Automation Applications

                                                         Northrup Grumman

I worked with Northrup Grumman on the USPS - FSS (Flat Sequence Sorter) 
I was primarily involved in the structural designs for a set of some eight sheet metal weldment frames featuring a slot / tab and pin  alignment technique. 
Also included in the contract requirements were the doors and covers protecting the machine operators the requirements of which included E-stop button placement, fault switches, and door and cover kill switches. 
Additional requirements included a complete analysis of ergonomics and gas spring placement and alignment to provide lifting assistance and holding the covers open during maintenance or other functional activities such as clearing a jam.

Flat Sequence Sorter

Door and Cover position study

Enclosure Study


FSS in detail


Learn more about the FSS from Northrup Grumman here and here

Google the USPS Flat Sequence Sorter here