Engineering and Design

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED HYDRAULIC AND MECHANICAL AUTOMOTIVE WORKSHOP CRANE

Guided by the principles of ensuring safety, this project study is developed to provide a lifting device out of locally available materials. It relates generally to equipment needed for vehicle servicing but particularly designed and fabricated to backup workers when working with vehicle. The industrial design is a combined hydraulic and mechanical automotive workshop crane, a supporting bracket having a post and plurality of retractable leg members, a lifting boom pivotally connected to said post includes a bracket at its end provided with a chain block, and a hydraulic jack mounted on said post underneath said lifting boom. The proponents adopted the Research and Development (R&D) process since the output is a project that will be useful to the instructor. Likewise, the descriptive method was also used since a survey questionnaire was administered while utilizing the safety device. This research study was conducted to design, construct, test, evaluate and revise a lifting mechanism as innovative instructional device. Findings showed that the device exhibited high level of acceptability. The device enhances the teaching-learning outcome, provide an array of technology in automotive that enable the learner to work easily with optimum efficiency.