DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A STEPLESS HEIGHT ADJUSTER FOR AN ASKO DISHWASHER
Abstract: The standard for standing household dishwashers to date includes some means of adjusting the height of the upper basket in order to facilitate a more efficient loading of dishware. Ordinarily this is done by lifting the basket and locking it in a few positions. A more efficient and satisfactory method of handling the elevation that instils a premium sensation was to be developed. A design process was initiated and using CAD, a 3D model with associated drawings was created. A FEM analysis was conducted on the most vital components and a subsequent prototype was built. Preliminary results indicated flaws in the construction, however developing solutions appeared promising. The FEA concluded that the key components were sufficiently dimensioned for the tasks given. In the end, the project requirements were fulfilled although with set conditions modified, and without an end user trial.
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