SWOSU Capstone Terex Team
SWOSU Engineering Technology Capstone class, is a course that allow seniors to work on a project from a manufacturing company around western Oklahoma. This course gives students hands on experience on how manufacturing plants work and the type of problems they can encounter. Our team is made of three seniors which got to work with Terex Corporation in Oklahoma City that specialize in aerial work platforms. Our project was to develop a solution to help improve the safety of an operator while he/she works in the shaft installation process of a telehandler. During the course of the year, we made several visits to Terex to analyze the process we were going to be working with in order to understand in detail how the process worked, as well as how the operator went about the shaft installation. After hard work and a lot of meetings between the team we developed a tool cart with an articulating arm that will assist the operator in lifting a 30 pound drive shaft and make it faster, but most importantly, safer to install. We also added a pair of industrial magnets that can also help the operator hold the shaft overhead safely.