Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2016


Mechanical Engineering Technology

Committee Chair

Charles Pringle

Second Committee Member

Roger Beardsley

Third Committee Member

Dr. Craig Johnson


Paragon Films has always strived to increase productivity and decrease waist within their company. The plant located in Union Gap, Washington currently has two production lines operating 24/7 managed by 2 to 3 people. The heavy line produces 5000 to 10000 revolutions per roll. This production line has a three part system that automatically feeds the paper cores to the spool shafts to roll the films. Therefore, the employees during that shift do not have to worry about filling up the bin very often. On the other hand, the second production line, which produces the hand films, does not have a system that can feed paper cores to the spool shaft requiring more constant attention by the employees. The drive of this project was to design and manufacture a similar Core Feeder that would automatically feed the cores to the table. This design had size restriction due to the limited space beside the production line but would still manage to improve productivity in the plant. The Core Feeder System will allow employees to fill the bin with more than 200 and only be revisited every couple hours.


Project Web site:

Gantt project planner1 Senior Project.xlsx (30 kB)

Budget.xlsx (21 kB)

FINAL REPORT.docx (15735 kB)