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ISRN Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 149643, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/149643
Research Article

Design and Development of a New Automated and High-Speed Gas Filling Systems

School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA

Received 31 January 2011; Accepted 1 March 2011

Academic Editors: Y. Chen and Y.-H- Lin

Copyright © 2011 Zheng (Jeremy) Li. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This research is to describe the recent development of a new automated and high-speed gas filling system in industrial applications. It aims at the introduction, study, and analysis of automated and high-speed gas filling mechanisms in industry. Automation is not only significantly increasing the production speed but also more accurately controlling product quality. Automated mechanical system can maintain consistent quality, shorten lead time, simplify material handling, optimize work flow, and meet the product demand for flexibility and convertibility in production. Computer-aided engineering design can quickly model automated machinery systems, shorten the product development cycles, and improve engineering integral processes of product design, development, engineering analysis, and production. This paper introduces a newly developed automated and high-speed gas filling system and focuses on computer-aided design, modeling, and simulation of this new mechanism. Compared with the current conventional systems, this new automated gas filling system has more reliable sealing function and higher production rates. The prototype of this automated machinery system has also been tested for functional verification. Both computer-aided analysis and prototype testing results indicate that this automated and high-speed gas filling mechanical system works well with high production quantity and reliable product quality.