With a fully functioning and calculated mechanical system, this Tesla-inspired Hoist system was the result of Loughborough University group project.

Process

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Research

Gaining insight into Tesla's design language

Calculated

Building out the mechanical functionality

Designed

Packaging the design effectively and successfully

Visualised

Rendered to truly reflect the final design

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Motor Selection

Amtecs AC Single-Phase

Research

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Ideation

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Designed around a chosen AC motor and gear train, this sleek casing and rail system reflects the design style of Tesla's Semi

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Rear View

Inspired by Tesla's automotive design

The Specs.

Sporting a Single-Phase AC motor, this hoist can lift loads of 150kg upwards of 10 metres in less than 45 seconds.

Materials

ABS Plastic / Aluminium

Weight

80kg

Voltage

230 / 240 V

Current

8 A

Torque

23 Nm

Speed

≤ 710 RPM

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The Details

Features

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Transparency

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Motor Arrangement

The motor and gear train are located in the rear of the product, leaving ample room for electronics 

AC Motor vs DC Motor

The use of a single-phase AC motor over a generic DC motor means the operator has more control over the moving speed of their payload; therefore more safety

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Repair / Maintenance

With intuitive labelling and simple yet reliable fixtures, the hoist can be easily repaired with little prier knowledge of the equipment

Behind the Scenes

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This University project was a joint effort with another amazing designer who primarily focused on the technical research and mathematical calculations which drove this project.

 

Check out Katy's work below.

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