Publication Date

Spring 2021

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

Since the advent of architecture, cranes have been an essential tool in moving and placing heavy loads. Even in modern times, cranes of all sorts are still being used. This project focuses on the design, fabrication, and testing of a small scale model of an overhead gantry crane to be used by our customer, Dr. Jackson Potter, as a classroom demonstration of the engineering techniques used to control a real crane.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)