Jason Ahrenholz, Josh Sandbulte, and Tim Wasland
The Dordt College Engineering Department required an affordable means of moving and lifting pallets of materials in the mechanical prototyping laboratory. This engineering team designed a shop crane which utilizes a battery powered winch and is capable of lifting a one ton load to the height of a standard work bench. The group did extensive structural analysis on their design before constructing and testing the final product. The crane was designed to be conveniently collapsed and bracketed to the wall when not in use.