Title

Alternative Drive Socket Wrench

Presenter Information

Jesse Quintana

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

This project includes the design, fabrication, testing, and analysis of a custom tool that will allow individuals who work on automobiles and machines to have more versatility in the process of removing nuts and bolts. The tool works as a normal socket wrench as well as a linear torque transmitter through a secondary drive on the bottom of the wrench which transmits the torque from the bottom of the wrench to the socket head through the internal gear system without having to move the wrench itself. This tool will allow mechanics and machine repair professionals to remove difficult to access bolts more efficiently and in turn save them time and money. The gear system is designed and tested to transmit up to 120 foot pounds of torque which accounts for the majority of bolt removal tasks. A survey done on both people who work on automobiles as well as people who occasionally use a wrench for simple repairs will give a diverse input as to the practicality and ease of use of this custom tool. The results indicate the tool is definitely useful in special cases and can save adequate time in certain situations.

Poster Number

11

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Pringle

Additional Mentoring Department

Industrial and Engineering Technology

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Alternative Drive Socket Wrench

SURC Ballroom C/D

This project includes the design, fabrication, testing, and analysis of a custom tool that will allow individuals who work on automobiles and machines to have more versatility in the process of removing nuts and bolts. The tool works as a normal socket wrench as well as a linear torque transmitter through a secondary drive on the bottom of the wrench which transmits the torque from the bottom of the wrench to the socket head through the internal gear system without having to move the wrench itself. This tool will allow mechanics and machine repair professionals to remove difficult to access bolts more efficiently and in turn save them time and money. The gear system is designed and tested to transmit up to 120 foot pounds of torque which accounts for the majority of bolt removal tasks. A survey done on both people who work on automobiles as well as people who occasionally use a wrench for simple repairs will give a diverse input as to the practicality and ease of use of this custom tool. The results indicate the tool is definitely useful in special cases and can save adequate time in certain situations.