S. G. Hauser & Assoc. (Hauser,
Coulter Corp., Diagnostics Division
PROJECT DATES: 1/93-9/94
(Under the direction of Robert
P.E./MSME and CEO Steve
Prototyping Logistics Management,
Robotic Mechanism Engineering & Design
of ten very complex robotic
modules. Chassis/Assy Detail Design for the system.
Component/Vendor Sourcing &
Quoting. Q.C., Assembly & Debug Assistance.
3D Computer Modeling of the
Processor" was an engineering prototype designed to automate a complex
series of cytology preparation
protocols. The system involves the computer-control of
13 stepper motors, 9 pneumatic
actuators, a DC servo-driven centrifuge, 2 precision
temperature zones, a unique
automatic magazine/loader for glass test tubes, an
on-board PC and over a dozen
PLCs all integrated into a portable, rolling cart!
The client was pleased enough
with our prototype that they had several more built
of virtually identical design.
Engineering designed the electronics
& software used to control the on-board
PC & PLC-driven robotic subsystems.
By Jeff Krause, 3D layouts,
parts & photos.