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Feed Batch Mixer Box For Isu Beef Nutrition Farm, Luke Sweeney, Brennon Ryan, Mark Thompson, Luke Sinclair, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Feed Batch Mixer Box For Isu Beef Nutrition Farm, Luke Sweeney, Brennon Ryan, Mark Thompson, Luke Sinclair, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm’s mission is to provide facilities and support for research aimed at optimizing nutrition and management of beef cattle in Iowa. Facilities include a modern open-front, 60-pen feedlot, a 7-pen feedlot with an electronic feed intake management system, and a 16-pen open-front feedlot. All pen sizes are adequate for up to six animals. There are 120 acres of improved pasture available for grazing research and several small open lots with fence line feed bunks. A modern, indoor animal handling facility, feed mill and indoor and outdoor feed storage structures are on hand.

Our client ...


Abe Souvenirs, Ray Stark, Lucas Ferrian, Joe Miller, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Abe Souvenirs, Ray Stark, Lucas Ferrian, Joe Miller, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The ABE department at Iowa State University frequently hosts both international and domestic visitors. The challenge we were given was to design three ABE-specific brand souvenirs to give the visitors. The souvenirs should impress the visitors and be clear, attractive, useful, and memorable. These souvenirs are to be crafted out of metal, wood, or plastic and include the skills of all members involved. External help was used for the artistic aspects of the design via personal contacts in the design department. The project was completed over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year. The main stakeholders helped to determine the ...


Design And Testing Of A Cleaning And Disinfection System For Farm Equipment And Vehicles At Livestock Farms, Noelle Hinrichs, Taeh Horbas, Matt Devine, Brett C. Ramirez, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Design And Testing Of A Cleaning And Disinfection System For Farm Equipment And Vehicles At Livestock Farms, Noelle Hinrichs, Taeh Horbas, Matt Devine, Brett C. Ramirez, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

  • During a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) outbreak, it is critical that people, equipment, and vehicles do not inadvertently move the disease-causing agent between premises (i.e., locations where animals are housed or otherwise handled).
  • To prevent this potential transmission, a cleaning and disinfection (C&D) station must be established at the clean/dirty line on infected premises, and everything going on or off the premises pass through it.
  • Without this critical precaution, more viruses may remain in the environment and cause potential infection of other premises and herds; thus, making FAD containment a challenge.


Testing The Prototype Spiral Magnetic Filter, Alexander Stockmaster, Jacob Miles, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Testing The Prototype Spiral Magnetic Filter, Alexander Stockmaster, Jacob Miles, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o Fleenor Mfg. is a small family-owned company based in Pella, Iowa. They look for unique problems to solve in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining, and utility vehicle markets. Fleenor Mfg. It manufactures a wide variety of filters and hydraulic components. Their customers range from individuals to large scale companies such as John Deere.

o Our client has a patent-pending design for a spiral magnetic filter to filter out contaminants from various types of fluid. Fleenor Manufacturing needed data to prove the effectiveness of the filter.

o Fleenor Mfg. Needed data to be able to prove to companies interested in ...


Testing Poultry Dust Mitigation Practices, Grant Honken, Benjamin Baumgard, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Testing Poultry Dust Mitigation Practices, Grant Honken, Benjamin Baumgard, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

 Cage-free chicken farms are prone to significant amounts of dust in the air due to the disturbance of the litter (bedding) on the ground. We needed to develop a physical test system and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that is able to capture and record dust samples. So the client is able to test different litter management practices, vegetable oil, for example, to minimize the amount of dust airborne in cage-free chicken farms.

 The ideal amount of litter management treatment is unknown. This must be solved to help lower the amount of dust that is airborne in cage-free chicken farms. A ...


Row Unit Test Stand, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Brandon Zumbach, Andrew Anstoetter, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Row Unit Test Stand, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Brandon Zumbach, Andrew Anstoetter, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o Service Motor Company is an official Case IH dealer based in Dale, Wisconsin, that sells new and used Case IH equipment and specializes in servicing the equipment as well.

o Since Service Motor Company is marketing products to customers, they want an easy and new way to demonstrate the new 2000 series planter row-unit.

o Service Motor wants a show stand to place at dealerships for customers to see how this row-unit works, and to be able to easily roll around the dealership with the row unit on.

o Other dealerships have different types of show stands to show ...


Biocentury Research Farm - Paint Booth Automation, Tylor Kosary, Eric Millers, Samuel Gray, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Biocentury Research Farm - Paint Booth Automation, Tylor Kosary, Eric Millers, Samuel Gray, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o BioCentury Research Farm is an affiliate of Iowa State University and operates with the mission to support agricultural sciences and research in local regions. The Farm assembles parts for agricultural equipment.

o The BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) is requesting paint booth modification. The current paint booth has an exhaust fan that is manually controlled. The fan is operated with an appropriate cycle of about 85% of the time. However, the other 15% of the time, the fan is either not used, turned off too soon, or left on too long.

o The issue has continued to waste time, affecting ...


Abe Farm Door Automation, Nick Niemeyer, Adam Degaetano, Tyler J. Carney, Creed Tucker, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Abe Farm Door Automation, Nick Niemeyer, Adam Degaetano, Tyler J. Carney, Creed Tucker, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The Hydroswing door for large equipment access to the south end of the Harvest Storage and Transportation building requires manual operation through the entirety of the open/close cycle. The operation of the door has risks concerning the safety of people and equipment. The door must have a safety device in place to make sure there is no equipment or personal in the way while closing.

o The client is an entity of Iowa State University located on the ISU BioCentury Research Farm.

o Manually operating the door creates wasted time because it requires a person to stand by the ...


Cellular Layout Adjustment And Standardization, Ben Irwin, Andres Navarro, Scott Burnell, Joe Medina, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Cellular Layout Adjustment And Standardization, Ben Irwin, Andres Navarro, Scott Burnell, Joe Medina, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Improve Layout, Material/Process Flow, and Throughput of G.M. Sidestep (Running Board) Assembly Cells.

DeeZee Manufacturing is a medium-sized truck accessory and fabrication company located in central Iowa. Established in 1977, DeeZee is committed to building durable, functional, and stylish products with the consumer in mind. The company is always promoting a cleaner tomorrow by using eco-friendly manufacturing processes and lean practices to reduce emissions and energy use. DeeZee is contracted by most of the large car manufacturers such as Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, and Toyota to produce parts for their vehicles. DeeZee has a significant presence in Iowa ...


Test Device And Process For Assessment Of Smithfield Facility Aging, John Schnack, Brady Lundquist, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Test Device And Process For Assessment Of Smithfield Facility Aging, John Schnack, Brady Lundquist, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

● Establishing structural objective tests and recommendations for hog production facilities.

● The risks are to the livestock, growers, and Smithfield for potential collapses of hog facilities in NW Iowa.

● We assess our solution to be applicable to a large portion of the hog production industry to quickly and objectively measure truss deterioration and provide detailed monetary and structural guidance to growers.


Pyrophoric Waste Disposal, Jack Hendricks, James Burke, Caden Woollen, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Pyrophoric Waste Disposal, Jack Hendricks, James Burke, Caden Woollen, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Ames Laboratory is a National Laboratory operated by Iowa State University on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. They are dedicated to creating materials, inspiring minds to solve problems and addressing global challenges. Sarah Morris-Benavides, Matthew Besser and Roger Rink contacted Iowa State University’s ABE Department to find dedicated students to help them with their problems surrounding their gloveboxes, furnaces, and arc melter. The problem that Ames Laboratory faces is safely cleaning and removing hazardous, often pyrophoric, waste materials from the machines. The purpose of this project is to purchase/fabricate equipment and/or create a procedure ...


Prototype Of A Smithfield Nutrient Cover, Hunter Kvistad, Brent Raver, Owen Oeltjenbruns, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Prototype Of A Smithfield Nutrient Cover, Hunter Kvistad, Brent Raver, Owen Oeltjenbruns, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Smithfield Hog Production has processing facilities throughout the state of Iowa as well as contract finishing sites where producers grow out their swine. The hog manure from these sites is pumped into a slurry store for storage until it can be pumped onto the fields in the spring or fall. The slurry stores stand 19-feet-tall, have a diameter of 120-feet, and hold 1.2-million-gallons of manure. The slurry stores have no cover so they are open to all weather like rain and snow.

Most years, evaporation does not equal precipitation which results in a decreased manure holding capacity and an ...


Deezee Manufacturing T1xx Layout Restructure & Standardization, Ben Irwin, Andres Navarro, Scott Burnell, Joe Medina, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Deezee Manufacturing T1xx Layout Restructure & Standardization, Ben Irwin, Andres Navarro, Scott Burnell, Joe Medina, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Improve Layout, Material/Process Flow, and Throughput of G.M. Sidestep (Running Board) Assembly Cells.

DeeZee Manufacturing is a medium-sized truck accessory and fabrication company located in central Iowa. Established in 1977, DeeZee is committed to building durable, functional, and stylish products with the consumer in mind. The company is always promoting a cleaner tomorrow by using eco-friendly manufacturing processes and lean practices to reduce emissions and energy use. DeeZee is contracted by most of the large car manufacturers such as Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, and Toyota to produce parts for their vehicles. DeeZee has a significant presence in Iowa ...


Automated Guided Vehicles For Material Handling Applications, Brett Burbank, Matt Thompson, Jacob Askam, Zach Woloszyk, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Automated Guided Vehicles For Material Handling Applications, Brett Burbank, Matt Thompson, Jacob Askam, Zach Woloszyk, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

ORBIS Corporation is a plastics manufacturer located in Monticello, Iowa. They have constructed a new 100,000 sq. ft warehouse and distribution center connected to the main plant. ORBIS wants to conduct an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) study to understand the benefit versus the cost of implementing this technology instead of using their current personnel on forklifts. The AGVs would travel from the stretch wrapper to the double-depth warehouse racking. Another task is to retrieve materials from storage and place it in the proper truck staging area.

This newer technology is being looked at by many companies as an option ...


Abe/Tsm 363 Dynamometer, Michael Schulte, Kyle Plach, Christian Van Sloun, Dylan Wood, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Abe/Tsm 363 Dynamometer, Michael Schulte, Kyle Plach, Christian Van Sloun, Dylan Wood, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The current dynamometer, a machine that measures electric motor outputs, used in ABE/TSM 363 lab has been used for many years and should be improved in several key areas, including safety, appearance, and function capabilities. The goal of this project is to develop a manufacture-ready electric motor dynamometer based on a prototype system. This system will be replicated and utilized in ABE/TSM 363 lecture and lab for demonstrations and student testing.

o The ABE Dynamometer project is led by Timothy Shepherd, an Associate Teaching Professor at Iowa State University. He will directly be using the final product to ...


Smithfield Facility Aging, John Schnack, Brady Lundquist 2020 Iowa State University

Smithfield Facility Aging, John Schnack, Brady Lundquist

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

● Establishing structural objective tests and recommendations for hog production facilities.

● The risks are to the livestock, growers, and Smithfield for potential collapses of hog facilities in NW Iowa.

● We assess our solution to be applicable to a large portion of the hog production industry to quickly and objectively measure truss deterioration and provide detailed monetary and structural guidance to growers.


Testing Poultry Dust Mitigation Practices, Grant Honken, Benjamin Baumgard 2020 Iowa State University

Testing Poultry Dust Mitigation Practices, Grant Honken, Benjamin Baumgard

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

 Cage-free chicken farms are prone to significant amounts of dust in the air due to the disturbance of the litter (bedding) on the ground. We needed to develop a physical test system and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that is able to capture and record dust samples. So the client is able to test different litter management practices, vegetable oil, for example, to minimize the amount of dust airborne in cage-free chicken farms.

 The ideal amount of litter management treatment is unknown. This must be solved to help lower the amount of dust that is airborne in cage-free chicken farms. A ...


Fleenor Manufacturing: Spiral Magnetic Filter, Alexander Stockmaster, Jacob Miles, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Fleenor Manufacturing: Spiral Magnetic Filter, Alexander Stockmaster, Jacob Miles, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o Fleenor Mfg. is a small family-owned company based in Pella, Iowa. They look for unique problems to solve in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining, and utility vehicle markets. Fleenor Mfg. It manufactures a wide variety of filters and hydraulic components. Their customers range from individuals to large scale companies such as John Deere.

o Our client has a patent-pending design for a spiral magnetic filter to filter out contaminants from various types of fluid. Fleenor Manufacturing needed data to prove the effectiveness of the filter.

o Fleenor Mfg. Needed data to be able to prove to companies interested in ...


Ames Laboratory, Jack Hendricks, James Burke, Caden Woollen, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Ames Laboratory, Jack Hendricks, James Burke, Caden Woollen, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Ames Laboratory is a National Laboratory operated by Iowa State University on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. They are dedicated to creating materials, inspiring minds to solve problems and addressing global challenges. Sarah Morris-Benavides, Matthew Besser and Roger Rink contacted Iowa State University’s ABE Department to find dedicated students to help them with their problems surrounding their gloveboxes, furnaces, and arc melter. The problem that Ames Laboratory faces is safely cleaning and removing hazardous, often pyrophoric, waste materials from the machines. The purpose of this project is to purchase/fabricate equipment and/or create a procedure ...


Row Unit Test Stand, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Brandon Zumbach, Andrew Anstoetter, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel 2020 Iowa State University

Row Unit Test Stand, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Brandon Zumbach, Andrew Anstoetter, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o Service Motor Company is an official Case IH dealer based in Dale, Wisconsin, that sells new and used Case IH equipment and specializes in servicing the equipment as well.

o Since Service Motor Company is marketing products to customers, they want an easy and new way to demonstrate the new 2000 series planter row-unit.

o Service Motor wants a show stand to place at dealerships for customers to see how this row-unit works, and to be able to easily roll around the dealership with the row unit on.

o Other dealerships have different types of show stands to show ...


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