As the engineering students, we are expected to be able to apply our engineering knowledge, industrial training experience and management skill effectively and always try to come up with ingenious ideas. In this project, we were given the opportunity to exercise and present these abilities.
The goal of this project is to replace the broken hydraulic tilting system by a better tilting device for the ferrous metal furnace. By thoroughly analyzing several driven systems like manual, motor, pneumatic, hydraulic driving systems, both hand and motor were decided to be employed in the tilting device. However after the manufacturing and testing process the preliminary design was changed to operate the furnace purely on by hand so as to solve the practical difficulties. The project shows us that the initial idea could be implemented if better time management and more investigations are done.