Dr. Rudy J. Eggert
The purpose of this design project was to develop a system that will allow employees of the ARC to be able to work on a greater variety of projects and to improve their productivity. The hardware dispenser group developed a design for a tray that would help the ARC employees work quicker and more efficiently. The tray has bins to hold hardware which the supervisor loads onto the tray. The employee slides a bag over the tip of the funnel and into the clip which holds the bag in place. The worker then chooses which parts need to be in the bag and slides each one of them down the tray from the bin and into the funnel. They can then remove the bag and the task is completed.
Raff, John D.; Owen, Dave; and Sheppard, Paul, "Hardware Dispenser Project" (2008). Service-Learning Program. Paper 5.