Napkin Banding Machine
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Tell us briefly about your project. Is it a work of art or does it serve another
This is a napkin banding machine designed to be used in the restaurant industry. This machine will save time and money for those restaurants manually banding their wrapped silverware.
When did you start working on this project and how long did it take you to complete?
I have been working on this project for over seven years.
What was your goal in building this project?
To develop a useful product, used by many restaurants.
Does your project help to solve a problem? If so what problem?
The machine automates the the process of banding silverware, saving time and money. The machine also creates a much more uniform band placement on the silverware.
What makes your idea unique?
It is the only machine of its kind known to exist.
In what capacity are you using bearings and what type of bearings?
The machine uses a one way clutch bearing in the drive roller. The drive roller advances the paper into the machine.
What is the most important thing you want people to know about your project?
The machine is a time savings tool designed for the restaurant industry.
How will you use the $5,000 prize?
The $10,000 would go towards the thousands of dollars of design cost incurred for this project.