ME 470 Project – Fall 2020

Bottle Labeler

The goal in this project is to design a machine that can move a linkage in an approximate straight line motion at a near constant velocity to apply paint to bottles on a continuously moving conveyor at 80 bottle/min. The teams will utilize mechanisms such as 4-bar linkages, gear sets and cam-follower systems. The project is all virtual, with no build, but with the materials used and manufacturing techniques utilized as part of the design. Performance will be measured by the number of bottles labeled per minute, positional accuracy, deviation from constant velocity, and the weight of the mechanism.