College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
This senior design project consists of designing and building a test bench set up in the GAF facility located in Fontana CA. The project creates an area where testing of different configurations of equipment takes place before implementing the equipment on the production line. Having this isolated environment allows the engineers and technicians to follow several design build test iterations on new systems. The design has the versatility to handle different equipment set ups and test a large quantity of diverse situations. The test bench implements Allen Bradley ControLogix, PLC-5, multiple Powerflex drives and multiple Kinetix servo drives simultaneously. The test bench is used to set up design situations to familiarize technicians or engineers with equipment. This is to ensure that the equipment functions properly when installed on the production line, thus minimizing equipment related downtime.