us the chance to present our proposed redesign to upper management in the company.
Dr. Shao Wang
Dr. Siamak Farhad
Dr. Yogesh Singh
Michaud, Sarah; Cozzens, Kaylin; and Spinelli, Emily Jo, "Battery Powered Handheld Drain Cleaner" (2019). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 823.