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Bottling Industry: Creating a Simulator Prototype for a PET Blower Machine
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Bottling Industry: Creating a Simulator Prototype for a PET Blower Machine

The goal of this project is to create a simulator prototype that will be used extensively as a tool for helping operators, production and maintenance personnel better understand the way the process works and be able to troubleshoot it more efficiently.

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6:00
P.M.
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3:00
P.M.
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8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Intermediate
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

The goal of this project is to create a simulator prototype that will be used extensively as a tool for helping operators, production and maintenance personnel better understand the way the process works and be able to troubleshoot it more efficiently.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    June 24, 2024
  • Application deadline
    July 21, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    August 5, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Explain how the bottling industry developed in the world.
  • Understand the bottling process and the different sciences involved in it.
  • Name and explain the main technologies to blow bottles.
  • List the different machines used in the industry and their working principle.
  • Work with current simulators.
  • Design and program a simulator prototype.
  • Communicate through reports and presentations.
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introduction
2
Manufacturing Engineering Research
3
Technology Research
4
Existing Simulator Technologies
5
Choosing the Right Software
6
Prototyping the Simulator
7
Prototype Adjustments
8
Prototype Presentations

Prerequisites

  • Ability to research the subjects required for the completion of the project.
  • Ability to present the use of scientific principles in the bottling industry.
  • Desire to learn how to use FlexSim, a popular 3D modeling software, to develop a simulator prototype.

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Twenty-eight years’ experience in industrial automation, electronics, communications, process control, metrology, calibration, industrial networks, programming, and related topics in various industries, processes, commercial / educational institutions in Central and South America, Mexico, and the United States. Passionate about engineering, learning, mathematics, physics, education, technology, and communications to improve the lives of human beings.

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