Quarterly Newsletter 2021: Q3 - MJ Engineering

MJ Engineering

A Quarterly Review

Q3 – 2021

Richard’s Roundtable

Corrosion is a major buzzword in Ohio amusement ride inspections today. Is pitting and/or flaking present on your amusement park ride? Well if you are in Ohio or coming to Ohio soon, you better get that resolved before the state inspects your rides. Due to Tyler’s law changes in Ohio, the state has a zero tolerance policy for corrosion on amusement rides…no matter how small an area or obscure it is. If your ride manufacturer cannot respond or refuses to support your ride, we can provide a 3rd party engineering review and opinion on the required cleaning/repair or maintenance that might be required. We can also do ultrasonic thickness testing to determine if your ride is safe to operator or warrants major repair.

Mission: To provide the expertise people depend on to solve complex engineering or machine design problems.

Collaborative Pick and Place Robot

BY JUSTIN WAND

Pick and place robot cells are becoming more and more common in the workplace. As a repercussion of Covid-19 companies are struggling to find enough employees and they are turning to robots.

Collaborative robots seem to be the preference because they are smaller and come with more built-in safety features to allow them to work closely with the operators. The company this cell is for went with a collaborative robot cell to allow the operator to work near the cell.

In an article dropping in late August, we will go into detail about the operation that we helped this company with and much more.

Checking in at mjengineering.com is a great way to stay up to date with pick and place applications and so much more.

Let us help you with your pick and place application – CONTACT US, today!

Depal Cell and Straw Insertion

BY JUSTIN WAND

MJ Engineering has started working with an industrial cleaning product manufacturer. Currently, there are 2 cells being designed for their facility.

The first cell is a collaborative pick and place robot. The robot pictured above picks the bottles off the pallet and places them on the conveyor.

This type of application is on the rise because it is an easy way to repurpose operators to more meaningful tasks.

 These types of tasks are not always straightforward and sometimes require a little extra planning to make sure that everything is running the way we need it to.

Cell number 2 is also a collaborative cell but it has more complications. It is using dual robots to places straws into containers. Getting the straw in proves to be more difficult than expected. However, with help of our 3D printer, we are able to print parts to help make it a smoother process.

We will be posting photos of our designs for the cell and from the 3D printer on the website when we post the article about the cells. Check in to see if the article is up in late August.

Let us help you with your application – CONTACT US, today!

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3D Printing

MJ Engineering is still running the 3D printers. We have capabilities in both Metal and plastic and can print complex features that are very expensive to machine. On the image to the right we 3d printed the grippers, the funnel, and the pushers up at the top.

We will have more to come on this in portfolio articles that will be posted on the website in weeks to come.

If you have any parts that are costing you a fortune to have machined reach out to us to get your quote for a print today.

Flexibowl

Here at MJ Engineering we have started using Flexibowl more and more. Flexibowl is a bowl feeder that allows parts to be easily picked up by a robot.

If you have an application and you are unsure as to whether or not a bowl feeder needs to be used and you want to know more don’t hesitate to reach out to us we can design something that works for you.

New Hire

Zane Brown is a Controls Engineer. He brings 3 years experience in PLC programming, electrical design, and CAD. He is a 2018 graduate of Muskingum University’s Engineering Science program. Outside of work Zane plays soccer with his rec team and at home, his wife Kaitlyn and their two dogs keep him busy.