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Konstruktion och prototypframtagning av pallväxlare
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis was conducted at AB Fredr Wagner in Ösmo in Nynäshamn, Sweden.AB Fredr Wagner provides solutions for the graphic industry and has been asked by acustomer to develop a product that can simplify handling of EUR-pallets, namely amechanical arrangement, further called pallet exchanger that can switch from anempty pallet to a fully loaded one using only hand force.The goal with the thesis was to create design documents for a pallet exchanger, andalso from those documents to manufacture a prototype for testing and evaluation.A field trip was made to the customer, IKAB mailing in Huddinge, where the palletexchanger is thought to be placed. The purpose of this field trip was to get an insightinto the current work condition and need of change, as well as to gather informationregarding the requirements when it comes to size and robustness of the palletexchanger. Existing equipment on the market that can perform similar tasks werestudied in order to find an optimal solution for the actual pallet exchanger.After the field trip and gathering of information the concept generating phase began.The method used for generating concepts was brainstorming. To decide on whichconcept to use, a concept selection matrix was created. The selection criteriaincluded in the matrix came from the requirements for the pallet exchanger. Themanufacturing of the pallet exchanger took place in the workshop of AB FredrWagner.The result is a prototype that can hold two fully loaded pallets and one empty pallet.With this prototype, production stops because an empty pallet needs to be switchedfor a new one can be avoided. The prototype’s scissor lift provides also a betterworking environment when it comes to ergonomics.

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Keyword [sv]
Produktutveckling, konstruktion, prototypframtagning, pallväxlare
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231192ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-M-2014/20-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-231192DiVA: diva2:743851
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Mechanical Engineering


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