2023 - Baffle Forming Machine

"Our project was to make a machine to bend oil furnace baffles for the company Granby Furnaces. Granby is a HVAC manufacturing company based out of Parrsboro Nova Scotia. Our machine was intended to make the process of making these baffles faster and more reliable.

We started by contacting the company to see if they would be interested in funding this project. After discussing some ideas with the general manager of the plant they were on board. Throughout the design process we remained in touch with the company to make sure we were heading in the right direction and would ultimately end up with a machine they could use.

The project was manufactured mostly out of sheet metal (cut on a CNC laser cutter) and used a pneumatic motion system that was controlled by an Arduino."

-Ben Babineau, 2nd Year Electrical Student, Member of A.D Foulis Design II Award Winning Group