Students in Cecil Gainey’s Mechatronics program at Wando High School were given a special project recently in motor alignment -
“I told the students to use the provided model as a guide and their lab manual, and using generic parts from various vendors, build a similar mechanism”, Gainey said describing the assignment.
“The students figured out a way to use the supplied single phase motor and attached it to a 3/4 horsepower air compressor pump by using a direct shaft coupling and motor belt pulley speed reduction” said Gainey. “The results have been astounding. The students really used there heads with a little help from me”, Gainey added.