Panel Hoist Redesign

Adrian Fintelman, Daniel Pond

Sponsor: Interstates Control Systems

The purpose of this project was to design a lifting mechanism to assist shop staff at Interstates Controls in the installation of heavy electrical pre-assemblies into vertical enclosures during the electrical panel construction process. Based on analysis of the modified engine hoist already in use, the mast, boom, and boom extension were redesigned, and counterweights and upgraded casters were installed to meet the strength, balance, and reach requirements and achieve 1,000 pound maximum load rating.