Engineering Education Scheme with Niftylift 2012 - 2013
This year's team are (pictured left to right) Jack Newton, Yejide Tinubu, Jess Morgan-Butler and Oladapo Awoniyi.
BA CREST Gold Award & Exscitec Platinum Award (TBC).
To design, manufacture and test a working wind speed alert device to warn machine operators of un-safe operating conditions. This device had to be retro-fittable to our current 'Toughcage' application.
Currently there is no accurate way of gauging wind speed while operating the machines due to changing working conditions and environments; therefore there is an opportunity for optimising the range in which a machine can be operated safely.
The team designed and developed an anemometer to suit Niftylift's requirements by investigating a suitable detecting method while looking at the machine interface and packaging limitations. The team also considered the manufacturing method, cost, weight and robustness of the final product. They produced a final working prototype which interfaces with the 'Toughcage' and digital cage panel.